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Dr Martin Schröder, PhD

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Associate Professor in the Department of Biosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41316
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 49104

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Ph.D. Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, 1996.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 1997 - 2004.

Research Groups

Department of Biosciences

Research Interests

  • Molecular Biology
  • Unfolded Protein Response
  • Yeast Genetics

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • M. Schröder (2009). Molecular chaperones of the endoplasmic reticulum. In Handbook of Molecular Chaperones: Roles, Structures and Mechanisms. P. Durante & L. Colucci Hauppage, NY: NOVA Science Publishers. 1-78.
  • M. Schröder (2008). Unfolded protein response. In Yearbook of Science and Technology. J. Weil, D. Blumel, S. Malmoli & J. Netting New York: McGraw-Hill. 356-360.
  • Frech, M., Mikosch, T., Schröder, M. & Stassen, M. (2007). Allgemeine Methoden. In Gentechnische Methoden: eine Sammlung von Arbeitsanleitungen für das molekularbiologische Labor. Jansohn, M. Munich: Elsevier. 1-35.
  • M. Schröder (2007). Isolierung von RNA. In Gentechnische Methoden. Jansohn, M. Munich: Elsevier. 131-154.
  • M. Schröder (2007). The cellular response to protein unfolding stress. In BMS Symposium Series, Exploitation of Fungi. G. D. Robson, P. van West & G. M. Gadd Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 26: 117-139.
  • N. Strudwick & M. Schröder (2007). The unfolded protein response. In Cell Engineering Vol 5: Systems Biology. M. Al-Rubeai & M. Fussenegger Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. 5: 69-157.
  • Frech, M., Mikosch, T., Schröder, M. & Stassen, M. (2002). Allgemeine Methoden. In Gentechnische Methoden: eine Sammlung von Arbeitsanleitungen für das molekularbiologische Labor. Schrimpf, G. & Aigner, A. Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 1-37.
  • M. Schröder (2002). Isolierung von RNA. In Gentechnische Methoden. G. Schrimpf Heidelberg: Spektrum Academischer Verlag. 129-145.
  • M. Schröder (1999). Isolierung von RNA. In Genrechnische Methoden. H. G. Gassen & G. Schrimpf Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 225-242.
  • G. Schrimpf, M. Schröder, E. Weitnauer & P. Friedl (1995). Metabolism of confluent vascular endothelial cell cultures. In Animal Cell Technology: Developments towards the 21st century. E. C. Beuvery, J. B. Griffiths & W. P. Zeijlemaker Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1127-1131.

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Selected Grants

  • 2010: Diabetes UK (BDA 09/0003949): Characterisation of the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress signaling in the obesity-driven inflammatory drift in adipose tissue
  • 2009: Nuffield Foundation (URB/36624): How transmembrane proteins sense endoplasmic reticulum stress
  • 2008: BBSRC (BB/F003757/1): Development of new tools for kinomics. Lead applicant: Dr. David R. Hodgson (Department of Chemistry, Durham University)
  • 2008: BBSRC CASE studentship (BB/D526188/1): Chemical genetic dissection of efferent IRE1alpha signaling
  • 2008: European Commission (FP7-201608): TOBI - Targeting obesity-driven inflammation
  • 2008: Nuffield Foundation (URB/35469): Chemical genetic dissection of unfolded protein response signaling
  • 2008: Royal Society Conference Grant (CG081295): Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007: BBSRC COGEME User's Fund, CUF_Y3_09: Adaptation of the Sigma1278b and SK-1 yeast genetic backgrounds to respiration
  • 2007: BBSRC International Scientific Interchange Scheme: ESF exploratiory work shop on collaboorative project "TOBI - Targeting obesity-driven inflammation"
  • 2007: Nuffield Foundation (URB/34128): Identification of histone acetyltransferase substrates by a chemical genetics approach
  • 2007: Royal Society Conference Grant: Yeast Cell Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA
  • 2006: BBSRC (BB/D01588X/1): Characterization of an organelle integrity checkpoint
  • 2006: BBSRC (BB/E006035/1): Identification of novel signal transducers in the mammalian unfolded protein response
  • 2006: European Commission (Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant MIRG-CT-2005-016411): Genetic separation of activating and repressing functions of the basic leucine zipper transcription factor Hac1ip on transcription
  • 2006: Nuffield Foundation (URB/33142): Chemical genetic dissection of biochemical activities of the bifunctional protein kinase endoribonuclease Ire1p in cellular differentiation
  • 2006: Royal Society Conference Grant: Molecular Chaperones and the Heat Shock Response, Cold Spring Harbor, USA
  • 2006: Wellcome Trust (079821): Stimulation of transcriptional repression complex activity through interaction with basic leucine zipper transcription factors
  • 2005: BBSRC (BB/C513418/1): Establishment of signalling specificity in endoplasmic reticulum to nucleus signalling pathways
  • 2005: Royal Society Conference Grant: Keystone Symposium on Chromatin Modification Pathways, Snowbird, Utah, USA
  • 2005: Royal Society Research Grant: Allosteric regulation of the RPD3 histone deacetylase complex (HDAC) by the basic leucine zipper transcription factor Hac1p