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Tina Beyer

First nameTina
Present position and titleResearch fellow, Dr. rer. nat.

Business address

Medical Proteome Center
Institute for Ophthalmic Research
University of Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 7
D-72076 Tübingen,

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-84952
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5777
E-mail: Tina.Beyer[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2011 Dr. rer.nat University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Embryology
2006 Diploma University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Biology

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
03/2014- present Medical Proteome Center, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen Postdoc Ciliogenesis
05/2013- 02/2014 Sports Medicine, Medical Clinic, University of Tuebingen Postdoc CVB3 - induced cardiomyopathy


  1. Walentek P, Bogusch S, Thumberger T, Vick P, Dubaissi E, Beyer T, Blum M, Schweickert A. A novel serotonin-secreting cell type regulates ciliary motility in the mucociliary epidermis of Xenopus tadpoles.  Development. 2014 Apr;141(7):1526-33. doi: 10.1242/dev.102343. Epub 2014 Mar 5.
  2. Thumberger T, Hagenlocher C, Tisler M, Beyer T, Tietze N, Schweickert A, Feistel K, Blum M. Ciliary and non-ciliary expression and function of PACRG during vertebrate development. Cilia. 2012 Aug 1;1(1):13. doi: 10.1186/2046-2530-1-13.
  3. Beyer T, Thumberger T, Schweickert A, Blum M. Connexin26-mediated transfer of laterality cues in Xenopus. Biol Open. 2012 May 15;1(5):473-81. doi: 10.1242/bio.2012760. Epub 2012 Mar 30.
  4. Walentek P, Beyer T, Thumberger T, Schweickert A, Blum M. ATP4a is required for Wnt-dependent Foxj1 expression and leftward flow in Xenopus left-right development. Cell Rep. 2012 May 31;1(5):516-27. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2012.03.005. Epub 2012 Apr 20.
  5. Beyer T*, Danilchik M*, Thumberger T*, Vick P*, Tisler M, Schneider I, Bogusch S, Andre P, Ulmer B, Walentek P, Niesler B, Blum M, Schweickert A. Serotonin signaling is required for Wnt-dependent GRP specification and leftward flow in Xenopus.  Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 10;22(1):33-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.027. Epub 2011 Dec 15. * equal authors
  6. Schweickert A, Vick P, Getwan M, Weber T, Schneider I, Eberhardt M, Beyer T, Pachur A, Blum M. The nodal inhibitor Coco is a critical target of leftward flow in Xenopus. Curr Biol. 2010 Apr 27;20(8):738-43. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.02.061. Epub 2010 Apr 8.
  7. Maisonneuve C, Guilleret I, Vick P, Weber T, Andre P, Beyer T, Blum M, Constam DB. Bicaudal C, a novel regulator of Dvl signaling abutting RNA-processing bodies, controls cilia orientation and leftward flow. Development. 2009 Sep;136(17):3019-30. doi: 10.1242/dev.038174.
  8. Vick P, Schweickert A, Weber T, Eberhardt M, Mencl S, Shcherbakov D, Beyer T, Blum M. Flow on the right side of the gastrocoel roof plate is dispensable for symmetry breakage in the frog Xenopus laevis. Dev Biol. 2009 Jul 15;331(2):281-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2009.05.547. Epub 2009 May 18.
  9. Blum M, Beyer T, Weber T, Vick P, Andre P, Bitzer E, Schweickert A. Xenopus, an ideal model system to study vertebrate left-right asymmetry. Dev Dyn. 2009 Jun;238(6):1215-25. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.21855.
  10. Blum M, Weber T, Beyer T, Vick P. Evolution of leftward flow. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2009 Jun;20(4):464-71. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2008.11.005. Epub 2008 Nov 14.
  11. Blum M, Andre P, Muders K, Schweickert A, Fischer A, Bitzer E, Bogusch S, Beyer T, van Straaten HW, Viebahn C. Ciliation and gene expression distinguish between node and posterior notochord in the mammalian embryo. Differentiation. 2007 Feb;75(2):133-46.
  12. Schweickert A, Weber T, Beyer T, Vick P, Bogusch S, Feistel K, Blum M. Cilia-driven leftward flow determines laterality in Xenopus. Curr Biol. 2007 Jan 9;17(1):60-6.