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Philipp Maass

InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentResearch Operations
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-2742-8301 Additional info
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    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA | USA2018lncRNAs | genome organization | live-cell imaging
    Experimental and Clinical Research Center & Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin | Germany2015lncRNAs | Molecular Genetics
    Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin | GermanyPhD10/2009Molecular Genetics
    Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Tuebingen | GermanyBachelor2005Virology | Immunology | Human Genetics
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    2020Maud Menten New Principal Investigator Price in Genetics , CIHR
    2019 - 2024Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Non-coding Disease Mechanisms, Government of Canada
    2018Walter-Siegenthaler Award, Walter-Siegenthaler Society
    2015 - 2018Postdoc fellowship , German Research Foundation (DFG)
    2013National Fellowship Award, European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)
    2013Best selected talk, German Society of Human Genetics (GfH)
    2010Max Delbrück Center PostDoc fellowship, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine
    2006 - 2009Max Delbrück Center PhD scholarship , Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine

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    Dr. Maass is a Scientist of the Genetics & Genome Biology program of SickKids and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. His research program focuses on regions of the non-coding genome that impact development and disease mechanisms. Using systems biology, Dr. Maass aims to understand how contacts between different chromosomes impact genome organization and the etiology of disease. Philipp’s training at well-known scientific institutes, including the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, provided him with the necessary background to break new grounds in understanding molecular genetics.

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    1. Espeso-Gil S, Holik AZ, Bonnin S, Jhanwar S, Chandrasekaran S, Pique-Regi R, Albaigès-Ràfols J, Maher M, Permanyer J, Irimia M, Friedländer MR, Pons-Espinal M, Akbarian S, Dierssen M, Maass PG, Hor CN, Ossowski S. Environmental Enrichment Induces Epigenomic and Genome Organization Changes Relevant for Cognition. Front Mol Neurosci. 2021; 14:664912. PMID: 34025350.
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    2. Mattioli K, Oliveros W, Gerhardinger C, Andergassen D, Maass PG, Rinn JL, Melé M. Cis and trans effects differentially contribute to the evolution of promoters and enhancers. Genome Biol. 2020 08 20; 21(1):210. PMID: 32819422.
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    3. Ercu M, Markó L, Schächterle C, Tsvetkov D, Cui Y, Maghsodi S, Bartolomaeus TUP, Maass PG, Zühlke K, Gregersen N, Hübner N, Hodge R, Mühl A, Pohl B, Illas RM, Geelhaar A, Walter S, Napieczynska H, Schelenz S, Taube M, Heuser A, Anistan YM, Qadri F, Todiras M, Plehm R, Popova E, Langanki R, Eichhorst J, Lehmann M, Wiesner B, Russwurm M, Forslund SK, Kamer I, Müller DN, Gollasch M, Aydin A, Bähring S, Bader M, Luft FC, Klussmann E. Phosphodiesterase 3A and Arterial Hypertension. Circulation. 2020 07 14; 142(2):133-149. PMID: 32524868.
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    4. Mattioli K, Volders PJ, Gerhardinger C, Lee JC, Maass PG, Melé M, Rinn JL. High-throughput functional analysis of lncRNA core promoters elucidates rules governing tissue specificity. Genome Res. 2019 03; 29(3):344-355. PMID: 30683753.
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    5. Maass PG, Barutcu AR, Rinn JL. Interchromosomal interactions: A genomic love story of kissing chromosomes. J Cell Biol. 2019 01 07; 218(1):27-38. PMID: 30181316.
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    6. Maass PG, Weise A, Rittscher K, Lichtenwald J, Barutcu AR, Liehr T, Aydin A, Wefeld-Neuenfeld Y, Pölsler L, Tinschert S, Rinn JL, Luft FC, Bähring S. Reorganization of inter-chromosomal interactions in the 2q37-deletion syndrome. EMBO J. 2018 08 01; 37(15). PMID: 29921581.
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    7. Barutcu AR, Maass PG, Lewandowski JP, Weiner CL, Rinn JL. A TAD boundary is preserved upon deletion of the CTCF-rich Firre locus. Nat Commun. 2018 04 13; 9(1):1444. PMID: 29654311.
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    8. Maass PG, Barutcu AR, Weiner CL, Rinn JL. Inter-chromosomal Contact Properties in Live-Cell Imaging and in Hi-C. Mol Cell. 2018 03 15; 69(6):1039-1045.e3. PMID: 29526697.
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    9. Shukla CJ, McCorkindale AL, Gerhardinger C, Korthauer KD, Cabili MN, Shechner DM, Irizarry RA, Maass PG, Rinn JL. High-throughput identification of RNA nuclear enrichment sequences. EMBO J. 2018 03 15; 37(6). PMID: 29335281.
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    10. Maass PG, Barutcu AR, Shechner DM, Weiner CL, Melé M, Rinn JL. Spatiotemporal allele organization by allele-specific CRISPR live-cell imaging (SNP-CLING). Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2018 02; 25(2):176-184. PMID: 29343869.
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    11. Maass PG, Glažar P, Memczak S, Dittmar G, Hollfinger I, Schreyer L, Sauer AV, Toka O, Aiuti A, Luft FC, Rajewsky N. A map of human circular RNAs in clinically relevant tissues. J Mol Med (Berl). 2017 11; 95(11):1179-1189. PMID: 28842720.
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    12. Eulenberg-Gustavus C, Bähring S, Maass PG, Luft FC, Kettritz R. Gene silencing and a novel monoallelic expression pattern in distinct CD177 neutrophil subsets. J Exp Med. 2017 Jul 03; 214(7):2089-2101. PMID: 28559244.
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    13. Toka O, Tank J, Schächterle C, Aydin A, Maass PG, Elitok S, Bartels-Klein E, Hollfinger I, Lindschau C, Mai K, Boschmann M, Rahn G, Movsesian MA, Müller T, Doescher A, Gnoth S, Mühl A, Toka HR, Wefeld-Neuenfeld Y, Utz W, Töpper A, Jordan J, Schulz-Menger J, Klussmann E, Bähring S, Luft FC. Clinical effects of phosphodiesterase 3A mutations in inherited hypertension with brachydactyly. Hypertension. 2015 Oct; 66(4):800-8. PMID: 26283042.
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    14. Maass PG, Aydin A, Luft FC, Schächterle C, Weise A, Stricker S, Lindschau C, Vaegler M, Qadri F, Toka HR, Schulz H, Krawitz PM, Parkhomchuk D, Hecht J, Hollfinger I, Wefeld-Neuenfeld Y, Bartels-Klein E, Mühl A, Kann M, Schuster H, Chitayat D, Bialer MG, Wienker TF, Ott J, Rittscher K, Liehr T, Jordan J, Plessis G, Tank J, Mai K, Naraghi R, Hodge R, Hopp M, Hattenbach LO, Busjahn A, Rauch A, Vandeput F, Gong M, Rüschendorf F, Hübner N, Haller H, Mundlos S, Bilginturan N, Movsesian MA, Klussmann E, Toka O, Bähring S. PDE3A mutations cause autosomal dominant hypertension with brachydactyly. Nat Genet. 2015 Jun; 47(6):647-53. PMID: 25961942.
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    15. Maass PG, Luft FC, Bähring S. Long non-coding RNA in health and disease. J Mol Med (Berl). 2014 Apr; 92(4):337-46. PMID: 24531795.
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    16. Maass PG, Rump A, Schulz H, Stricker S, Schulze L, Platzer K, Aydin A, Tinschert S, Goldring MB, Luft FC, Bähring S. A misplaced lncRNA causes brachydactyly in humans. J Clin Invest. 2012 Nov; 122(11):3990-4002. PMID: 23093776.
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    17. Toka O, Maass PG, Aydin A, Toka H, Hübner N, Rüschendorf F, Gong M, Luft FC, Bähring S. Childhood hypertension in autosomal-dominant hypertension with brachydactyly. Hypertension. 2010 Nov; 56(5):988-94. PMID: 20837885.
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    18. Maass PG, Wirth J, Aydin A, Rump A, Stricker S, Tinschert S, Otero M, Tsuchimochi K, Goldring MB, Luft FC, Bähring S. A cis-regulatory site downregulates PTHLH in translocation t(8;12)(q13;p11.2) and leads to Brachydactyly Type E. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Mar 01; 19(5):848-60. PMID: 20015959.
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    19. Naumann U, Maass P, Gleske AK, Aulwurm S, Weller M, Eisele G. Glioma gene therapy with soluble transforming growth factor-beta receptors II and III. Int J Oncol. 2008 Oct; 33(4):759-65. PMID: 18813789.
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    20. Bähring S, Kann M, Neuenfeld Y, Gong M, Chitayat D, Toka HR, Toka O, Plessis G, Maass P, Rauch A, Aydin A, Luft FC. Inversion region for hypertension and brachydactyly on chromosome 12p features multiple splicing and noncoding RNA. Hypertension. 2008 Feb; 51(2):426-31. PMID: 18086950.
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    21. Barta P, Monti J, Maass PG, Gorzelniak K, Müller DN, Dechend R, Luft FC, Hübner N, Sharma AM. A gene expression analysis in rat kidney following high and low salt intake. J Hypertens. 2002 Jun; 20(6):1115-20. PMID: 12023680.
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