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Eick, Dirk

Prof. Dr. Dirk Eick

Helmholtz-Zentrum München, Molecular Epigenetics (retired)


Project A08: RNAPII_CTD interactions with chromatin – crosstalk between the codes


Phone: +49 (0)89 31871 - 512
Fax: +49 (0)89 7099 - 500

Website: Helmholtz Zentrum Research Unit Molecular Epigenetics

Work group

Project A08

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

  • 1975 Biological Sciences, University of Cologne
  • 1980 Diploma in Genetics, University of Cologne

Advanced Professional Degrees

  • 1983 Ph.D., Genetics, University of Cologne
  • 1989 Habilitation, Virology, University of Freiburg

Positions held

  • 1983-1989 Postdoc/Senior Scientist, Institute of Virology, University of Freiburg
  • 1990-2008 Independent research group at the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology and Tumour Genetics, Helmholtz Center Munich
  • since 1990 Member of the Faculty of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • since 2008 Head of the Department of Molecular Epigenetics, Helmholtz Center Munich

Honours and Awards

  • since 2009 Editorial Board, Transcription
  • since 2007 Member of the Excellence Cluster ‘Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich" (CiPSM)
  • since 2006 Advisory Board of Ingenium Pharmaceuticals GmbH
  • 2008 Science Day Prize, Helmholtz Association
  • 1997-2000 Task Force der DFG - Friedhelm Herrmann

Selected CRC project-related publications

Rohrmoser, M., Kluge, M., Yahia, Y., Gruber-Eber, A., Maqbool, M. A., Forné, I., Krebs, S., Blum, H., Greifenberg, A. K., Geyer, M., Descostes, N., Imhof, A., Andrau, J. C., Friedel, C. C., & Eick, D. (2019). MIR sequences recruit zinc finger protein ZNF768 to expressed genes. Nucleic Acids Res, 47, 700-715. *

Nemec, C. M., Singh, A. K., Ali, A., Tseng, S. C., Syal, K., Ringelberg, K. J., Ho, Y. H., Hintermair, C., Ahmad, M. F., Kar, R. K., Gasch, A. P., Akhtar, M. S., Eick, D., & Ansari, A. Z. (2019). Noncanonical CTD kinases regulate RNA polymerase II in a gene-class-specific manner. Nat Chem Biol, 15, 123-131.

Shah, N., Maqbool, M. A., Yahia, Y., El Aabidine, A. Z., Esnault, C., Forné, I., Decker, T. M., Martin, D., Schüller, R., Krebs, S., Blum, H., Imhof, A., Eick, D., & Andrau, J. C. (2018). Tyrosine-1 of RNA Polymerase II CTD Controls Global Termination of Gene Transcription in Mammals. Mol Cell, 69, 48-61.e6. *

Gressel, S., Schwalb, B., Decker, T. M., Qin, W., Leonhardt, H., Eick, D., & Cramer, P. (2017). CDK9-dependent RNA polymerase II pausing controls transcription initiation.
Elife e29736 *

Schuller, R., Forne, I., Straub, T., Schreieck, A., Texier, Y., Shah, N., Decker, T.M., Cramer, P., Imhof, A., and Eick, D. (2016). Heptad-Specific Phosphorylation of RNA Polymerase II CTD. Molecular Cell 61, 305-314.