Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Classen

Dr. Anne-Kathrin Classen

ZBSA, Center for Biological Systems Analysis
University of Freiburg

+49 761 203 97190

CIBSS Research Project:


10 selected publications:

  • JNK-dependent cell cycle stalling in G2 promotes survival and senescence-like phenotypes in tissue stress
    Cosolo A, Jaiswal J, Csordás G, Grass I, Uhlirova M, Classen AK (2019).
    Elife. 8. pii: e41036.
  • DamID profiling of dynamic Polycomb-binding sites in Drosophila imaginal disc development and tumorigenesis.
    La Fortezza M, Grigolon G, Cosolo A, Pindyurin A, Breimann L, Blum H, van Steensel B, Classen AK (2018).
    Epigenetics Chromatin. 11(1):27.
  • Calcium spikes, waves and oscillations in a large, patterned epithelial tissue.
    Balaji R, Bielmeier C, Harz H, Bates J, Stadler C, Hildebrand A, Classen AK. (2017).
    Sci. Rep. 7, 42786.
  • JAK/STAT signalling mediates cell survival in response to tissue stress.
    La Fortezza M, Schenk M, Cosolo A, Kolybaba A, Grass I, Classen AK (2016).
    Development 143, 2907-19.
  • Interface contractility between differently fated cells drives cell elimination and cyst formation.
    Bielmeier C, Alt S, Weichselberger V, La Fortezza M, Harz H, Jülicher F, Salbreux G, Classen AK (2016).
    Curr Biol. 26, 563-74.
  • The transcriptional response to tumorigenic polarity loss in Drosophila.
    Bunker BD, Nellimoottil TT, Classen AK, Bilder D (2015).
    Elife 2015,doi: 10.7554/eLife.03189.
  • A tumor suppressive activity of Drosophila Polycomb genes mediated by JAK/STAT signaling.
    Classen AK, Bunker BD, Harvey KF, Vaccari T, Bilder D (2009).
    Nat Genet. 41, 1150-5.
  • Quantitative analysis of epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila oogenesis: New insights based on morphometric analysis and mechanical modeling.
    Kolahi KS*, White PF*, Shreter DM*, Classen AK*, Bilder D, Mofrad MR (2009).
    Dev Biol. 331, 129-39.
    *shared first co-authors
  • Human heterochromatin proteins form large domains containing KRAB-ZNF genes.
    Vogel M, Guelen L, Wit E, Lodén M, Talhout W, Feenstra M, Abbas B, Classen AK, van Steensel B (2006).
    Genome Res. 16, 1493-504.
  • Hexagonal packing of Drosophila wing epithelial cells by the planar cell polarity pathway.
    Classen AK, Anderson K, Marois E, Eaton S (2005).
    Dev Cell 9, 805-17.