PD Dr. Adrian Streit
Address: Max-Planck-Institut für Entwicklungsbiologie
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
Education: Time Degree
Gymnasium Burgdorf (Switzerland) 1979-1985 Matura Type A
University of Berne (Switzerland) 1985-1990 Lizentiat in Biology
University of Berne (Switzerland) 1990-1994 Dr. Phil. Nat.
1989-1990 Diploma (Masters) student in Biology with Prof. Dr. Daniel Schümperli, Institute of Zoology, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.(title of diploma thesis: Part A: Sequencing of a mouse histone H3.2 gene. Part B: Efficiency of 3’ end processing of different histone pre-mRNAs in vitro.)
1990-1994 PhD student in Biology with Prof. Dr. Daniel Schümperli, Institute of Zoology, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland.(title of Ph.D. thesis: The Role of the Conserved Terminal Hairpin Structure in Histone mRNA 3’ End Formation.)
1994-1997 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. William B. Wood, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, U.S.A.
1997-1999 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Monica Steinmann-Zwicky, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
1999-2003 Assistant (research and teaching) with Prof. Dr. Fritz Müller, Department Biology, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland.
2003-2008 Non-permanent research project leader (faculty position roughly corresponding to assistant Prof.), MPI for Developmental Biology, Department for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
2008- Tenured research project leader (faculty position roughly corresponding to associate Prof.), MPI for Developmental Biology, Department for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen, Germany.
Publications since start of current position:
Ogawa, A., Streit, A., Antebi, A. and Sommer, R. J. (2008). A conserved endocrine mechanism controls the formation of dauer and infective larvae in nematodes. Curent Biology, 19, 67-71.
Eberhardt, A. G., Mayer, W. E., Bonfoh, B. and Streit, A. (2008). The Strongyloides (Nematoda) of sheep and the predominant Strongyloides of cattle form at least two different, genetically isolated populations. Veterinary Parasitology, 157,89 – 99.
Wegewitz, V., Schulenburg, H. and Streit, A. (2008) Experimental insight into the proximate causes of male persistence variation among two strains of the androdioecious Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda). BMC Ecology, 8, 12
Streit, A. (2008). Reproduction in Strongyloides (Nematoda): a life between sex and parthenogenesis. Parasitology 135, 285 – 294.
Eberhardt, A. G., Mayer, W. E. and Streit, A. (2007). The free-living generation of the nematode Strongyloides papillosus undergoes sexual reproduction. International Journal for Parasitol. 37, 989-1000.
Minasaki, R. and Streit, A. (2007). mel-47, a novel protein required for early cell divisions in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Molecular Genetics and Geomics 277, 315-328.
Takacs-Vellai, K., Vellai, T., Puoti, A., Passannante, M., Wicky, C., Streit, A., Kovacs, A. L. and Müller, F. (2005). Inactivation of the autophagy gene bec-1 triggers apoptotic cell death in C. elegans. Current Biology 15, 1513-1517.