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Dr. Wenjing Qi


Wenjing Qi

Institute of Biology III

Group: Posttranscriptional control of gene expression

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-2728



Focus of research

  • Genetics and biochemistry of ageing and stress response
  • Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression
  • Tumorigenesis


  • Since 2017 Group leader, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg
  • 2011-2016 Postdoc, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg
  • 2006-2010 PhD in Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg (summa cum laude, excellent)

Selected publications

  • Wenjing Qi, Erika Donner v. Gromoff, Yimin Wang, Ralf Baumeister. DAF-16/FOXO interacts with TGF-ß/BMP signaling to induce germline tumor formation in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. Epub 2017 May 26.
  • Tim Wolf, Wenjing Qi, Verena Schindler, Eva Diana Runkel, Ralf Baumeister. Doxycyclin ameliorates a starvation-induced germline tumor in C. elegans daf-18/PTEN mutants. Exp Gerontol. 2014 Apr 15
  • Qi W, Huang X, Neumann-Haefelin E, Schulze E, Baumeister R. Cell-Nonautonomous Signaling of FOXO/DAF-16 to the Stem Cells of Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet. Epub 2012 Aug 16.
  • Neumann-Haefelin E, Qi W, Finkbeiner E, Walz G, Baumeister R, Hertweck M. SHC-1/p52Shc targets the insulin/IGF-1 and JNK signaling pathways to modulate life span and stress response in C. elegans. Genes Dev. 2008 Oct 1 


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