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Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Editor-in-chief: Müller, Werner E.G.
Series Editors: Schröder, Heinz C., Ugarković, Ðurðica

ISSN: 0079-6484

About the Editors

About the Editors: 

Werner E.G. Müller is a university professor at the Medical Center of the University Mainz and head of an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant Group. For his pioneering work in enzymology, molecular biomineralization, and molecular evolution, he has received nearly 20 national and international awards, including the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class of Germany. His current research focuses on applying this knowledge to the development of energy-delivering biopolymers/polyphosphates based (nano)biomaterials for regenerative medicine (bone and cartilage repair, wound healing, etc.). He has more than 1,200 publications (h-index: 84 [ISI-WOS]) and 20 granted patents. In addition to his ERC Advanced Investigator Grant, he has received three ERC-PoC Grants on repair/regeneration of bone, cartilage and blood vessels. He is/was also the coordinator of further European Grants as well as national DFG, BMWi and BMBF Grants.
Heinz C. Schröder is a chemist and physician and gained his doctorate in both disciplines with distinction. 1982-1983 Liebig fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, and 1988 fellowship at the National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. Since 1985 he has been a professor at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. His present research interests include the investigation of the physiological function of polyphosphates, as well as the formation of biogenic nanoparticles, and their biomedical application. H. C. Schröder has received several awards and is author or co-author of more than 500 scientific publications (h-index: 61 [ISI-WOS]). Together with Prof. Dr. W.E.G. Müller, he was involved as a coordinator or partner in more than 20 EU projects.
Đurđica Ugarković received her PhD in Biochemistry at University of Zagreb and performed postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory of Applied Molecular Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She is senior researcher and head of Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics at Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb and professor at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
Her major research interest is studying evolution and function of satellite DNA, which is a major DNA component of heterochromatin in many eukaryotes. Using the beetle Tribolium castaneum as a model system, her group demonstrated for the first time the role of satellite DNA in the modulation of gene expression and revealed the molecular mechanism of their gene-regulatory activity. The influence of satellite DNA on neighbouring genes is epigenetic in nature and is induced upon heat stress, suggesting an important role of satellite DNA in the environmental adaptation. Đ. Ugarković predicted the presence of functional elements within satellite DNAs and, together with colleagues at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, provided the first experimental evidence for the existence of a set or a “library” of satellite DNAs shared among related species. This explained a mode of satellite DNA evolution which is based on random amplification from the common “library”.
She is member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) since 2000 and associate member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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