Jun Prof Neva Caliskan


Neva Caliskan studied molecular biology and genetics at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey) and worked as a visiting scholar in 2005 at EMBL in Heidelberg. She received her Master's degree at the International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Biology (Göttingen) in 2009. After completing her PhD in 2013, she first worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physical Biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and then as a project leader at the same institute from 2015-2017. Since January 2018 she has been heading the junior research group "Recoding Mechanisms in Infections" at the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) in Würzburg. As of May 2018 she holds a junior professorship at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Würzburg.


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

Mouse Liver-Expressed Shiftless Is an Evolutionarily Conserved Antiviral Effector Restricting Human and Murine Hepaciviruses

Zhang Y, Kinast V, Sheldon J, Frericks N, Todt D, Zimmer M, Caliskan N, Brown RJP, Steinmann E, Pietschmann T (2023)

Microbiology Spectrum 11 (4): e0128423DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.01284-23

Cis-mediated interactions of the SARS-CoV-2 frameshift RNA alter its conformations and affect function

Pekarek L, Zimmer MM, Gribling-Burrer AS, Buck S, Smyth RP, Caliskan N (2023)

Nucleic Acids Research 51 (2): 728–743DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkac1184


Editorial: mRNA Translational Control as a Mechanism of Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation

Kiss DL, Vasudevan D, Ho CK, Caliskan N (2022)

Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 9: 947516DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2022.947516

POTATO: Automated pipeline for batch analysis of optical tweezers data

Buck S, Pekarek L, Caliskan N (2022)

Biophysical Journal 121 (15): 2830-2839DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2022.06.030

Insights from structural studies of the cardiovirus 2A protein

Caliskan N, Hill CH (2022)

Bioscience Reports 42 (1): BSR20210406DOI: 10.1042/BSR20210406

Optical Tweezers to Study RNA-Protein Interactions in Translation Regulation

Pekarek L, Buck S, Caliskan N (2022)

Journal of Visualized Experiments (180)DOI: 10.3791/62589

Thinking Outside the Frame: Impacting Genomes Capacity by Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting

Riegger RJ, Caliskan N (2022)

Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 9: 842261DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2022.842261

Short- and long-range interactions in the HIV-1 5' UTR regulate genome dimerization and packaging

Ye L, Gribling-Burrer AS, Bohn P, Kibe A, Börtlein C, Ambi UB, Ahmad S, Olguin-Nava M, Smith M, Caliskan N, von Kleist M, Smyth RP (2022)

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 29 (4): 306-319DOI: 10.1038/s41594-022-00746-2

Spacer prioritization in CRISPR-Cas9 immunity is enabled by the leader RNA

Liao C, Sharma S, Svensson SL, Kibe A, Weinberg Z, Alkhnbashi OS, Bischler T, Backofen R, Caliskan N, Sharma CM, Beisel CL (2022)

Nature Microbiology 7 (4): 530-541DOI: 10.1038/s41564-022-01074-3