Dr. rer. nat. Birgit Stallmeyer

Group leader | Head of laboratory
Tel.: +49 (251) 83 - 53234
E-Mail: Birgit Stallmeyer
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  • University training and degree

    1994 Diploma in Biology; Topic: Isolation and functional characterisation of a cDNA in A.thaliana that functionally complements the E.coli mutant mogA
    1990 – 1994 Studies in Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig
    1988 – 1990 Studies in Biology, University of Münster
  • Advanced academic qualifications

    1998 Award of PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Grade: Summa cum laude; Topic: Identification and functional characterization of human cDNAs involved in Molybdenum cofactor synthesis
    1994 – 1998 PhD at the Institute of Botany, Technical University Braunschweig
  • Postgraduate professional career

    2022 – Group Leader at the Institute of Reproductive Genetics (IRG), University of Münster
    2021 – Senior Scientist at the Institute of Reproductive Genetics (IRG), University of Münster
    2007 – 2021 Senior Scientist at the Institute for Genetics of Heart Diseases (IfGH), UKM
    2001 – 2003 Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Leibnitz Institute of Arteriosclerosis Research, Münster
    1998 – 2000 Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • Academic memberships and activities

    2021 – Equal Opportunity Representative of the Clinical Research Unit CRU326 ‘Male Germ Cells’
    2012 – 2016 Deputy Quality Manager at the Institute for Genetics of Heart Diseases (DIN ISO 15189:2014)
  • Selected publications

    All publications by Dr. rer. nat. Birgit Stallmeyer can be found here.

    1. Dicke A-K, Albrethsen J, Hoare BL, Wyrwoll MJ, Busch AS, Fietz D, Pilatz A, Bühlmann C, Juul A, Kliesch S, Gromoll J, Bathgate RAD, Tüttelmann F*, Stallmeyer B*. Bi-allelic variants in INSL3 and RXFP2 cause bilateral cryptorchidism and male infertility. Hum Reprod. 38:1412-1423, 2023.
    2. Dicke AK, Pilatz A, Wyrwoll MJ, Punab M, Ruckert C, Nagirnaja L, Aston KI, Conrad DF, Di Persio S, Neuhaus N, Fietz D, Laan M, Stallmeyer B*, Tüttelmann F*. DDX3Y is likely the key spermatogenic factor in the AZFa region that contributes to human non-obstructive azoospermia. Commun Biol. 6(1): 350, 2023.
    3. Kuß J*, Stallmeyer B*, Goldstein M, Rinné S, Pees C, Zumhagen S, Seebohm G, Decher N, Pott L, Kienitz MC, Schulze-Bahr E. Familial Sinus Node Disease Caused by a Gain of GIRK (G-Protein Activated Inwardly Rectifying K+ Channel) Channel Function. Circ Genom Precis Med. 12(1): e002238, 2019.
    4. Stallmeyer B*, Kuss J*, Kotthoff S, Zumhagen S, Vowinkel K, Rinne S, Matschke LA, Friedrich C, Schulze-Bahr E, Rust S, Seebohm G, Decher N, Schulze-Bahr E. A Mutation in the G-Protein Gene GNB2 Causes Familial Sinus Node and Atrioventricular Conduction Dysfunction. Circ Res. 120: e33-e44, 2018.
    5. Stallmeyer B, Schulze-Bahr E. Cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac death: between genetics and genomics. Eur Heart J. 36: 1643-5, 2015.
    6. Stallmeyer B, Zumhagen S, Denjoy I, Duthoit G, Hebert JL, Ferrer X, Maugenre S, Schmitz W, Kirchhefer U, Schulze-Bahr E, Guicheney P, Schulze-Bahr E. Mutational spectrum in the Ca(2+)-activated cation channel gene TRPM4 in patients with cardiac conductance disturbances. Hum Mutat. 33: 109-17, 2012.
    7. Stallmeyer B, Fenge H, Nowak-Gottl U, Schulze-Bahr E. Mutational spectrum in the cardiac transcription factor gene NKX2.5 (CSX) associated with congenital heart disease. Clinical Genetics. 78: 533-40, 2010.
    8. Frank S*, Stallmeyer B*, Kampfer H, Kolb N, Pfeilschifter J. Leptin enhances wound re-epithelialization and constitutes a direct function of leptin in skin repair. The Journal of clinical investigation. 106: 501-9, 2000.
    9. Stallmeyer B, Schwarz G, Schulze J, Nerlich A, Reiss J, Kirsch J, Mendel RR. The neurotransmitter receptor-anchoring protein gephyrin reconstitutes molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis in bacteria, plants, and mammalian cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 96: 1333-8, 1999.
    10. Stallmeyer B, Drugeon G, Reiss J, Haenni AL, Mendel RR. Human molybdopterin synthase gene: identification of a bicistronic transcript with overlapping reading frames. American Journal of Human Genetics. 64: 698-705, 1999.

    * contributed equally