Edda Schulz

Dr. Edda Schulz

Lise Meitner Group Leader
Max Planck Research Group Leader

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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