Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Wolf Reik

Wolf Reik obtained his MD from the University of Hamburg. He did his thesis work with Rudolf Jaenisch, and postdoctoral work with Azim Surani in Cambridge. He became a Fellow of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine at Cambridge and subsequently the Head of the Epigenetics Programme at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and its Associate Director. He is honorary Professor of Epigenetics at the University of Cambridge and Associate Faculty at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where he is a founding member of the Centre for Single Cell Genomics.

His research interests are in mammalian epigenetics, particularly in epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development and its role in stem cell biology and inheritance. He has published more than 180 research articles and has an h-factor of 88. He won the Wellcome Prize in Physiology and is a member of EMBO and the Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society.

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Latest Publications

Distinct Molecular Trajectories Converge to Induce Naive Pluripotency.

Stuart HT, Stirparo GG, Lohoff T

Cell stem cell
1875-9777: (2019)

PMID: 31422912

Screening for genes that accelerate the epigenetic aging clock in humans reveals a role for the H3K36 methyltransferase NSD1.

Martin-Herranz DE, Aref-Eshghi E, Bonder MJ

Genome biology
20 1474-760X:146 (2019)

PMID: 31409373

Establishment of porcine and human expanded potential stem cells.

Gao X, Nowak-Imialek M, Chen X

Nature cell biology
21 1476-4679:687-699 (2019)

PMID: 31160711

TET3 prevents terminal differentiation of adult NSCs by a non-catalytic action at Snrpn.

Montalbán-Loro R, Lozano-Ureña A, Ito M

Nature communications
10 2041-1723:1726 (2019)

PMID: 30979904

A single-cell molecular map of mouse gastrulation and early organogenesis.

Pijuan-Sala B, Griffiths JA, Guibentif C

Nature
1476-4687: (2019)

PMID: 30787436

Dppa2 and Dppa4 directly regulate the Dux-driven zygotic transcriptional program.

Eckersley-Maslin M, Alda-Catalinas C, Blotenburg M

Genes & development
33 1549-5477:194-208 (2019)

PMID: 30692203

Transcriptional Heterogeneity in Naive and Primed Human Pluripotent Stem Cells at Single-Cell Resolution.

Messmer T, von Meyenn F, Savino A

Cell reports
26 2211-1247:815-824.e4 (2019)

PMID: 30673604

The non-canonical SMC protein SmcHD1 antagonises TAD formation and compartmentalisation on the inactive X chromosome.

Gdula MR, Nesterova TB, Pintacuda G

Nature communications
10 2041-1723:30 (2019)

PMID: 30604745

Hepatic gene body hypermethylation is a shared epigenetic signature of murine longevity.

Hahn O, Stubbs TM, Reik W

PLoS genetics
14 1553-7404:e1007766 (2018)

PMID: 30462643

Single cell transcriptome analysis of human, marmoset and mouse embryos reveals common and divergent features of preimplantation development.

Boroviak T, Stirparo GG, Dietmann S

Development (Cambridge, England)
145 1477-9129: (2018)

PMID: 30413530

5-Formylcytosine organizes nucleosomes and forms Schiff base interactions with histones in mouse embryonic stem cells.

Raiber EA, Portella G, Martínez Cuesta S

Nature chemistry
1755-4349: (2018)

PMID: 30349137