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Maximilian Stammnitz

Maximilian Stammnitz

PhD student


Biography:

Max is working on Tasmanian Devil Transmissible Cancer genetics, covering mainly computational analyses of next-generation DNA and RNA sequencing. He undertook his undergraduate degree at the University of Freiburg, Germany and joined the group as a Gates Cambridge PhD scholar in 2016.

Key Publications

Somatic evolution and global expansion of an ancient transmissible cancer lineage Baez-Ortega, A., *Gori, K., *Strakova, A., Allen, J.L., Allum, K.M., Bansse-Issa, L., Bhutia, T.N., Bisson, J.L., Briceño, C., Castillo Domracheva, A., Corrigan, A.M., Cran, H.R., Crawford, J.T., Davis, E., de Castro, K.F., de Nardi, A.B., de Vos, A.P., Delgadillo Keenan, L., Donelan, E.M., Espinoza Huerta, A.R., Faramade, I.A., Fazil, M., Fotopoulou, E., Fruean, S.N., Gallardo-Arrieta, F., Glebova, O., Gouletsou, P.G., Häfelin Manrique, R.F., Henriques, J.J.G.P., Horta, R.S., Ignatenko, N., Kane, Y., King, C., Koenig, D., Krupa, A., Kruzeniski, S.J., Kwon, Y.M., Lanza-Perea, M., Lazyan, M., Lopez Quintana, A.M., Losfelt, T., Marino, G., Martínez Castañeda, S., Martínez-López, M.F., Meyer, M., Migneco, E.J., Nakanwagi, B., Neal, K.B., Neunzig, W., Ní Leathlobhair, M., Nixon, S.J., Ortega-Pacheco, A., Pedraza-Ordoñez, F., Peleteiro, M.C., Polak, K., Pye, R.J., Reece, J.F., Rojas Gutierrez, J., Sadia, H., Schmeling, S.K., Shamanova, O., Sherlock, A.G., Stammnitz, M.R., Steenland-Smit, A.E., Svitich, A., Tapia Martínez, L.J., Thoya Ngoka, I., Torres, C.G., Tudor, E.M., van der Wel, M.G., Viţălaru, B.A., Vural, S.A., Walkinton, O., Wang, J., Wehrle-Martinez, A.S., Widdowson, S.A.E., Stratton, M.R., Alexandrov, L.B., Martincorena, I., Murchison, E.P. Science (2019), vol. 365, eaau9923, doi:10.1126/science.aau9923

Tracing the rise of malignant cell lines: Distribution, epidemiology and evolutionary interactions of two transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils James, S., Jennings, G., Kwon, Y.M., Stammnitz, M.R., Fraik, A., Storfer, A., Comte, S., Pemberton, D., Fox, S., Brown, B., Pye, R., Woods, G., Lyons, B., Hohenlohe, P.A., McCallum, H., Siddle, H., Thomas, F., Ujvari, B., Murchison, E.P., Jones, M., Hamede, R. Evolutionary Applications (2019), vol. 12, iss. 9, doi:10.1111/eva.12831

The origins and vulnerabilities of two transmissible cancers in Tasmanian devils Stammnitz, M.R., *Coorens, T.H.H., *Gori, K.C., Hayes, D., Fu, B., Wang, J., Martin-Herranz, D.E., Alexandrov, L.B., Baez-Ortega, A., Barthorpe, S., Beck, A., Giordano, F., Knowles, G.W., Kwon, Y.M., Hall, G., Price, S., Pye, R.J., Tubio, J.M.C., Siddle, H.V.T., Singh Sohal, S., Woods, G.M., McDermott, U., Yang, F., Garnett, M.J., Ning, Z., Murchison, E.P. Cancer Cell (2018), vol. 13, iss. 4, doi:10.1016/j.ccell.2018.03.013

Tasman-PCR: a genetic diagnostic assay for Tasmanian devil facial tumour diseases Kwon, Y.M., Stammnitz, M.R., Wang, J., Swift, K., Knowles, G.W., Pye, R.J., Kreiss, A., Peck, S., Fox, S., Pemberton, D., Jones, M.E., Hamede, R., Murchison, E.P. Royal Society Open Science (2018), vol. 5, 180870, doi:10.1098/rsos.180870

The newly-arisen Devil Facial Tumour disease 2 (DFT2) reveals a mechanism for the emergence of a contagious cancer Caldwell, A., Coleby, R., Tovar, C., Stammnitz, M.R., Kwon, Y.M., Owen, R.S., Tringides, M., Murchison, E.P., Skjødt, K., Thomas, G.J., Kaufman, J., Elliott, T., Woods, G.M., Siddle, H.V.T. eLife (2018), vol. 7, e35314, doi:10.7554/eLife.35314

scanPAV: a pipeline for extracting presence-absence variations in genome pairs Giordano, F., Stammnitz, M.R., Murchison, E.P., Ning, Z. Bioinformatics (2018), vol. 34, iss. 17, doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/bty189

Modularized CRISPR/dCas9 Effector Toolkit for Target-Specific Gene Regulation *Agne, M., *Blank, I., *Emhardt, A.J., *Gäbelein, C.G., *Gawlas, F., *Gillich, N., *Gonschorek, P., *Juretschke, T.J., *Krämer, S.D., *Louis, N., *Müller, A., *Rudorf, A., *Schäfer, L.M., *Scheidmann, M.C., *Schmunk, L.J., *Schwenk, P.M., *Stammnitz, M.R., *Warmer, P.M., Weber, W., Fischer, A., Kaufmann, B., Wagner, H.J., Radziwill, G. ACS Synthetic Biology (2014), vol. 3, iss. 12, doi:10.1021/sb500035y

 

Preprints

Freshwater monitoring by nanopore sequencing *Urban, L., *Holzer, A., Baronas, J.J., Hall, M., Braeuninger-Weimer, P., Scherm, M.J., Kunz, D.J., Perera, S.N., Martin-Herranz, D.E., Tipper, E.T., Salter, S.J., Stammnitz, M.R. bioRxiv preprint (2020), doi:

Mutational, transcriptional and viral shedding dynamics of the marine turtle fibropapillomatosis tumor epizootic *Yetsko, K., *Farrell, J., Stammnitz, M.R., Whitmore, L., Whilde, J., Eastman, C.B., Ramia, D.R., Thomas, R., Krstic, A., Linser, P., Creer, S., Carvalho, G., Burkhalter, B., Murchison, E.P., Schnitzler, C., Duffy, D.J. bioRxiv preprint (2020), doi: