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Peter Soba

(PI; LIMES, University of Bonn)

Project(s) involved: Soba/Wiegert


Curriculum vitae Peter Soba

Surname:                Soba

Given name(s):      Peter

Date of birth:           22 March 1974


Affiliation:               University of Bonn

                                Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)

                                Neuronal Patterning and Connectivity

Address:                 Carl-Troll-Straße 31, 53115 Bonn

Phone:                    +49 / (0)2 28 / 73 - 6 27 41 



Children:                 1 (0 years)

Academic education

10/1993 – 03/1996    Studies of Chemistry (Diploma), University of Konstanz.

04/1996 – 06/1998    Studies of Chemistry (Diploma), University of Heidelberg

07/1998 – 06/1999    Diploma work at the University of Heidelberg with Prof. Dr. Janet Blümel

Academic degrees

08/1999 – 09/2004    Ph.D. thesis at the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg, with Prof Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther

Professional experience

02/2011 - present     Independent Research Group leader, Center for Molecular Neurobiology, ZMNH, UKE, University of Hamburg

10/2005 – 01/2011    Postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco, UCSF, with Prof. Dr. Yuh-Nung Jan

10/2004 – 09/2005    Postdoc at the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), University of Heidelberg, with Prof Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Beyreuther

Other academic functions and honors

2005                        Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation fellowship



Meltzer S, Yadav S, Lee J, Soba P, Younger SH, Jin P, Zhang W, Parrish J, Jan LY, and Jan YN (2016). Epidermis-Derived Semaphorin Promotes Dendrite Self-Avoidance by Regulating Dendrite-Substrate Adhesion in Drosophila Sensory Neurons. Neuron 89(4):741-55

Soba P*, Han C, Zheng Y, Perea D, Miguel-Aliaga I, Jan LY, Jan YN*. (2015)The Ret receptor regulates sensory neuron dendrite growth and integrin mediated adhesion. Elife 2015 Mar 12;4;e05491 (*co-corresponding author)

Stahl R, Schilling S, Soba P, Rupp C, Hartmann T, Wagner K, Merdes G, Eggert S, Kins S. (2014) Shedding of APP limits its synaptogenic activity and cell adhesion properties. Front Cell Neurosci. 8:410.

Jiang N, Soba P, Parker E, Kim CC, Parrish JZ (2014) The microRNA bantam regulates a developmental transition in epithelial cells that restricts sensory dendrite growth. Development 141:2657-2668

Han C, Wang, D, Soba P, Zhu S, Jan LY, Jan YN (2012) Integrins are Essential for Repulsion-mediated Dendritic Spreading of Drosophila Sensory Neurons by Restricting Dendrites in a Two-dimensional Space. Neuron 73:64-78.

Soba P*, Zhu S*, Emoto K, Younger S, Yang SJ, Yu HH, Lee T, Jan LY, Jan YN (2007) Drosophila sensory neurons require Dscam for dendritic self-avoidance and proper dendritic field organization. Neuron 54:403-16 (*equal contribution)

Soba P*, Eggert S., Wagner K., Zentgraf H, Siehl K, Kreger S, Loewer A, Langer A, Merdes G, Paro R, Masters CL, Muller U, Kins S, Beyreuther K (2005) Homo- and heterodimerization of APP family members promotes intercellular adhesion. Embo J 24:3624-34 (*corresponding author)

Merdes G, Soba P, Loewer A, Bilic MV, Beyreuther K, Paro R (2004) Interference of human and Drosophila APP and APP-like proteins with PNS development in Drosophila. Embo J 23:4082-95

Loewer A, Soba P, Beyreuther K, Paro R, Merdes G (2004) Cell-type-specific processing of the amyloid precursor protein by Presenilin during Drosophila development. EMBO Rep 5:405-11