Prof. Dr. Gislene Pereira

Heidelberg University
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 230
D-69120 Heidelberg
Phone: + 49 (0) 6221 546459

Scientific CV

Academic education and professional career

since 2017
since 2016
since 2005
2003 - 2005
2002 - 2003
1998 - 2002
1998 PhD


Heisenberg Professor, Centre of Organismal Studies (COS), Heidelberg University, Germany
Associate member, Centre of Molecular and Cell Biology (ZMBH), Heidelberg University, Germany
Group leader, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance, Heidelberg, Germany
Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Research Scientist, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK
Research Scientist, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UK

PhD in Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximillian University Munich and Max-Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany. Supervisor: Elmar Schiebel

M.Sc in Biochemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Other achievements & Awards

since 2020
since 2019
since 2019
since 2016
since 2015
2014 - 2019

Co-organiser, upcoming EMBO conference on “Centrosomes and Spindle Pole Bodies”, Copenhagen
Invitation to act as a vice-president for the German Cell Biology Society (DGZ), election in November 2020.
Member of the editorial board of Cells
Member of the executive board of the Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS)
Member of the Heidelberg/Karlsruhe Excellence Cluster “3D Matter Made to Order“
Co-organiser of the Winter School on “Molecular mechanisms in mitosis”, Heidelberg, Germany
Main Organiser of the session on “Cell Cycle Control” within the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ) international meeting in Leipzig, Germany
Co-organiser of the SFB1036 International Conference on “Networks of cellular surveillance mechanisms”, Heidelberg, Germany
Main Organiser of the EMBO conference on “Centrosomes and Spindle Pole Bodies”, Heidelberg, Germany
Heisenberg fellowship/professorship award, DFG
Member of the steering committee, DKFZ “Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series”
Co-organiser of the symposium on “Centrosomes, spindle assembly and cilia” within the German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ) international meeting, Cologne
Guest Editor for PLoS Genetics
Member of the DFG Excellence Cluster CellNetworks
Marie Curie Excellence Award
Helmholtz Association Young Investigator Award
PhD Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Award from the Brazilian Association of Pharmacy for the best degree in Biochemistry, Parasitology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


  1. Viol, L., S. Hata, A. Pastor-Peidro, A. Neuner, F. Murke, P. Wuchter, A.D. Ho, B. Giebel, and G. Pereira. 2020. Nek2 kinase displaces distal appendages from the mother centriole prior to mitosis. J Cell Biol.
    219. PMID: 32211891
  2. Uddin, B., P. Partscht, N.P. Chen, A. Neuner, M. Weiss, R. Hardt, A. Jafarpour, B. Hessling, T. Ruppert, H. Lorenz, G. Pereira*, and E. Schiebel*. 2019. The human phosphatase CDC14A modulates primary cilium length by regulating centrosomal actin nucleation. EMBO Rep. 20. PMID: 28263302. * corresponding authors.
  3. Kurtulmus, B., C. Yuan, J. Schuy, A. Neuner, S. Hata, G. Kalamakis, A. Martin-Villalba, and G. Pereira. 2018. LRRC45 contributes to early steps of axoneme extension. J Cell Sci. 131. PMID: 30131441
  4. Caydasi, A.K., A. Khmelinskii, R. Duenas-Sanchez, B. Kurtulmus, M. Knop, and G. Pereira. 2017. Temporal and compartment-specific signals coordinate mitotic exit with spindle position. Nat Commun. 8. PMID: 28117323
  5. Kurtulmus, B., W. Wang, T. Ruppert, A. Neuner, B. Cerikan, L. Viol, R. Duenas-Sanchez, O.J. Gruss, and G. Pereira. 2016. WDR8 is a centriolar satellite and centriole-associated protein that promotes ciliary vesicle docking during ciliogenesis. J Cell Sci. 129. PMID: 2667238
  6. Gryaznova, Y., A. Koca Caydasi, G. Malengo, V. Sourjik, and G. Pereira. 2016. A FRET-based study reveals site-specific regulation of spindle position checkpoint proteins at yeast centrosomes. Elife. 5. PMID:
  7. Meitinger, F., A. Khmelinskii, S. Morlot, B. Kurtulmus, S. Palani, A. Andres-Pons, B. Hub, M. Knop, G. Charvin, and G. Pereira. 2014. A memory system of negative polarity cues prevents replicative
    aging. Cell. 159. PMID: 25416945
  8. Kuhns, S., K.N. Schmidt, J. Reymann, D.F. Gilbert, A. Neuner, B. Hub, R. Carvalho, P. Wiedemann, H. Zentgraf, H. Erfle, U. Klingmuller, M. Boutros, and G. Pereira. 2013. The microtubule affinity regulating kinase MARK4 promotes axoneme extension during early ciliogenesis. J Cell Biol. 200. PMID: 23400999
  9. Schmidt, K.N., S. Kuhns, A. Neuner, B. Hub, H. Zentgraf, and G. Pereira. 2012. Cep164 mediates vesicular docking to the mother centriole during early steps of ciliogenesis. J Cell Biol. 199. PMID 23253480
  10. Caydasi, A.K., and G. Pereira. 2009. Spindle alignment regulates the dynamic association of checkpoint proteins with yeast spindle pole bodies. Dev Cell. 16. PMID: 19154725