Claus Kemkemer

Curriculum vitae


2007 – 2011  Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich,

                      Department: Evolutionary biology, AG Parsch;

                      Topic: Functional analysis of X-chromosomal gene expression in

                      Drosophila melanogaster


2006 - 2007   Diplom thesis at the University of Ulm, Institute of Human Genetics,

                      Topic: A comparative expression analysis of different tissues

                      from chicken and mouse with the aid of the array technique


2002 - 2007   University Ulm, Study of Biology


2001 - 2002   Diplom thesis at the Frauenhofer-Institute of Interfacial

                      Engineering and Biotechnology

                      Topic: Purification of the Dihydroliponamid Dehydrogenase

                      from Scyliorhinus canicula


2000              Internship at the Pharma Research Centre of the Bayer AG in Wuppertal,

                      Department: Pharma-Research Antiinfektiva II


1998 - 1999   Internship at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg,

                      Department: Interaction of carcinogenic agents with biological



1997 - 2002   University of Applied Science Mannheim, Study of Biotechnology




  1. European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), August 2009, Turin

  2. Conference of the German Society of Human Genetics, March 2007, Bonn

  3. Genome Informatics, September 2006, Hinxton

  4. Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Juli 2010, Lyon


Publication list


  1. Saminadin-Peter SS, Kemkemer C, Pavlidis P, Parsch J. Selective Sweep of a cis-Regulatory Sequence in a Non-African Population of Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Biol Evol. 2011 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:  22101416

  2. Kemkemer C, Hense W, Parsch J. Fine-scale analysis of X chromosome inactivation in the male germ line of Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Biol Evol. 2011 May;28(5):1561-3. Epub 2010 Dec 30. PMID: 21193490

  3. Kemkemer C, Kohn M, Kehrer-Sawatzki H, Fundele RH, Hameister H. Enrichment of brain-related genes on the mammalian X chromosome is ancient and predates the divergence of synapsid and sauropsid lineages. Chromosome Res. 2009;17(6):811-20.PubMed PMID: 19731051.

  4. Kemkemer C, Kohn M, Cooper DN, Froenicke L, Högel J, Hameister H,Kehrer-Sawatzki H. Gene synteny comparisons between different vertebrates provide new insights into breakage and fusion events during mammalian karyotype evolution. BMC Evol Biol. 2009 Apr 24;9:84. PubMed PMID: 19393055; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2681463.

  5. Kemkemer C, Kohn M, Kehrer-Sawatzki H, Minich P, Högel J, Froenicke L, Hameister H. Reconstruction of the ancestral ferungulate karyotype by electronic chromosome painting (Epainting). Chromosome Res. 2006;14(8):899-907. Epub 2007Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 17195924.

Peer reviewed journals

Genetica, Molecular Biology and Evolution, and Mammalian Genome