Apl. Prof. Dr. Suat Özbek

Project Leader B07

Heidelberg University
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
Department Molecular Evolution and Genomics
Im Neuenheimer Feld 230
D-69120 Heidelberg

Apl. Prof. Dr. Suat Özbek

Professional Career

2017

Adjunct Professor

Heidelberg University

2011

Permanent position

as Senior Lecturer and group leader (COS), Dept. Molecular Evolution and Genomics, Heidelberg University

2005

Group leader

Zoological Institute Heidelberg University

2004

Habilitation in Biochemistry/Biophysics

University of Basel, Switzerland

2000

Postdoc

Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland, with Prof. Dr. Jürgen Engel

2000

PhD

University of Mainz, Advisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Rose-John

Achievements & Awards

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Publications

The Wnt-specific astacin proteinase HAS-7 restricts head organizer formation in Hydra

Ziegler B, Yiallouros I, Trageser B, Kumar S, Mercker M, Kling S, Fath M, Warnken U, Schnölzer M, Holstein TW, Hartl M, Marciniak-Czochra A, Stetefeld J, Stöcker W, Özbek S. BMC Biol. 2021 Jun 9;19(1):120. 
PMID: 34107975

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Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Controls Spatio-Temporal Elasticity Patterns in Extracellular Matrix during Hydra Morphogenesis

Veschgini, M., H.O. Petersen, F. Rossetti, W. Abuillan, S. Kaufmann, R. Suzuki, M. Burghammer, S. Özbek, T.W. Holstein, and M. Tanaka. 2020. bioRxiv, preprint.

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Hydra Mesoglea Proteome Identifies Thrombospondin as a Conserved Component Active in Head Organizer Restriction

Lommel M, Strompen J, Hellewell AL, Balasubramanian GP, Christofidou ED, Thomson AR, Boyle AL, Woolfson DN, Puglisi K, Hartl M, Holstein TW, Adams JC, Özbek S. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 6;8(1):11753. PMID:30082916

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Wnt/PCP controls spreading of Wnt/β-catenin signals by cytonemes in vertebrates

Mattes B, Dang Y, Greicius G, Kaufmann LT, Prunsche B, Rosenbauer J, Stegmaier J, Mikut R, Özbek S, Nienhaus GU, Schug A, Virshup DM, Scholpp S. Elife. 2018 Jul 31;7. PMID:30060804

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Secreted Frizzled-related Protein 2 (sFRP2) Redirects Non-canonical Wnt Signaling from Fz7 to Ror2 during Vertebrate Gastrulation

Brinkmann EM, Mattes B, Kumar R, Hagemann AI, Gradl D, Scholpp S, Steinbeisser H, Kaufmann LT, Özbek S. J Biol Chem. 2016 Jun 24;291(26):13730-42. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.733766. Epub 2016 Apr 29. PMID: 27129770

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A Comprehensive Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analysis of Hydra Head Regeneration.

Petersen, H.O., S.K. Hoger, M. Looso, T. Lengfeld, A. Kuhn, U. Warnken, C. Nishimiya-Fujisawa, M. Schnolzer, M. Kruger, S. Ozbek, O. Simakov, and T.W. Holstein. Mol Biol Evol. 2015 Aug;32(8):1928-47. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv079. Epub 2015 Apr 3. PMID: 25841488

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Nodal signalling determines biradial asymmetry in Hydra

Watanabe H, Schmidt HA, Kuhn A, Höger SK, Kocagöz Y, Laumann-Lipp N, Ozbek S, Holstein TW. Nature. 2014 Nov 6;515(7525):112-5. doi: 10.1038/nature13666. Epub 2014 Aug 24.
PMID: 25156256

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Molecular dissection of Wnt3a-Frizzled8 interaction reveals essential and modulatory determinants of Wnt signaling activity

Kumar S, Žigman M, Patel TR, Trageser B, Gross JC, Rahm K, Boutros M, Gradl D, Steinbeisser H, Holstein T, Stetefeld J, Özbek S. BMC Biol. 2014 May 30;12:44. doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-44. PMID: 24885675

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Autoregulatory and repressive inputs localize Hydra Wnt3 to the head organizer

Nakamura Y, Tsiairis CD, Özbek S, Holstein TW. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 May 31;108(22):9137-42. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1018109108. Epub 2011 May 16. PMID: 21576458

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