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Curriculum vitae Dr. Martina Schifferer


  • 2001-2004 Bachelor in Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University, Munich, Germany
  • 2004-2006 Master in Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University, Munich, Germany
  • 2007-2012 PhD in Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2011-2013 Early Music Program (degree with singing major) at the University Mozarteum, Innsbruck, Austria

Academic positions and appointments

  • 2012-2013 Lecturer and Research Associate, University of Applied Sciences, MCI, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2014 -2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Marie Curie Fellowship, Europen Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2016-2017 Scientific Coordinator Cluster Allergy and Immunity, Technical University Munich, Germany
  • 2017-2019 Staff Scientist Electron Microscopy Hub, Synergy Cluster of Excellence, Technical University, Munich, Germany
  • Since 2019 Associate Investigator Electron Microscopy Hub, Synergy Cluster of Excellence, Technical University, Munich, Germany
  • Collaborative Research from 2020 Project leader DFG-SFB/TRR274

Awards and honours

  • Max Planck Graduate Fellowship, Max-Planck Society
  • Marie-Curie Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (EIPOD, interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at EMBL)

10 Key Publications

  • Djannatian M, Timmler S, Arends M, Luckner M, Weil MT, Alexopoulos I, Snaidero N, Schmid B, Misgeld T, Möbius W, Schifferer M, Peles E, Simons M (2019) Two adhesive systems cooperatively regulate axon ensheathment and myelin growth in the CNS. Nat Commun. 2019
  • Sigmund F, Pettinger S, Kube M, Schneider F, Schifferer M, Schneider S, Efremova MV, Pujol-Marti, Aichler M, Walch A, Misgeld T, Dietz H, Westmeyer GG, Iron-Sequestering Nanocompartments as Multiplexed Electron Microscopy Gene Reporters. ACS Nano (2019)
  • Hofweber D, Hutten S, Bourgeois B, Spreitzer E, Niedner-Boblenz A, Schifferer M, Ruepp MD, Simons M, Niessing D, Madl T, Dormann D. Phase separation of FUS is suppressed by the nuclear import receptor Transportin and FUS arginine methylation. Cell (2018)
  • Schifferer M, Yushchenko D., Stein F., Bolbat A., Schultz C; A ratiometric sensor for imaging insulin secretion in single beta cells. Cell Chemical Biology (2017)
  • Schifferer M, Feng S, Schultz C; Reversible chemical dimerization by rCD1. Methods in Enzymology, (2017)
  • Hoeglinger D*, Nadler A*, Schifferer M, Stein F, Haberkant P, Hauke S, Schultz C; Trifunctional lipid probes for comprehensive studies of single lipid species in living cells PNAS (2017)
  • Schifferer M, Feng S, Stein F, Tischer C, Schultz C; Reversible chemical dimerizer-induced recovery of PIP2 levels moves clathrin to the plasma membrane. BMC (2015)
  • Litzlbauer J, Schifferer M, Ng D, Fabritius A, Thestrup T, Griesbeck O; Large Scale Bacterial Colony Screening of Diversified FRET Biosensors. PLOS One (2015)
  • Schifferer M, Griesbeck O; A dynamic FRET reporter of gene expression improved by functional screening. J Am Chem Soc (2012)
  • Schifferer M, Griesbeck O; Application of aptamers and autofluorescent proteins for RNA visualization. Integrative Biology. (2009)

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