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Robles, Maria

Prof. Maria Robles, PhD

Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU Munich


Project A32 - Protein and phosphorylation nuclear dynamics in time and space and its modulation by metabolism


Systems Chronobiology
Institute of Medical Psychology
LMU Munich
Goethestrasse 31
80336 Munich

Website: Systems Chronobiology

Work group

Project A32

University degree

  • 1992 - 1997 Study of Biology (Diploma), University of Leon, Spain

Advanced Academic Qualifications

  • 2002 Doctorate University Autonoma of Madrid, Spain, Director: Prof. Dr. Carlos Martinez, Immunology and Oncology Department

Postgraduate Professional Career

  • since 2017 W2 Tenure Track Professor of Chronobiology, LMU, Institute for Medical Psychology, Munich
  • 2014 - 2017 Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry,Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Munich
  • 2009 - 2014 Marie Curie Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Munich
  • 2008 - 2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Munich
  • 2003 - 2007 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurobiology, Boston, MA, USA

Other Professional Activities

  • since 2020 Associated Editor Frontiers in Physiology/Chronobiology
  • 2018 - 2019 Member of the Research Focus group of The How and Why of Microbiomes, Center for Advance Studies, LMU
  • since 2017 Member of the International PhD program IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences
  • since 2017 Ad-hoc reviewer for several journals such as Nature Structure and Molecular Biology, Cell Metabolism, Journal of  Molecular Biology, FEBS Letters, SLEEP

Honours and Awards

  • 2020 Elected EMBO Young Investigator (2021-2024)
  • 2020 First Prize HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Manuscript Competition
  • 2020 Junior Faculty Research Award Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR)
  • 2009 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008)
  • 2004 Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Center Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, USA.
  • 1998 PhD fellowship, Madrid Regional Government and by Spanish National Research Council and Pharmacia & Upjohn, Spain
  • 1998 Extraordinary First-Degree Prize in Biology. University of Leon, Spain
  • 1998 Extraordinary Degree Prize in Biology. University of Leon, Spain

CRC project-related Publications

Brüning F, Noya SB, Bange T, Koutsouli S, Rudolph JD, Tyagarajan SK, Cox J, Mann M, Brown SA*, Robles MS*. (2019) Sleep-wake cycles drive daily dynamics of synaptic phosphorylation. Science. Oct 11;366(6462). doi: 10.1126/science.aav3617. *co-corresponding author

Noya SB, Colameo D, Brüning F, Spinnler A, Mircsof D, Opitz L, Mann M, Tyagarajan SK*, Robles MS*, Brown SA*. (2019) The forebrain synaptic transcriptome is organized by clocks but its proteome is driven by sleep. Science. Oct 11;366(6462). doi: 10.1126/science.aav2642 *co-corresponding author

Harpprecht L, Baldi S, Schauer T, Schmidt A, Bange T, Robles MS, Kremmer E, Imhof A, Becker PB (2019) A Drosophila cell-free system that senses DNA breaks and triggers phosphorylation signalling. Nucleic Acids Research 47: 7444–7459.

Robles MS, Humphrey SJ, Mann M (2017) Phosphorylation Is a Central Mechanism for Circadian Control of Metabolism and Physiology. Cell Metab 25: 118–127.