Lineage reprogramming glia into neurons

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Positions held

Since 2018: Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Centre of Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London, UK
Since 2012: Professor, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2011 - 2012: Senior Lecturer in Physiology, Department of Physiological Genomics, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
2005: Lecturer in Physiology, Department of Physiological Genomics, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
2003 - 2005: Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich
2000 - 2003: Group leader at the Department of Neuroimmunology, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Education

2011: Habilitation and venia legendi, Faculty of Medicine (Physiology), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
1993 - 1996: PhD with Dr. H. Thoenen, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry (now Neurobiology), Martinsried/Munich
1992: Diploma in Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

Selected publications by Benedikt Berninger

Karow M, Camp JG, Falk S, Gerber T, Pataskar A, Gac-Santel M, Kageyama J, Brazovskaja A, Garding A, Fan W, Riedemann T, Casamassa A, Smiyakin A, Schichor C, Götz M, Tiwari VK, Treutlein B and Berninger B (2018). Direct pericyte-to-neuron reprogramming via unfolding of a neural stem cell-like program. Nat Neurosci, doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0168-3

Zhao S, Fan W, Guo X, Xue L, Berninger B, Salierno MJ and Del Campo A (2018). Microenvironments to study migration and somal translocation in cortical neurons.Biomaterials, 156:238-247

Bicker F, Vasic V, Horta G, Ortega F, Nolte H, Kavyanifar A, Keller S, Stankovic ND, Harter PN, Benedito R, Lutz B, Bäuerle T, Hartwig J, Baumgart J, Krüger M, Radyushkin K, Alberi L, Berninger B and Schmidt MHH (2017). Neurovascular EGFL7 regulates adult neurogenesis in the subventricular zone and thereby affects olfactory perception.Nat Commun. 8, 15922.

Kleiderman S, Gutbier S, Ugur Tufekci K, Ortega F, Sá JV, Teixeira AP, Brito C, Glaab E, Berninger B, Alves PM and Leist M (2017). Conversion of Nonproliferating Astrocytes into Neurogenic Neural Stem Cells: Control by FGF2 and Interferon-γ. Stem Cells. 34, 2861-2874

Gascón S, Mureno E, Masserdotti G, Ortega F, Russo GL, Petrik D, Deshpande A, Heinrich C, Karow M, Roberston SP, Schroeder T, Beckers J, Irmler M, Berndt C, Friedmann Angeli JP, Conrad M, Berninger B and Götz M (2016). Identification and successful negotiation of a metabolic checkpoint in direct neuronal reprogramming. Cell Stem Cell, 18, 396-409