ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-040908-1
Schafer, Matthias
Email: matthias.schaefer@cell.biol.ethz.ch
URL: http://www.cell.biol.ethz.ch/research/werner/
Address: ETH Zurich Institute of Cell Biology Schafmattstrasse 18, HPM, D27 Zürich, CH-8093 Switzerland
Phone: 0041 44 633 3352
Fax: 0041 44 633 1174

from 1/2006: Skin morphogensis, wound repair and skin cancer in mice.

until 12/2005: Floor plate formation and patterning of the ventral neural tube in zebrafish.

Schafer, M., Kinzel, D., and Winkler, C. (2007) Discontinuous organization and specification of the lateral floor plate in zebrafish. Developmental Biology. 301(1):117-129
Schild-Prufert, K., Giegerich, M., Schafer, M., Winkler, C., and Krohne, G. (2006) Structural and functional characterization of the zebrafish lamin B receptor. European journal of cell biology. 85(8):813-824
Bollig, F., Mehringer, R., Perner, B., Hartung, C., Schafer, M., Schartl, M., Volff, J.N., Winkler, C., and Englert, C. (2006) Identification and comparative expression analysis of a second wt1 gene in zebrafish. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 235(2):554-561
Schäfer, M., Rembold, M., Wittbrodt, J., Schartl, M., and Winkler, C. (2005) Medial floor plate formation in zebrafish consists of two phases and requires trunk-derived Midkine-a. Genes & Development. 19(8):897-902
Schäfer, M., Kinzel, D., Neuner, C., Schartl, M., Volff, J.N., and Winkler, C. (2005) Hedgehog and retinoid signalling confines nkx2.2b expression to the lateral floor plate of the zebrafish trunk. Mechanisms of Development. 122(1):43-56
Winkler, C., Schäfer, M., Duschl, J., Schartl, M., and Volff, J.-N. (2003) Functional divergence of two zebrafish midkine growth factors following fish-specific gene duplication. Genome research. 13:1067-1081

Veith, A., Schäfer, M., Klüver, N., Schmidt, C., Schultheis, C., Schartl, M., Winkler, C., and Volff, J. (2006) Tissue-Specific Expression of dmrt Genes in Embryos and Adults of the Platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus. Zebrafish 3(3):325-337.

Schäfer, M., and Werner, S. (2008) Cancer as an overhealing wound: an old hypothesis revisited. Nature reviews: Molecular Cell Biology 9(8):628-638.