User:Alexander Kanitz

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  • Alexander Kanitz
  • ETH Zurich
  • Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
  • Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Wolfgang Pauli-Strasse 10
  • 8093 Zurich
  • Switzerland
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I work in the Gerber Lab at the ETH Zurich.


  • 2007-present, PhD candidate, ETH Zurich / Molecular Life Sciences Graduate School
  • 2004-2007, MSc Medical Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam
  • 2001-2004, BSc Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University of Munich

Research interests

I am interested in post-transcriptional regulatory networks, particularly the regulation of mRNA translation, localization and stability by RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs ("mRNP code"). In our lab we are trying to decipher sequence or structural RNA regulatory elements with a primary focus on the human and yeast 3'UTRomes.


  1. Markusic DM, Kanitz A, Oude-Elferink RP, and Seppen J. Preferential gene transfer of lentiviral vectors to liver-derived cells, using a hepatitis B peptide displayed on GP64. Hum Gene Ther. 2007 Jul;18(7):673-9. DOI:10.1089/hum.2007.027 | PubMed ID:17630838 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Korndörfer IP, Kanitz A, Danzer J, Zimmer M, Loessner MJ, and Skerra A. Structural analysis of the L-alanoyl-D-glutamate endopeptidase domain of Listeria bacteriophage endolysin Ply500 reveals a new member of the LAS peptidase family. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2008 Jun;64(Pt 6):644-50. DOI:10.1107/S0907444908007890 | PubMed ID:18560152 | HubMed [Paper2]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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