Christian Mertes

Positions

2017 - 2018 Visitor at Stanford University in the Steinmetz lab 
2014 - today         System administrator at Computational Biology Department - I12 - TUM (Prof. Dr. Gagneur)
2011 - 2016 Volleyball coach of a "mixed-league" team
2014 Masterthesis in the Computational Genomics group of the Gene Center, Munich (Dr. Julien Gagneur)
2012 - 2014 Tutor at "Programmierpraktikum" at LMU (Prof. R. Zimmer)
2010 - 2011 Research assistant at TU Munich (group of Prof. S. Kramer)
2009 - 2010 Tutor in informatics I at TU Munich (Prof. R. Westermann)

Education

2016 - today PhD in Bioinformatics (TUM, Munich)
2011 - 2015 M. Sc. in Bioinformatics (TUM & LMU, Munich)                                        
2011 - 2015 M. Sc. in Bioinformatics (TUM & LMU, Munich)

Publications

  • Felix Brechtmann, Agne Matuseviciute, Christian Mertes, Vicente A Yepez, Ziga Avsec, Maximilian Herzog, Daniel Magnus Bader, Holger Prokisch, Julien Gagneur, OUTRIDER: A statistical method for detecting aberrantly expressed genes in RNA sequencing data, AJHG, 2018, PMID: 30503520
  • Hagl B, Spielberger BD, Thoene S, Bonnal S, Mertes C, Winter C, Nijman IJ, Verduin S, Eberherr AC, Puel A, Schindler D, Ruland J, Meitinger T, Gagneur J, Orange JS, van Gijn ME, Renner ED, Somatic alterations compromised molecular diagnosis of DOCK8 hyper-IgE syndrome caused by a novel intronic splice site mutation., Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 13;8(1):16719, PMID: 30425284
  • Laura S Kremer*, Daniel M Bader*, Christian Mertes, Robert Kopajtich, Garwin Pichler, Arcangela Iuso, Tobias B Haack, Elisabeth Graf, Thomas Schwarzmayr, Caterina Terrile, Eliska Konafikova, Birgit Repp, Gabi Kastenmüller, Jerzy Adamski, Peter Lichtner, Christoph Leonhardt, Benoit Funalot, Alice Donati, Valeria Tiranti, Anne Lombes, Claude Jardel, Dieter Gläser, Robert W Taylor, Daniele Ghezzi, Johannes A Mayr, Agnes Rötig, Peter Freisinger, Felix Distelmaier, Tim M Strom, Thomas Meitinger, Julien Gagneur@, and Holger Prokisch@, Genetic diagnosis of Mendelian disorders via RNA sequencing, Nature communications, 2017. PMID: 28604674
  • Witzel M., ..., Mertes C., Gagneur J., ..., Klein C., Chromatin remodelling factor SMARCD2 regulates transcriptional networks controlling early and late differentiation of neutrophil granulocytes, Nature Genetics, 2017. PMID: 28369036
  • Samira Ait-El-Makdem,..., Ziga Avsec, Christian Mertes, ..., Julien Gagneur,...,Véronique Paquis-Flucklinger, Mutations in MDH2, Encoding a Krebs Cycle Enzyme, Cause Early-Onset Severe Encephalopathy, AJHG, 2017, Jan 5. PMID: 27989324