RNA-mediated regulation of gene expression


  • Since 2013: Head of Molecular Cytogenetic Diagnostics, Institute of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Mainz
  • Since 2012: Group leader, Institute of Human Genetics, University Medical Center Mainz
  • 2008-2012: Project group leader, department of Molecular Embryology, MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg i. Breisgau


  • Since 2013: Further education as Fachhumangenetikerin
  • Since 2012: Preparation of habilitation
  • 2003-2008: Postdoctoral research with Dr. S. Schweiger, MPI for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
  • 2000-2003: PhD with Dr. S. Schweiger, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
  • 2000: Diploma thesis at the German Rheumatism Research Centre Berlin; Diploma in Biology, University Bielefeld

Most relevant publications by Jennifer Winter

Winter J (2015). MicroRNAs of the miR379-410 cluster: new players in embryonic neurogenesis and regulators of neuronal function. Neurogenesis (Austin), 2, e1004970, doi:10.1080/23262133.2015.1004970

Winter J, Basilicata MF, Stemmler MP and Krauss S (2015). The MID1 protein is a central player during development and in disease. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed), 21, 664-682

Rago L, Beattie R, Taylor V and Winter J (2014). miR379-410 cluster miRNAs regulate neurogenesis and neuronal migration by fine-tuning N-cadherin. EMBO J, 33, 906-920

Pfeiffer A, Jaeckel M, Lewerenz J, Noack R, Pouya A, Schacht T, Hoffmann C, Winter J, Schweiger S, Schäfer MK and Methner A (2014). Mitochondrial function and energy metabolism in neuronal HT22 cells resistant to oxidative stress. Br J Pharmacol, 171,  2147-2158, doi: 10.1111/bph.12549

Bräutigam C, Rago L, Rolke A, Waldmeier L, Christofori G and Winter J (2013). The RNA-binding protein Rbfox2: an essential regulator of EMT-driven alternative splicing and a mediator of cellular invasion. Oncogene, 33, 1082-1092

Bräutigam C, Raggioli A and Winter J (2013). The Wnt/β-catenin pathway regulates the expression of the miR-302 cluster in mouse ESCs and P19 cells. PLoS One, 8, e75315, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075315

Aranda-Orgillés B, Trockenbacher A, Winter J, Aigner J, Köhler A, Jastrzebska E, Stahl J, Müller EC, Otto A, Wanker EE, Schneider R and Schweiger S (2008). The Opitz syndrome gene product MID1 assembles a microtubule-associated ribonucleoprotein complex. Hum Genet, 123, 163-176

Winter J, Roepcke S, Krause S, Müller EC, Otto A, Vingron M and Schweiger S (2008). Comparative 3'UTR analysis allows identification of regulatory clusters that drive Eph/ephrin expression in cancer cell lines. PLoS One, 3, e2780

Winter J, Kunath M, Roepcke S, Krause S, Schneider R and Schweiger S (2007). Alternative polyadenylation sites and promoters act in concert to control tissue-specific expression of the Opitz Syndrome gene MID1. BMC Mol Biol,  8, 105


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