Epigenetic aspects of early life stress and associated resilience mechanisms

Ulrich Zechner

Positions held

  • Since 2002: Group Leader (TV-L E 15) and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Mainz
  • 1998-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. Roland M. Schmid, Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Ulm
  • 1996-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. Reinald Fundele, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Department Ropers, Berlin


  • 2008: Habilitation and venia legendi, Faculty of Medicine (Molecular Medicine), University of Mainz
  • 1996: PhD in Human Biology, University of Ulm, Faculty of Medicine (summa cum laude)
  • 1992-1996: PhD thesis with Prof. Dr. H. Hameister, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Ulm
  • 1992: Diploma in Biology, University of Ulm

Most relevant publications by Ulrich Zechner

Ruf N, Bähring S, Galetzka D, Pliushch G, Luft FC, Nürnberg P, Haaf T, Kelsey G and Zechner U (2007). Sequence-based bioinformatic prediction and QUASEP identify genomic imprinting of the KCNK9 potassium channel gene in mouse and human. Hum Mol Genet, 16, 2591-2599

Dünzinger U, Nanda I, Schmid M, Haaf T and Zechner U (2005). Chicken orthologues of mammalian imprinted genes are clustered on macrochromosomes and replicate asynchronously. Trends Genet, 21, 488-492

Miyamoto Y, Maitra A, Ghosh B, Zechner U, Argani P, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Sriuranpong V, Iso T, Meszoely IM, Wolfe MS, Hruban RH, Ball DW, Schmid RM, and Leach SD (2003). Notch mediates TGFα-induced changes in epithelial differentiation during pancreatic tumorigenesis. Cancer Cell, 3, 565-576

Zechner U, Wilda M, Kehrer-Sawatzki H, Vogel W, Fundele R and Hameister H (2001). A high density of X-linked genes for general cognitive ability: a run-away process shaping human evolution? Trends Genet, 17, 697-701

Zechner U, Reule M, Orth A, Bonhomme F, Strack B, Guénet JL, Hameister H and Fundele R (1996). An Xchromosome linked locus contributes to abnormal placental development in mouse interspecific hybrids. Nat Genet, 12, 398-403


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