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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

  • Xu F, Li R, von Gromoff ED, Drepper F, Knapp B, Warscheid B, Baumeister R, Qi W. Reprogramming of the transcriptome after heat stress mediates heat hormesis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Nat Commun. 2023 Jul 13;14(1):4176. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-39882-8. PMID: 37443152; PMCID: PMC10345090.
  • Wenjing Qi, Erika Donner v. Gromoff, Fan Xu, Qian Zhao, Wei Yang, Dietmar Pfeifer, Wolfgang Maier, Lijiang Long and Ralf Baumeister. The secreted endoribonuclease ENDU-2 from the soma protects germline immortality in C. elegans. Nature Communications, Epub 2021 Feb 24.
  • Aspernig Helena , Heimbucher Thomas, Qi Wenjing, Gangurde Dipak, Curic Sedric, Yan Yijian, Donner von Gromoff Erika, Baumeister Ralf, Thien Antje. Mitochondrial Perturbations Couple mTORC2 to Autophagy in C. elegans. Cell Reports. Epub 2019 Nov 5
  • 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.
  • Qi Wenjing, 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. 


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