Prof. Dr. Baris Tursun
Head of Research Unit
- By appointment only
Key aspects of activity
- Molecular mechanisms of cellular safeguarding
- C. elegans as a model for investigating cellular safeguarding
- Epigenetics in the context of reprogramming and aging
- Interplay of epigenetics and metabolism for cellular safeguarding
- Reverse genetics (RNAi) and molecular genomics (ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq)
since 2021: Professor and Head of Unit for Molecular Cell Biology of Animals at Hamburg University, Germany.
2012 – 2021: Group Leader Gene regulation and cell fate specification at Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), part of Max Delbrück Center in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Germany.
2006 – 2012: Postdoctoral Fellow and Francis Goelet Research Scientist in the lab of Oliver Hobert at the Columbia University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), in New York, USA; Neuronal asymmetry and cell fate reprogramming in C. elegans.
2006: Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Dr. Ingolf Bach at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Worcester, USA Proteostasis during neural development in hippocampus neurons.
2002 – 2005 Doctoral Thesis and graduation in the lab of Dr. Ingolf Bach at the Centre for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH) of the University Clinic Eppendorf (UKE), Germany; Thesis: Ubiquitin ligase activity during neural development in hippocampus neurons.
1996 – 2002 Diploma in Biology with Major in Genetics and Molecular Biology; University of Hamburg, Germany; Thesis: Mitochondrial protein import and processing in S. cerevisiae.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2015 European Research Council STG Grant, HORIZON2020, EU.
2013 Marie Curie Career Reintegration Grant (CIG), FP7, EU.
2008 Francis Goelet Research Fellowship, Goelet Trust for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research, USA.
2006 Postdoctoral Fellowship; DFG, Germany.
2002 Doctoral Fellowship, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (B.I.F.), Germany.