CIBSS - Centre for integrative Biological Signalling StudiesCIBSS

Associate Investigators

Dr. Daria Onichtchouk

Dr. Daria Onichtchouk


Dr. Daria Onichtchouk
Institute of Biology I - Developmental Biology (Faculty of Biology)
Universtity of Freiburg

T +49 761 203 2595

Further Information

10 selected publications:

  • Pou5f3, SoxB1, and Nanog remodel chromatin on high nucleosome affinity regions at zygotic genome activation.
    Veil M, Yampolsky LY, Grüning B, Onichtchouk D (2019).
    Genome Res. 29(3):383-395.
  • Maternal Nanog is required for the zebrafish embryo architecture and for cell viability during gastrulation.
    Veil M, Schaechtle MA, Gao M, Kirner VIN, Buryanova L, Grethen R, Onichtchouk D (2018).
    Development. 145(1).
  • Evolution and functions of Oct4 homologs in non-mammalian vertebrates.
    Onichtchouk D. (2016).
    Biochim Biophys Acta. 1859(6):770-9.
  • Zygotic genome activators, developmental timing, and pluripotency.
    Onichtchouk D, Driever W (2016).
    Curr Top Dev Biol. 116:273-97.
  • DANIO-CODE: Toward an Encyclopedia of DNA Elements in Zebrafish.
    Tan H, Onichtchouk D, Winata C (2016).
    Zebrafish. 13(1): 54–60.
  • A Pou5f1/Oct4 dependent Klf17, Klf2a, and Klf2b regulatory sub-network contributes to EVL and ectoderm development during zebrafish embryogenesis.
    Kotkamp K, Mössner R, Allen A, Onichtchouk D, Driever W (2014).
    Dev Biol. 385(2):433-47
  • Pou5f1 transcription factor controls zygotic gene activation in vertebrates.
    Leichsenring M, Maes J, Mössner R, Driever W, Onichtchouk D (2013).
    Science. 341(6149):1005-9.
    Paper was selected for F1000Prime
  • Pou5f1-dependent EGF expression controls e-cadherin endocytosis, cell adhesion, and zebrafish epiboly movements.
    Song S, Eckerle S, Onichtchouk D, Marrs JA, Nitschke R, Driever W (2013) .
    Dev Cell. 24(5):486-501.
  • Pou5f1 contributes to dorsoventral patterning by positive regulation of vox and modulation of fgf8a expression.
    Belting HG, Wendik B, Lunde K, Leichsenring M, Mössner R, Driever W, Onichtchouk D (2011).
    Dev Biol. 356(2):323-36.
  • Zebrafish Pou5f1-dependent transcriptional networks in temporal control of early development.
    Onichtchouk D, Geier F, Polok B, Messerschmidt DM, Moessner R, Wendik B, Song S, Taylor V, Timmer J, Driever W (2010).
    Mol Syst Biol. 6:35