Old proteins - new functions: non-classical roles and gene regulation of globins in mammals

Positions held

Since 2001: Professor (Molecular Genetics), Faculty of Biology, JGU, Mainz
1994 - 2001: Working Group Leader, Institute of Molecular Genetics, JGU, Mainz
1990 - 1993: Postdoc, Institute of Genetics, JGU, Mainz

Education

1990: PhD at Ruhr-University Bochum
1985: Diploma in Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Selected publications by Thomas Hankeln

Burmester T and Hankeln T (2014) Function and evolution of vertebrate globins. Acta Physiol (Oxf), 211:501-514 Link 

Bicker A, Dietrich D, Gleixner E, Kristiansen G, Gorr TA and Hankeln T (2014) Extensive transcriptional complexity during hypoxia-regulated expression of the myoglobin gene in cancer. Hum Mol Genet, 23:479-490 Link

Hoogewijs D, Ebner B, Germani F, Hoffmann FG, Fabrizius A, Moens L, Burmester T, Dewilde S, Storz JF, Vinogradov SN and Hankeln T (2012) Androglobin: a chimeric globin in metazoans that is preferentially expressed in Mammalian testes. Mol Biol Evol, 29:1105-1114 Link 

Avivi A, Gerlach F, Joel A, Reuss S, Burmester T, Nevo E and Hankeln T (2010) Neuroglobin, cytoglobin, and myoglobin contribute to hypoxia adaptation of the subterranean mole rat Spalax. PNAS, 107:21570-21575 Link

Burmester T, Weich B, Reinhardt S and Hankeln T(2000) A vertebrate globin expressed in the brain. Nature, 407:520-523 Link