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Korber, Philipp

Prof. Dr. Philipp Korber

Biomedical Center - Molecular Biology, LMU Munich


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: Nucleosome Positioning and Remodeling in Yeasts

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

  • August 2022 APL Professorship, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 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

  • 2014-2018 Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Selected CRC project-related publications

Oberbeckmann E, Niebauer V, Watanabe S, Farnung L, Moldt M, Schmid A, Cramer P, Peterson CL, Eustermann S, Hopfner KP, Korber P (2020b) Ruler elements in chromatin remodelers set nucleosome array spacing and phasing. BioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.28.969618.

Oberbeckmann E, Krietenstein N, Niebauer V, Wan Y, Schall K, Moldt M, Straub T, Rohs R, Hopfner KP, Korber P, Eustermann S (2020a) Genome information processing by the INO80 chromatin remodeler positions nucleosomes. BioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.11.03.366690.

Knoll KR, Eustermann S, Niebauer V, Oberbeckmann E, Stoehr G, Schall K, Tosi A, Schwarz M, Buchfellner A, Korber P, Hopfner KP (2018) The nuclear actin-containing Arp8 module is a linker DNA sensor driving INO80 chromatin remodeling. Nature structural & molecular biology 25: 823-832

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 CL, Pugh BF, Korber P (2016) Genomic Nucleosome Organization Reconstituted with Pure Proteins. Cell 167: 709-721.e712