The Role of the NURF complex in neural stem cell fate maintenance in Drosophila

Christian Berger

Positions held

  • Since 2010: Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Genetics
  • 2008-2010: Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Science, IMBA, in the group of Dr. Jürgen Knoblich (Longterm EMBO-fellowship)
  • 2005-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Genetics, University of Mainz


  • 2005: PhD at Institute of Genetics, University of Mainz
  • 2000: Diploma in Biology at University of Mainz

Most relevant publications by Christian Berger

Homem CCF*, Reichardt I*, Berger C, Lendl T and Knoblich JA (2013). Long-term live cell imaging and automated 4D analysis of Drosophila neuroblast lineages. PLoS One, 8, 11

Birkholz O, Vef O, Rogulja-Ortmann A, Berger C and Technau GM (2013). Abdominal-B and caudal inhibit the formation of specific neuroblasts in the Drosophila tail region. Dev, 140, 3552-3564

Birkholz O, Rickert C, Berger C, Urbach R and Technau GM (2013). Neuroblast pattern and identity in the Drosophila tail region and role of doublesex in the survival of sex-specific precursors. Dev, 140, 1830-1842

Harzer H*, Berger C*, Conder R, Schmauss G and Knoblich JA (2013). FACS purification of Drosophila larval Neuroblasts for next generation sequencing. Nature Protocols 8, 1088-1099

Berger C*, Harzer H*, Burkard TR, Steinmann J, van der Horst S, Laurenson A-S, Novatchkova M, Reichert H and Knoblich JK (2012). FACS Purification and Transcriptome Analysis of Drosophila Neural Stem Cells reveals a Role for Klumpfuss in Self-Renewal. Cell Rep, 2, 407-418


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