Prof Mathias Munschauer


Mathias Munschauer started working with RNA and RNA-binding proteins as an undergraduate student in the lab of Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University in New York (USA), where he also completed his master’s thesis. He then joined an international PhD exchange program jointly operated by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin (working with Markus Landthaler) and at New York University (working with Christine Vogel). For his postdoctoral research, he joined the lab of Eric Lander at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. In July 2019, he returned to Germany as head of an independent Helmholtz Young Investigator Group at the Helmholtz Institute Würzburg. In 2021, he was appointed as a junior professor at the University of Würzburg, and in 2023, he relocated to Goethe University Frankfurt as a W2 professor at the Institute of Medical Virology.


Nucleolar detention of NONO shields DNA double-strand breaks from aberrant transcripts

Trifault B, Mamontova V, Cossa G, Ganskih S, Wei Y, Hofstetter J, Bhandare P, Baluapuri A, Nieto B, Solvie D, …, Munschauer M, Burger K (2024)

Nucleic Acids Research (Online ahead of print)DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkae022

SHIFTR enables the unbiased identification of proteins bound to specific RNA regions in live cells

Aydin J, Gabel A, Zielinski S, Ganskih S, Schmidt N, Hartigan CR, Schenone M, Carr SA, Munschauer M (2024)

Nucleic Acids Research (Online ahead of print)DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkae038


SND1 binds SARS-CoV-2 negative-sense RNA and promotes viral RNA synthesis through NSP9

Schmidt N, Ganskih S, Wei Y, Gabel A, Zielinski S, Keshishian H, Lareau CA, Zimmermann L, Makroczyova J, Pearce C, …, Erhard F, Munschauer M (2023)

Cell 186 (22): 4834-4850.e23DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2023.09.002

Lab-scale siRNA and mRNA LNP manufacturing by various microfluidic mixing techniques – an evaluation of particle properties and efficiency

Jürgens DC, Deßloch L, Porras-Gonzalez D, Winkeljann J, Zielinski S, Munschauer M, Hörner AL, Burgstaller G, Winkeljann B, Merkel OM (2023)

OpenNano 12 (1): 100161DOI: 10.1016/j.onano.2023.100161


Congenital anemia reveals distinct targeting mechanisms for master transcription factor GATA1

Ludwig LS, Lareau CA, Bao EL, Liu N, Utsugisawa T, Tseng AM, Myers SA, Verboon JM, Ulirsch JC, Luo W, …, Kanno H, Sankaran VG (2022)

Blood 139 (16): 2534-2546DOI: 10.1182/blood.2021013753

Protective immune trajectories in early viral containment of non-pneumonic SARS-CoV-2 infection

Pekayvaz K, Leunig A, Kaiser R, Joppich M, Brambs S, Janjic A, Popp O, Nixdorf D, Fumagalli V, Schmidt N, …, Stark K, Nicolai L (2022)

Nature Communications 13 (1): 1018DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28508-0


Atlas der SARS-CoV-2-RNA-Protein-Interaktionen in infizierten Zellen

Schmidt N, Munschauer M (2021)

BIOspektrum 27 (4): 376-379DOI: 10.1007/s12268-021-1587-3

The Zinc Finger Antiviral Protein ZAP Restricts Human Cytomegalovirus and Selectively Binds and Destabilizes Viral UL4/UL5 Transcripts

Gonzalez-Perez AC, Stempel M, Wyler E, Urban C, Piras A, Hennig T, Ganskih S, Wei Y, Heim A, Landthaler M, …, Erhard F, Brinkmann MM (2021)

mBio 12 (3): e02683-20DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02683-20


Control of human hemoglobin switching by LIN28B-mediated regulation of BCL11A translation

Basak A, Munschauer M, Lareau CA, Montbleau KE, Ulirsch JC, Hartigan CR, Schenone M, Lian J, Wang Y, Huang Y, …, Lander ES, Sankaran VG (2020)

Nature Genetics 52 (2): 138-145DOI: 10.1038/s41588-019-0568-7

The lncRNA lincNMR regulates nucleotide metabolism via a YBX1 - RRM2 axis in cancer

Gandhi M, Groß M, Holler JM, Coggins SA, Patil N, Leupold JH, Munschauer M, Schenone M, Hartigan CR, Allgayer H, Kim B, Diederichs S (2020)

Nature Communications 11: 3214DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17007-9

The SARS-CoV-2 RNA-protein interactome in infected human cells

Schmidt N, Lareau CA, Keshishian H, Ganskih S, Schneider C, Hennig T, Melanson R, Werner S, Wei Y, Zimmer M, …, Bodem J, Munschauer M (2020)

Nature Microbiology 6 (3): 339-353DOI: 10.1038/s41564-020-00846-z


Context-specific regulation of cell survival by a miRNA-controlled BIM rheostat

Labi V, Peng S, Klironomos F, Munschauer M, Kastelic N, Chakraborty T, Schoeler K, Derudder E, Martella M, Mastrobuoni G, …, Rajewsky N, Rajewsky K (2019)

Genes & Development 33 (23-24): 1673-1687DOI: 10.1101/gad.330134.119


Ribosome Levels Selectively Regulate Translation and Lineage Commitment in Human Hematopoiesis

Khajuria RK, Munschauer M, Ulirsch JC, Fiorini C, Ludwig LS, McFarland SK, Abdulhay NJ, Specht H, Keshishian H, Mani DR, …, Carr SA, Sankaran VG (2018)

Cell 173 (1): 90-103.e19DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.02.036

New insights into the cellular temporal response to proteostatic stress

Rendleman J, Cheng Z, Maity S, Kastelic N, Munschauer M, Allgoewer K, Teo G, Zhang YB, Lei A, Parker B, …, Choi H, Vogel C (2018)

eLife 7: e39054DOI: 10.7554/eLife.39054

The NORAD lncRNA assembles a topoisomerase complex critical for genome stability

Munschauer M, Nguyen CT, Sirokman K, Hartigan CR, Hogstrom L, Engreitz JM, Ulirsch JC, Fulco CP, Subramanian V, Chen J, …, Carr SA, Lander ES (2018)

Nature 561 (7721): 132-136DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0453-z

Nuclear lncRNA stabilization in the host response to bacterial infection

Munschauer M, Vogel J (2018)

The EMBO Journal 37 (13): e99875DOI: 10.15252/embj.201899875


Developmentally-faithful and effective human erythropoiesis in immunodeficient and Kit mutant mice

Fiorini C, Abdulhay NJ, McFarland SK, Munschauer M, Ulirsch JC, Chiarle R, Sankaran VG (2017)

American Journal of Hematology 92 (9): E513-E519DOI: 10.1002/ajh.24805


Systematic mapping of functional enhancer-promoter connections with CRISPR interference

Fulco CP, Munschauer M, Anyoha R, Munson G, Grossman SR, Perez EM, Kane M, Cleary B, Lander ES, Engreitz JM (2016)

Science 354 (6313): 769-773DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2445


Comprehensive Protein Interactome Analysis of a Key RNA Helicase: Detection of Novel Stress Granule Proteins

Bish R, Cuevas-Polo N, Cheng Z, Hambardzumyan D, Munschauer M, Landthaler M, Vogel C (2015)

Biomolecules 5 (3): 1441-66DOI: 10.3390/biom5031441


MOV10 Is a 5' to 3' RNA helicase contributing to UPF1 mRNA target degradation by translocation along 3' UTRs

Gregersen LH, Schueler M, Munschauer M, Mastrobuoni G, Chen W, Kempa S, Dieterich C, Landthaler M (2014)

Molecular Cell 54 (4): 573-85DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2014.03.017

Differential protein occupancy profiling of the mRNA transcriptome

Schueler M, Munschauer M, Gregersen LH, Finzel A, Loewer A, Chen W, Landthaler M, Dieterich C (2014)

Genome Biology 15 (1): R15DOI: 10.1186/gb-2014-15-1-r15

High-resolution profiling of protein occupancy on polyadenylated RNA transcripts

Munschauer M, Schueler M, Dieterich C, Landthaler M (2014)

Methods 65 (3): 302-9DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2013.09.017


Circular RNAs are a large class of animal RNAs with regulatory potency

Memczak S, Jens M, Elefsinioti A, Torti F, Krueger J, Rybak A, Maier L, Mackowiak SD, Gregersen LH, Munschauer M, …, Le Noble F, Rajewsky N (2013)

Nature 495 (7441): 333-8DOI: 10.1038/nature11928

Identification of LIN28B-bound mRNAs reveals features of target recognition and regulation

Graf R, Munschauer M, Mastrobuoni G, Mayr F, Heinemann U, Kempa S, Rajewsky N, Landthaler M (2013)

RNA Biology 10 (7): 1146-59DOI: 10.4161/rna.25194


The mRNA-bound proteome and its global occupancy profile on protein-coding transcripts

Baltz AG, Munschauer M, Schwanhäusser B, Vasile A, Murakawa Y, Schueler M, Youngs N, Penfold-Brown D, Drew K, Milek M, …, Dieterich C, Landthaler M (2012)

Molecular Cell 46 (5): 674-90DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2012.05.021

FMRP targets distinct mRNA sequence elements to regulate protein expression

Ascano M, Mukherjee N, Bandaru P, Miller JB, Nusbaum JD, Corcoran DL, Langlois C, Munschauer M, Dewell S, Hafner M, …, Ohler U, Tuschl T (2012)

Nature 492 (7429): 382-6DOI: 10.1038/nature11737


PAR-CliP--a method to identify transcriptome-wide the binding sites of RNA binding proteins

Hafner M, Landthaler M, Burger L, Khorshid M, Hausser J, Berninger P, Rothballer A, Ascano M, Jungkamp A, Munschauer M, …, Zavolan M, Tuschl T (2010)

Journal of Visualized Experiments (41): pii: 2034DOI: 10.3791/2034

Transcriptome-wide identification of RNA-binding protein and microRNA target sites by PAR-CLIP

Hafner M, Landthaler M, Burger L, Khorshid M, Hausser J, Berninger P, Rothballer A, Ascano M, Jungkamp A, Munschauer M, …, Zavolan M, Tuschl T (2010)

Cell 141 (1): 129-41DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.03.009