Patricia Gerdes started her studies in Biology in 2009 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany and obtained a Bachelor of Science in 2013. Because of her interest in transposable elements, she performed her Master’s thesis on “L1 regulation in cancer and the mammalian germline” in the Faulkner Lab and graduated with a Master of Science in Technical Biology from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2015. Afterwards, she joined the Faulkner lab as a Research Assistant. During that time she presented her Master’s thesis work at the Lorne Genome Conference and won the Student Poster Prize. In July 2016, she started her PhD working on L1 mobilization and regulation in mammalian development as a holder of the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) and Frank Clair Scholarship.


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Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Kempen, Marie-Jeanne H C; Gerdes, Patricia; Vargas-Landin, Dulce B; Richardson, Sandra R; Troskie, Robin-Lee; Jesuadian, Samuel J; Cheetham, Seth W; Carreira, Patricia E; Salvador-Palomeque, Carmen; García-Cañadas, Marta; Muñoz-Lopez, Martin; Sanchez, Laura; Lundberg, Mischa; Macia, Angela; Heras, Sara R; Brennan, Paul M; Lister, Ryan; Garcia-Perez, Jose L; Ewing, Adam D; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

LINE-1 Evasion of Epigenetic Repression in Humans (Journal Article)

In: Molecular Cell, 0 (0), 2019, ISSN: 1097-2765.

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Schauer, Stephanie N; Carreira, Patricia E; Shukla, Ruchi; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Gerdes, Patricia; Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Nicoli, Paola; Kindlova, Michaela; Ghisletti, Serena; Santos, Alexandre Dos; Rapoud, Delphine; Samuel, Didier; Faivre, Jamila; Ewing, Adam D; Richardson, Sandra R; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

L1 retrotransposition is a common feature of mammalian hepatocarcinogenesis (Journal Article)

In: Genome Research, 2018, ISSN: 1088-9051, 1549-5469.

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Richardson, Sandra R; Gerdes, Patricia; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Sanchez-Luque, Francisco J; Bodea, Gabriela-Oana; noz-Lopez, Martin Mu; Jesuadian, Samuel J; Kempen, Marie-Jeanne H C; Carreira, Patricia E; Jeddeloh, Jeffrey A; Garcia-Perez, Jose L; Jr, Haig H Kazazian; Ewing, Adam D; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

Heritable L1 retrotransposition in the mouse primordial germline and early embryo (Journal Article)

In: Genome Res., 27 (8), pp. 1395–1405, 2017.

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Gerdes, Patricia; Richardson, Sandra R; Mager, Dixie L; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

Transposable elements in the mammalian embryo: pioneers surviving through stealth and service (Journal Article)

In: Genome Biol., 17 , pp. 100, 2016.

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Gerdes, Patricia; Richardson, Sandra R; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

TET enzymes: double agents in the transposable element-host genome conflict (Journal Article)

In: Genome Biol., 17 (1), pp. 259, 2016.

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Klawitter, Sabine; Fuchs, Nina V; Upton, Kyle R; noz-Lopez, Martin Mu; Shukla, Ruchi; Wang, Jichang; nadas, Marta Garcia-Ca; Lopez-Ruiz, Cesar; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Sebe, Attila; Grabundzija, Ivana; Merkert, Sylvia; Gerdes, Patricia; Pulgarin, Andres J; Bock, Anja; Held, Ulrike; Witthuhn, Anett; Haase, Alexandra; Sarkadi, Balázs; Löwer, Johannes; Wolvetang, Ernst J; Martin, Ulrich; Ivics, Zoltán; Izsvák, Zsuzsanna; Garcia-Perez, Jose L; Faulkner, Geoffrey J; Schumann, Gerald G

Reprogramming triggers endogenous L1 and Alu retrotransposition in human induced pluripotent stem cells (Journal Article)

In: Nat. Commun., 7 , pp. 10286, 2016.

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Carreira, Patricia E; Ewing, Adam D; Li, Guibo; Schauer, Stephanie N; Upton, Kyle R; Fagg, Allister C; Morell, Santiago; Kindlova, Michaela; Gerdes, Patricia; Richardson, Sandra R; Li, Bo; Gerhardt, Daniel J; Wang, Jun; Brennan, Paul M; Faulkner, Geoffrey J

Evidence for L1-associated DNA rearrangements and negligible L1 retrotransposition in glioblastoma multiforme (Journal Article)

In: Mob. DNA, 7 (1), pp. 21, 2016.

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