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Korber, Philipp

PD Dr. Philipp Korber

Biomedical Center - Molecular Biology, LMU Munich


Vice Chair of the CRC 1064
Project A04: Reading DNA sequence for nucleosome positioning by remodelers and barriers


Biomedical Center
Molecular Biology
Großhaderner Str. 9
82152 Plangegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 2180 - 75435

Website: Yeast Chromatin

Work group

Project A04

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

  • 1996 Diploma in Biochemistry; Advisor: Prof. R. Jaenicke, Universität Regensburg
  • 1991-1996 Study of Biochemistry, Universität Regensburg

Advanced Professional Degrees

  • 2014 Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Venia legendi (teaching certificate) in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
  • 2000 Doctoral degree‚  Universität Regensburg Advisors: Prof. R. Jaenicke, Universität Regensburg, Prof. J.C.A. Bardwell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Positions Held

  • since 2006 independent group leader, Department for Molecular Biology, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 2000-2005 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. W. Hörz, Adolf-Butenandt-Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2012-2017 Bavarian Network for Molecular Biosystems (BioSysNet), associate junior group leader
  • 2011-2016 EU Network of Excellence “Epigenesys”, associate member
  • since 2009 American Society for Microbiology, member
  • 2009-2012 SFB/Transregio 5, project leader
  • 2006-2009 EU Network of Excellence “The Epigenome”, Newly Established Team (NET)
  • 2005-2008 Transregio 5, joined project leader with Prof. W. Hörz († 2005)
  • 1997-2000 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
  • 1993-1996 Cusanuswerk

Editorial Activities

  • since 2014 Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Selected CRC project-related publications

Funke, J.J., Ketterer, P. Lieleg, C., Schunter, S., Korber*, P., and Dietz*, H. (2016) Uncovering the forces between nucleosomes using DNA origami. Science Advances, 23. Nov 2016: e1600974.

Krietenstein, N., Wal, M., Watanabe, S., Park, B., Peterson, C.L., Pugh*, B.F., and Korber*, P. (2016). Genomic Nucleosome Organization Reconstituted with Pure Proteins. Cell 167, 709-721.

Musladin, S., Krietenstein, N., Korber*, P., and Barbaric, S. (2014). The RSC chromatin remodeling complex has a crucial role in the complete remodeler set for yeast PHO5 promoter opening. Nucleic Acids Res 42, 4270-4282.

Pointner, J., Persson, J., Prasad, P., Norman-Axelsson, U., Stralfors, A., Khorosjutina, O., Krietenstein, N., Svensson, J.P., Ekwall*, K., and Korber*, P. (2012). CHD1 remodelers regulate nucleosome spacing in vitro and align nucleosomal arrays over gene coding regions in S. pombe. EMBO J 31, 4388-4403.

Zhang, Z., Wippo, C.J., Wal, M., Ward, E., Korber*, P., and Pugh*, B.F. (2011). A packing mechanism for nucleosome organization reconstituted across a eukaryotic genome. Science 332, 977-980.