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Uhlenhaut, Henriette

Prof. Dr. Henriette Uhlenhaut

Molecular Endocrinology, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich


CRC 1064 Gender/Diversity Officer
Project A21: Involvement of the COMPASS complex in the anti-inflammatory actions of the Glucocorticoid Receptor


Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH
Institut für Diabetes und Krebs (IDC)
Ingolstätdter Landstr. 1
85764 Neuherberg

Phone: +49 (0)89 3187 2052

Website: Helmholtz Zentrum Institute for Diabetes and Cancer: Division Molecular Endocrinology
Website: TUM Metabolic Programming

Work group

Project A21

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

  • 1996-2002 Study of Biotechnology (Diploma), Technical University of Braunschweig
  • 1999-2000 Study of Applied Biology (Master of Science), Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA

Advanced Professional Degrees

  • 2007 Doctoral degree, EMBL & University of Heidelberg Joint International PhD Program, Advisor: Mathias Treier, EMBL Heidelberg

Positions Held

  • Since 2019 Chair of Metabolic Programming (W3), TUM
  • 2018-2019 Professor for Metabolic Biochemistry and Genetics (W2), LMU Gene Center
  • Since 2013 Emmy Noether Group Leader at Helmholtz Diabetes Center, Munich
  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Norbert Hübner, MDC Berlin
  • 2008-2010 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Ron Evans, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 2007-2008 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Mathias Treier, EMBL Heidelberg

Honours and Awards

  • 2015 Schering Foundation Friedmund Neumann Prize
  • 2014 ERC Starting Grant awarded
  • 2014-2015 Schering Foundation Young Leaders in Science program
  • 2011-2013 Fast Track Program of the Robert Bosch Foundation
  • 2010-2012 EMBO Long Term Fellowship
  • 2008-2009 Fritz Thyssen Postdoctoral Fellowship

Editorial Activities

  • since 2015 Nuclear Receptor Research

Selected CRC-related Publications

Escoter-Torres L, Greulich F, Quagliarini F, Wierer M, Uhlenhaut NH (2020 Sep 4) Anti-inflammatory functions of the glucocorticoid receptor require DNA binding. Nucleic Acids Res. 48(15):8393-8407. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkaa565. PMID: 32619221

Quagliarini F, Mir AA, Balazs K, Wierer M, Dyar KA, Jouffe C, Makris K, Hawe J, Heinig M, Filipp FV, Barish GD, Uhlenhaut NH (2019 Nov 21) Cistromic Reprogramming of the Diurnal Glucocorticoid Hormone Response by High-Fat Diet. Mol Cell. 76(4):531-545.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2019.10.007. PMID: 31706703

Moretti, I., Ciciliot, S., Dyar, K.A., Abraham, R., Murgia, M., Agatea, L., Akimoto, T., Bicciato, S., Forcato,M., Pierre, P., Uhlenhaut N.H., Rigby, P.W., Carvajal, J.J., Blaauw, B., Calabria, E., Schiaffino, S. (2016). MRF4 negatively regulates adult skeletal muscle growth by repressing MEF2 activity. Nat Commun 7,12397.

Greulich F., Hemmer M.C., Rollins D.A., Rogatsky I., Uhlenhaut N.H. (2016). There goes the neighborhood: Assembly of transcriptional complexes during the regulation of metabolism and inflammation by the glucocorticoid receptor. Steroids May 15 pii: S0039-128X(16)30035-6.

Della Torre S, Mitro N, Fontana R, Gomaraschi M, Favari E, Recordati C, Lolli F, Quagliarini F, Meda C, Ohlsson C, Crestani M, Uhlenhaut NH, Calabresi L, Maggi A. (2016). An Essential Role for Liver ERα in Coupling Hepatic Metabolism to the Reproductive Cycle. Cell Rep. 15, 360-71.