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Straub, Tobias

Dr. Tobias Straub

Biomedical Center - Molecular Biology, LMU Munich


Z04: Core facility Bioinformatics


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

Phone: +49 (0)89 2180 - 75439

Website: Bioinformatics Core Unit

Work group

CRC core facility: Bioinformatics

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

  • 1991-1997 Study of Medicine, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg

Advanced Professional Degrees

  • 1999 Doctoral degree ‚summa cum laude’, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg Advisor: Prof. F. Boege, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf

Positions held

  • since 2004 Akademischer Rat (Director since 2008) with Prof. P. B. Becker, LMU, München
  • 1999-2004 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. P. B. Becker, LMU, München

Honours and Awards

  • 1999 Promotion Award of the Medical Faculty, Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg
  • 1996 Felix-Wankel-Animal-Welfare-Research-Award, LMU, München


Villa, R., Schauer, T., Smialowski, P., Straub, T., and Becker, P.B. (2016). PionX sites mark the X chromosome for dosage compensation. Nature 537, 244–248.

Schüller, R., Forné, 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. Mol Cell 61, 305–314.

Jain, D., Baldi, S., Zabel, A., Straub, T., and Becker, P.B. (2015). Active promoters give rise to false positive “Phantom Peaks” in ChIP-seq experiments. Nucleic Acids Res 43, 6959–6968.

Straub, T., Zabel, A., Gilfillan, G.D., Feller, C., and Becker, P.B. (2012). Different chromatin interfaces of the Drosophila dosage compensation complex revealed by high-shear ChIP-seq. Genome Res. 23, 473–485.

Lantermann, A.B., Straub, T., Strålfors, A., Yuan, G.-C., Ekwall, K., and Korber, P. (2010). Schizosaccharomyces pombe genome-wide nucleosome mapping reveals positioning mechanisms distinct from those of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Nat Struct Mol Biol 17, 251–257.