Jan Philipp Junker – short CV

Education and Positions

  • since May 2022: Associate Professor (W2) at Charité
  • since November 2015: Group Leader at BIMSB (MDC Berlin)
  • 2013 – 2015: Senior postdoc at Hubrecht Institute; Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2010 – 2012: Postdoc at MIT; Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2006 – 2009: PhD in biophysics at TU München; Munich, Germany
  • 2001 – 2005: Undergraduate studies in physics at TU München; Munich, Germany

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2022: ERC Consolidator Grant HEART_STATES
  • 2019: Selected for EMBO Young Investigator Program
  • 2018: Science Breakthrough of the Year for  Spanjaard et al., 2018
  • 2016: ERC Starting Grant SPACEVAR
  • 2015: Minerva ARCHES award for German-Israeli scientific collaboration

Key Publications

Hu, B., Spanjaard, B., Lelek, S., El-Sammak, H., Simoes, M., Mintcheva, J., Aliee, H., Schäfer, R., Meyer, A.M., Theis, F., Stainier, D.Y.R., Panáková, D., Junker, J.P. Origin and function of activated fibroblast states during zebrafish heart regeneration. Nat Genet doi:10.1038/s41588-022-01129-5, 2022.

Holler, K., Neuschulz, A., Drewe-Boß, P., Mintcheva, J., Spanjaard, B., Arsiè, R., Ohler, U., Landthaler, M., Junker, J.P. Spatio-temporal mRNA tracking in the early zebrafish embryo. Nat Commun 12: 3358, 2021.

Moreno-Ayala, R., Olivares-Chauvet, P., Schäfer, R., Junker, J.P. Variability of an early developmental cell population underlies stochastic laterality defects. Cell Rep 34(2): 108606, 2021.

Spanjaard, B., Hu, B., Mitic, N., Olivares-Chauvet, P., Janjuha, S., Ninov, N., Junker, J.P. (2018). Simultaneous lineage tracing and cell-type identification using CRISPR-Cas9-induced genetic scars. Nat Biotechnol 36, 469-473.

Selected by Science as part of the “Breakthrough of the Year 2018

Junker, J.P., Noël, E.S., Guryev, V., Peterson, K.A., Shah, G., Huisken, J., McMahon, A.P., Berezikov, E., Bakkers, J., van Oudenaarden, A. (2014). Genome-wide RNA tomography in the zebrafish embryo. Cell 159, 662-675.

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