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About: Andrea

I completed my studies in Biology at the University of Heidelberg and did my Diploma/MSc thesis at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) on the mechanisms of tissue specific gene regulation. For my PhD I moved to London where I worked at NIMR on the molecular basis of sex determination in mammals. Subsequently I spent 4 years at Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow funded by HFSPO and MDA fellowships. I began to investigate the developmental signals that govern skeletal muscle cell fate specification using chick embryos. I continued working in this topic in my own lab as, which I started as a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow at the University of Dundee. In 2001 I moved my lab to the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where I am now Professor of Developmental Biology.

Posts by Andrea:

Postdoc in Bioinformatics

Posted by on August 12th, 2016

A postdoctoral position is available for a bioinformatician to investigate the mechanisms by which microRNAs, transcription factors and developmental signals control skeletal and cardiac muscle differentiation. The post is based in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, in the group headed by Professor Andrea Münsterberg. Their research aims to[…]

Lectureships in Biological Sciences, UEA, Norwich

Posted by on March 23rd, 2016

New Lectureships are available in the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich. We are looking for dynamic individuals who complement and extend the activities in BIO in both research and teaching. BIO’s research portfolio includes: Cell and Developmental Biology, Cell signalling, Musculoskeletal Biology, Cancer, Matrix Biology, RNA Biology and more information can[…]

DTP studentships on the Norwich Research Park

Posted by on October 13th, 2015

PhD opportunities available here: Use the search functions for particular topics or partner institutions, which include the JIC, TGAC, IFR, TSL and the UEA.   (No Ratings Yet)Loading…

Postdoctoral Researcher position with Andrea Münsterberg, UEA Norwich

Posted by on October 13th, 2015

Using chick embryos we recently identified BMP/Smad and Wnt/GSK3b signals as extrinsic cues that control the migration of prospective cardiac cells. We showed that BMP and Wnt pathways converge on a common effector: the transcription factor Smad1 (Song, McColl et al., PNAS 2014). We will use systematic approaches to determine the targets of BMP/Smad1 and Wnt/GSK3b signalling in early mesoderm cells.[…]


Posted by on September 23rd, 2012

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE ● Ref: RA876 £30,122 per annum                                                                 A postdoctoral position to investigate the role of microRNAs in skeletal muscle development and differentiation is available in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. The full time post will be part of a dynamic research group[…]