B13: Michaela Müller-McNicoll

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Institut für Zellbiologie und Neurowissenschaften
Biologicum / Raum Nr. 1.221
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone +49 (0)69 798-42079
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Michaela Müller-McNicoll

Personal data
Date/Place of birth 05/08/1975 in Berlin


1999-2004 Diploma (Biology), Humboldt University Berlin
2004-2009 Ph.D. (Molecular and Cell Biology) with Prof. Dr. B Papadopoulou, Laval University, Québec, Canada
2010-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. K. M. Neugebauer, MPI-CBG Dresden & Yale University, New Haven, USA

Research Experience

2014- Juniorprofessor (RNA Regulation), Goethe University Frankfurt/M.

Honors and Awards

2012 FRSQ postdoctoral fellowship
2010 EMBO postdoctoral fellowship
2010 DAAD postdoctoral fellowship
2009 Mention of honor for outstanding PhD Thesis, Laval University Québec, Canada
2007 Award for scientific excellence in Molecular Parasitology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
2006 Excellence stipend from the FUL (Fondation Université Laval)
2005 DAAD fellowship for PhD students
2003 DAAD fellowship for Master students

Most relevant publications (2009-2014)

Müller-McNicoll M & Neugebauer KM (2014) Good cap/bad cap: how the cap-binding complex determines RNA fate. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 21: 9–12. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nsmb.2751.
Müller-McNicoll M & Neugebauer KM (2013) How cells get the message: dynamic assembly and function of mRNA-protein complexes. Nat. Rev. Genet. 14: 275–87. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrg3434.
Änkö M-L, Müller-McNicoll M, Brandl H, Curk T, Gorup C, Henry I, Ule J & Neugebauer KM (2012) The RNA-binding landscapes of two SR proteins reveal unique functions and binding to diverse RNA classes. Genome Biol. 13: R17. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2012-13-3-r17.
Müller M, Padmanabhan PK, Rochette A, Mukherjee D, Smith M, Dumas C & Papadopoulou B (2010) Rapid decay of unstable Leishmania mRNAs bearing a conserved retroposon signature 3’-UTR motif is initiated by a site-specific endonucleolytic cleavage without prior deadenylation. Nucleic Acids Res. 38: 5867–83. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkq349.
Müller M, Padmanabhan PK & Papadopoulou B (2010) Selective inactivation of SIDER2 retroposon-mediated mRNA decay contributes to stage- and species-specific gene expression in Leishmania. Mol. Microbiol. 77: 471–91. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2958.2010.07226.x.