ZMB Member Farnusch Kaschani

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Farnusch Kaschani

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Dr. Farnusch Kaschani

Group Chemical Proteomics

Analytics Core Facility Essen (ACE)

Center of Medical Biotechnology (ZMB)
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 2
45141 Essen

Research Overview

The Kaiser group develops and uses chemical biology approaches to investigate diverse aspects of regulated proteolysis and to study the molecular mechanisms behind bioactive small molecule action. Our interests are however not limited to basic research; rather, we aim to capitalize on our scientific findings for drug discovery or other medicinal applications.
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Selected Publications

    Journal articles

  • Pöhler, Robert; Krahn, Jan; van den Boom, Johannes; Dobrynin, Grzegorz; Kaschani, Farnusch; Eggenweiler, Hans-Michael; Zenke, Frank T.; Kaiser, Markus; Meyer, Hemmo
    A Non-Competitive Inhibitor of VCP/p97 and VPS4 Reveals Conserved Allosteric Circuits in Type I and II AAA ATPases
    In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition Vol. 57 (2018) Nr. 6, pp. 1576 - 1580
    ISSN: 1521-3773; 1433-7851; 0570-0833
  • Ziemann, Sebastian; Van Der Linde, Karina; Lahrmann, Urs; Acar, Beyda; Kaschani, Farnusch; Colby, Tom; Kaiser, Markus; Ding, Yezhang; Schmelz, Eric; Huffaker, Alisa; Holton, Nicholas; Zipfel, Cyril; Doehlemann, Gunther
    An apoplastic peptide activates salicylic acid signalling in maize
    In: Nature Plants Vol. 4 (2018) Nr. 3, pp. 172 - 180
    ISSN: 2055-0278; 2055-026X
  • Weith, Matthias; Seiler, Jonas; van den Boom, Johannes; Kracht, Matthias; Hülsmann, Julia; Primorac, Ivana; Del Pino Garcia, Javier; Kaschani, Farnusch; Kaiser, Markus; Musacchio, Andrea; Bollen, Mathieu; Meyer, Hemmo
    Ubiquitin-Independent Disassembly by a p97 AAA-ATPase Complex Drives PP1 Holoenzyme Formation
    In: Molecular Cell Vol. 72 (2018) Nr. 4, pp. 766 - 777
    ISSN: 1097-2765; 1097-4164
  • Zweerink, Susanne; Kallnik, Verena; Ninck, Sabrina; Nickel, Sabrina; Verheyen, Julia; Blum, Marcel; Wagner, Alexander; Feldmann, Ingo; Sickmann, Albert; Albers, Sonja-Verena; Bräsen, Christopher; Kaschani, Farnusch; Siebers, Bettina; Kaiser, Markus
    Activity-based protein profiling as a robust method for enzyme identification and screening in extremophilic Archaea
    In: Nature Communications Vol. 8 (2017) pp. 15352
    ISSN: 2041-1723
  • van den Boom, Johannes; Wolf, Markus; Weimann, Lena; Schulze, Nina; Li, Fanghua; Kaschani, Farnusch; Riemer, Anne; Zierhut, Christian; Kaiser, Markus; Iliakis, George; Funabiki, Hironori; Meyer, Hemmo
    VCP/p97 Extracts Sterically Trapped Ku70/80 Rings from DNA in Double-Strand Break Repair
    In: Molecular Cell Vol. 64 (2016) Nr. 1, pp. 189 - 198
    ISSN: 1097-4164; 1097-2765
  • Poepsel, Simon; Sprengel, Andreas; Sacca, Barbara; Kaschani, Farnusch; Kaiser, Markus; Gatsogiannis, Christos; Raunser, Stefan; Clausen, Tim; Ehrmann, Michael
    Determinants of amyloid fibril degradation by the PDZ protease HTRA1
    In: Nature Chemical Biology Vol. 11 (2015) Nr. 11, pp. 862 - 869
    ISSN: 1552-4450; 1552-4469
  • Oeljeklaus, Julian; Kaschani, Farnusch; Kaiser, Markus
    Streamlining chemical probe discovery : libraries of "fully functionalized" small molecules for phenotypic screening
    In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition Vol. 52 (2013) Nr. 5, pp. 1368 - 1370
    ISSN: 1521-3773
  • Kaschani, Farnusch; Clerc, Jérôme; Krahn, Daniel; Bier, David; Hong, Tram Ngoc; Ottmann, Christian; Niessen, Sherry; Colby, Tom; Van Der Hoorn, Renier A. L.; Kaiser, Markus; van der Hoorn, Renier A. L.
    Identification of a selective, activity-based probe for glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenases
    In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition Vol. 51 (2012) Nr. 21, pp. 5230 - 5233
    ISSN: 1521-3773; 1433-7851

Curriculum Vitae

Professional appointments  
Since 2013 Group leader “Chemical Proteomics”, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Head of Analytics Core Facility (ACE), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

2011–2012 Lab-manager and Senior Postdoc in the group of Prof. Kaiser at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Responsible for proteomics and target identification as well as laboratory management.
2006–2011 Senior Postdoc in the Plant Chemetics Lab of Dr. Renier van der Hoorn at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
Academic degrees  
2001 - 2005 PhD thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne in the department of Prof. Heinz Saedler
1995 - 2000 Study of Chemistry at the Julius Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.
Honours  
2012 Grant of the rectorate of the University Duisburg-Essen ("Rektoratsprogramm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses", 01.08.2012 - 30.09.2013 25000€).

Poster Price of the International Biometals society for best Poster presented at the 8th International Symposium on Biometals in Brussels Belgium

Travel grant from the DAAD to attend the 8th International Symposium on Biometals in Brussels Belgium (15.-19.07.2012). The grant covered all travelling costs and registration fees.

2009 Travel grant from the DAAD to attend the IV International Symposium on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Havana, Cuba (12.-16.10.2009). The grant covered all travelling costs and registration fees.

Travel grant from the New Phytologist Trust to attend the 22th New Phytologist Symposium on Effectors in Plant-microbe interactions, Paris, France (13.-16.09.2009). The grant covered all travelling costs and registration fees.