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Prof. Dr. Annette Neubüser


Prof. Dr.
Annette Neubüser

Institute of Biology I

Group: Animal Developmental Biology

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-2917



Focus of research

  • Molecular regulation of craniofacial development
  • Development of the olfactory placode and GnRH neurons, inner ear development
  • The function of FGF signaling during vertebrate development


  • 2012-2014 Dean of Studies, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 2007-2008 & 2015-2016 Elected Director oft the Institute of Biology 1, University of Freiburg
  • 2005-2015 Initiator and Spokesperson oft the Research Training Group RTG 1104 – From Cells to Organs: Molecular Mechanisms of Organogenesis
  • Since 2003 C3-Professor of Animal Developmental Biology; Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg
  • 1998-2003 Group leader, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
  • 1996-1998 Postdoc, Dept. of Anatomy, UCSF, San Francisco, USA
  • 1993-1995 Ph.D. in Biology, MPI for Immunobiology, Freiburg, GSF-Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 1987-1992 Studies of Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Freiburg 

Selected publications

  • Fuchs A, Inthal A, Herrmann D, Cheng S, Nakatomi M, Peters H, and Neubüser A. (2010). Regulation of Tbx22 during facial and palatal development. Dev. Dyn. 239, 2860-74
  • Barrionuevo F., Naumann A., Bagheri-Fam S., Speth V., Taketo M.M., Scherer, G., and Neubüser, A. (2008) Sox9 is required for invagination and survival of the otic placode in mice. Dev. Biol. 317, 213-24
  • Mandler M. and Neubüser A. (2004). FGF signalling is required for initiation of feather placode development. Development 131, 3333-3343.
  • Bouchard, M., Souabni A., Mandler M., Neubüser A., and Busslinger, M. (2002). Nephric lineage specification by Pax2 and Pax8. Genes Dev. 16, 2958-2970.
  • Neubüser, A., Peters, H., Balling, R. and Martin, G. (1997). Antagonistic interactions between FGF and BMP signaling pathways: a mechanism for positioning the sites of tooth formation. Cell, 90, 247-255.


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