Globins in the nucleus

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Positions held

  • Since 2001: Professor (Molecular Genetics), Faculty of Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz
  • 1994 - 2001: Working Group Leader, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz
  • 1990 - 1993: Postdoc, Institute of Genetics, Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU), Mainz


  • 1990: PhD, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 1985: Diploma in Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Selected publications by Thomas Hankeln

Bicker A, Nauth T, Gerst D, Aboouf MA, Fandrey J, Kristiansen G, Gorr TA and Hankeln T (2020) The role of myoglobin in epithelial cancers: Insights from transcriptomics. Int J Mol Med, 45:385-400 Link

Prothmann A, Hoffmann FG, Opazo JC, Herbener P, Storz JF, Burmester T and Hankeln T (2020) The globin gene family in Arthropods: evolution and functional diversity. Front Genet, 11:858 Link

Schmidt H, Malik A, Bicker A, Poetzsch G, Avivi A, Shams I and Hankeln T (2017) Hypoxia tolerance, longevity and cancer-resistance in the mole rat Spalax - a liver transcriptomics approach. Sci Rep, 7:14348 Link

Bicker A, Brahmer AM, Meller S, Kristiansen G, Gorr TA and Hankeln T (2015) The distinct gene regulatory network of myoglobin in prostate and breast cancer. PLoS One, 10:e0142662 Link

Burmester T and Hankeln T (2014) Function and evolution of vertebrate globins. Acta Physiol (Oxf), 211:501-514 Link