Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Mirka Uhlirova - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

2013 – present: Professor (W3), Institute for Genetics, CECAD, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2008 – 2013: Independent Junior Group Leader, Institute for Genetics, CECAD, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2007 – 2008: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
2004 – 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
2004: Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Genetics, Institute of Entomology ASCR, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
2003: NATO Fellow, Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory (AIDL), Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2000 – 2004: Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
1998 – 2000: M.Sc. Genetics and Molecular biology, Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
1995 – 1998: B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

2008 – 2015: Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Cologne, Institute for Genetics, Germany
2013 – present: Invited membership in AcademiaNet  portal of Leading Woman Scientists, nominated by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2005: Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA (declined by awardee)
2003: NATO Short-term Science Fellowship, Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2002: CLF Travel Award, Czech Literature Foundation
2002: SGA Award, Student Grant Agency, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Selected publications

Mundorf J and Uhlirova M: The Drosophila imaginal disc tumor model: visualization and quantification of gene expression and tumor invasiveness using genetic mosaics. J Vis Exp 2016, 116: e54585. doi:10.3791/54585.

Külshammer E#, Mundorf J#, Kilinc M, Frommolt P, Wagle P and Uhlirova M: Interplay among Drosophila transcription factors Ets21c, Fos and Ftz-F1 drives JNK-mediated tumor malignancy. Dis Model Mech 2015, 8: 1279–1293. doi:10.1242/dmm.020719 # first co-authors.

Jindra M, Uhlirova M, Charles J-P, Smykal V and Hill RJ: Genetic Evidence for Function of the bHLH-PAS Protein Gce/Met As a Juvenile Hormone Receptor. PLoS Genet 2015, 11: e1005394. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005394.

Claudius AK, Romani P, Lamkemeyer T, Jindra M and Uhlirova M: Unexpected role of the steroid-deficiency protein Ecdysoneless in pre-mRNA splicing. PLoS Genet 2014, 10: e1004287. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004287.

Külshammer E and Uhlirova M: The actin cross-linker Filamin / Cheerio mediates tumor malignancy downstream of JNK signaling. J Cell Sci 2013, 126, 927–938. doi: 10.1242/jcs.114462.

Rynes J#, Donohoe CD#, Frommolt P, Brodesser S, Jindra M and Uhlirova M: Activating transcription factor 3 regulates immune and metabolic homeostasis. Mol Cell Biol 2012, 32: 3949-3962. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00429-12. #first co-authors.

Sekyrova P, Bohmann D, Jindra M and Uhlirova M: Interaction between Drosophila bZIP proteins Atf3 and Jun prevents replacement of epithelial cells during metamorphosis. Development 2010, 137, 141-150. doi: 10.1242/dev.037861.

Wang Q, Uhlirova M and Bohmann D: Spatial restriction of FGF signaling by a matrix metalloprotease controls branching morphogenesis. Dev Cell 2010, 18: 157-164.
doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2009.11.004.