Edda Schulz

Dr. Edda Schulz


Curriculum vitae

since 2014 Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
2010-2013 Institut Curie, Paris, France
Postdoc with Prof. Edith Heard, funded by HFSP long-term fellowship
2005-2009 Humboldt Universität und Deutsches Rheumaforschungszentrum, Berlin
Ph.D. with Prof. Thomas Höfer and Prof. Andreas Radbruch
1999-2005 Universität Tübingen

Fellowships and Awards

2018 HFSP Career Development Award
2010-2014 Human Frontiers Science Programme (HFSP) Long-Term Fellowship
2011 Young Female Scientist Award for PhD thesis (awarded by the Forschungsverbund Berlin)
2010 Avrion Mitchison Price for Rheumatology
2010 MTZ-Award for Medical Systems Biology for PhD thesis

Selected Publications

  1. Mutzel V, Okamoto I, Dunkel I, Saitou M, Giorgetti L, Heard E and Schulz EG
    Two coupled feedback loops explain random mono-allelic Xist upregulation at the onset of X-chromosome inactivation.
    BioRvix, 2017, Doi:10.1101/204909
  2. Schulz EG
    X-chromosome dosage as a modulator of pluripotency, signalling and differentiation?
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2017, 372.1733, 20160366.
  3. Schulz EG, Meisig J, Nakamura T, Okamoto I, Sieber A, Picard C, Borensztein M, Saitou M, Blüthgen N and Heard E
    The two active X chromosomes in female embryonic stem cells block exit from the pluripotent state by inhibiting the MAPK signaling pathway,
    Cell Stem Cell, 2014, 14:203-216
  1. Schulz EG and Heard E
    Role and control of X chromosome dosage during mammalian development,
    Current Opinion in Genetics & Development, 2013, 23:1-7
  2. Nora EP, Lajoie BR*, Schulz EG*, Giorgetti L*, Okamoto I, Servant N, Piolot T, van Berkum NL, Meisig J, Sedat J, Gribnau J, Barillot E, Blüthgen N, Dekker J# and Heard E#
    Spatial partitioning of the regulatory landscape of the X-inactivation centre,
    Nature, 2012, 485(7398):381-5
    * # equal contribution
  3. Mariani L, Schulz EG, Lexberg M, Helmstetter C, Radbruch A, Löhning M and Höfer T
    Short-term memory in gene induction reveals the regulatory principle behind stochastic IL-4 expression,
    Molecular Systems Biology, 2010, 6(359)
  4. Schulz EG, Mariani L, Radbruch A and Höfer T
    Sequential polarization and imprinting of type 1 T-helper lymphocytes by interferon-g and interleukin-12,
    IMMUNITY, 2009, 30 (5), 673-683
    ["Research Highlight" in Nature Reviews Immunology]
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