1989-1996: Doctoral student (Dr. rer. nat. in genetics, Tübingen University), in the laboratory of Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
1996-1999: Postdoctoral fellow (zebrafish genomics) in the laboratory of Pascal Haffter, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
1999-2009: Group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology (MPI EB), with a focus on genome mapping and gene expression profiling in the zebrafish, particularly of pigment genes. Scientific Coordinator of the European ZF-MODELS consortium.
Since 2009: Group leader at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Managing Director of the European Zebrafish Resource Center (EZRC). Scientific Coordinator of the European ZF-HEALTH consortium.
1. Genome-wide phenotyping of of knock-out mutations
2. Identification of zebrafish genes that control embryonic/larval motility and behavior
3. High-throughput methods for mapping of mutations by sequencing
4. Generation and characterisation of inbred zebrafish lines.
Bergmann, A., Stein, D., Geisler, R., Hagenmaier, S., Schmid, B., Fernandez, N., Schnell, B. and Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (1996). A gradient of cytoplasmic Cactus degradation establishes the nuclear localization gradient of the dorsal morphogen in Drosophila. Mech. Dev. 60, 109-123.
Geisler, R., Bergmann, A., Hiromi, Y. and Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (1992). cactus, a gene involved in dorsoventral pattern formation of Drosophila, is related to the I kappa B gene family of vertebrates. Cell 71, 613-621.