Meltem has received her PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and is currently working as a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr Nils Krone in the Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM), School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
Her key research focus is the implementation of zebrafish as translational in vivo model for inborn errors of steroidogenesis and metabolic disorders. Furthermore, she is interested in the role of transcription factors involved in the development and regulation of the endocrine system.
Tixier V, Bataillé L, Etard C, Jagla T, Weger M, Da Ponte JP, Strähle U, Dickmeis T and Jagla K (2013) Glycolysis supports embryonic muscle growth by promoting myoblast fusion. Proc Nat Acad Sci USA 110: 18982-7
Weger BD, Weger M, Jung N, Lederer C, Bräse S and Dickmeis T (2013) A chemical screening procedure for glucocorticoid signaling with a zebrafish larva luciferase reporter system. J Vis Exp 10.3791/50439
Weger M, Weger BD, Diotel N, Rastegar S, Hirota T, Kay SA, Strähle U and Dickmeis T (2013) Real-time in vivo monitoring of circadian E-box enhancer activity: a robust and sensitive zebrafish reporter line for developmental, chemical and neural biology of the circadian clock. Dev Biol 380: 259–273
Weger BD, Weger M, Nusser M, Brenner-Weiss G and Dickmeis T (2012) A chemical screening system for glucocorticoid stress hormone signaling in an intact organism. ACS Chem Biol 7: 1178–1183
Weger BD, Sahinbas M, Otto GW, Mracek P, Armant O, Dolle D, Lahiri K, Vallone D, Ettwiller L, Geisler R, Foulkes NS and Dickmeis T (2011) The light responsive transcriptome of the zebrafish. PLoS One 6:e17080
Dickmeis T, Weger BD and Weger M (2013) The circadian clock and glucocorticoids – Interactions across many time scales. Mol Cell Endocrinol 380: 2-15
Dickmeis T, Sahinbas M and Weger BD (2009) Circadian Regulation of Physiology: Time for Glucocorticoids. Asia Pac J Endocrinol 1:75–86
Weger M, Weger B and Dickmeis T. In vivo zebrafish luciferase assays–a practical guide. Protokoll kit.edu (http://goo.gl/WXf2QB)
Weger BD, Weger M and Dickmeis T (2012) Long term bioluminescence measurements for circadian clock monitoring. Application Note Perkin Elmer