Jelena Pozojevic, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Name: Jelena Pozojevic

Date of Birth: December 30th, 1986

Place of Birth: Zrenjanin, Serbia

Position/Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Address: Institute of Neurogenetics, University of Lübeck

Maria-Goeppert-Str. 1, 23562 Lübeck, Germany

Phone: +49-451-31018208; Fax: +49-451-31018204

Email: jelena.pozojevic@uksh.de

2005 – 2012: MSc in Pharmacy – Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Belgrade, Serbia

2013: Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Institute of Neurology, Belgrade, Serbia (head: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Kostic; supervised by Dr. Valerija Dobricic)

2014 – 2018: Doctoral thesis, Institute of Human Genetics, Lübeck, Germany (head: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach; supervised by Prof. Dr. Frank Kaiser)

2019 – present: Postdoc at the Institute of Neurogenetics, Functional Neurogenetics of Movement Disorders (group leader: PD Dr. Ana Westenberger)

2016: Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Science from the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG)

 

2016: Travel grant from German Society of Human Genetics (GfH)

  1. Dulovic-Mahlow M, Gajos A, Baumann H, Pozojevic J, Kaiser FJ, Bogucki A, Lohmann K. Highly reduced penetrance in a family with a THAP1 nonsense mutation: Role of THAP1 expression? Parkinsonism Relat Disord 2019:274-276.
  2. Westenberger A, Reyes CJ, Saranza G, Dobricic V, Hanssen H, Domingo A, Laabs BH, Schaake S, Pozojevic J, Rakovic A, Grütz K, Begemann K, Walter U, Dressler D, Bauer P, Rolfs A, Münchau A, Kaiser FJ, Ozelius LJ, Jamora RD, Rosales RL, Diesta CCE, Lohmann K, König IR, Brüggemann N, Klein C. A hexanucleotide repeat modifies expressivity of X-linked dystonia parkinsonism. Ann Neurol 2019;6:812-822.
  3. Zuin J, Casa V, Pozojevic J, Kolovos P, van den Hout MCGN, van Ijcken WFJ, Parenti I, Braunholz D, Baron Y, Watrin E, Kaiser FJ, Wendt KS. Regulation of the cohesin-loading factor NIPBL: Role of the lncRNA NIPBL-AS1 and identification of a distal enhancer element. PLoS Genet 2017;12:e1007137.
  4. Pozojevic J, Parenti I, Graul-Neumann L, Ruiz Gil S, Watrin E, Wendt KS, Werner R, Strom TM, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Kaiser FJ. Novel mosaic variants in two patients with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Eur J Med Genet 2017;11:680-684.
  5. Symonds JD, Joss S, Metcalfe KA, Somarathi S, Cruden J, Devlin AM, Donaldson A, DiDonato N, Fitzpatrick D, Kaiser FJ, Lampe AK, Lees MM, McLellan A, Montgomery T, Mundada V, Nairn L, Sarkar A, Schallner J, Pozojevic J, Parenti I, Tan J, Turnpenny P, Whitehouse WP, DDD Study., Zuberi SM. Heterozygous truncation mutations of the SMC1A gene cause a severe early onset epilepsy with cluster seizures in females: Detailed phenotyping of 10 new cases. Epilepsia 2017;4:565-575.
  6. Parenti I, Teresa-Rodrigo ME, Pozojevic J, Ruiz Gil S, Bader I, Braunholz D, Bramswig NC, Gervasini C, Larizza L, Pfeiffer L, Ozkinay F, Ramos F, Reiz B, Rittinger O, Strom TM, Watrin E, Wendt K, Wieczorek D, Wollnik B, Baquero-Montoya C, Pié J, Deardorff MA, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Kaiser FJ. Mutations in chromatin regulators functionally link Cornelia de Lange syndrome and clinically overlapping phenotypes. Hum Genet 2017;3:307-320.
  7. Teresa-Rodrigo ME, Eckhold J, Puisac B, Pozojevic J, Parenti I, Baquero-Montoya C, Gil-Rodríguez MC, Braunholz D, Dalski A, Hernández-Marcos M, Ayerza A, Bernal ML, Ramos FJ, Wieczorek D, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Pié J, Kaiser FJ. Identification and Functional Characterization of Two Intronic NIPBL Mutations in Two Patients with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. Biomed Res Int 2016:8742939.
  8. Parenti I, Gervasini C, Pozojevic J, Wendt KS, Watrin E, Azzollini J, Braunholz D, Buiting K, Cereda A, Engels H, Garavelli L, Glazar R, Graffmann B, Larizza L, Lüdecke HJ, Mariani M, Masciadri M, Pié J, Ramos FJ, Russo S, Selicorni A, Stefanova M, Strom TM, Werner R, Wierzba J, Zampino G, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Wieczorek D, Kaiser FJ. Expanding the clinical spectrum of the ‘HDAC8-phenotype’ – implications for molecular diagnostics, counseling and risk prediction. Clin Genet 2015;5:564-573.
  9. Bramswig NC, Lüdecke HJ, Alanay Y, Albrecht B, Barthelmie A, Boduroglu K, Braunholz D, Caliebe A, Chrzanowska KH, Czeschik JC, Endele S, Graf E, Guillén-Navarro E, Kiper PÖ, López-González V, Parenti I, Pozojevic J, Utine GE, Wieland T, Kaiser FJ, Wollnik B, Strom TM, Wieczorek D. Exome sequencing unravels unexpected differential diagnoses in individuals with the tentative diagnosis of Coffin-Siris and Nicolaides-Baraitser syndromes. Hum Genet 2015;6:553-568.
  10. Gil-Rodríguez MC, Deardorff MA, Ansari M, Tan CA, Parenti I, Baquero-Montoya C, Ousager LB, Puisac B, Hernández-Marcos M, Teresa-Rodrigo ME, Marcos-Alcalde I, Wesselink JJ, Lusa-Bernal S, Bijlsma EK, Braunholz D, Bueno-Martinez I, Clark D, Cooper NS, Curry CJ, Fisher R, Fryer A, Ganesh J, Gervasini C, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Guo Y, Hakonarson H, Hopkin RJ, Kaur M, Keating BJ, Kibaek M, Kinning E, Kleefstra T, Kline AD, Kuchinskaya E, Larizza L, Li YR, Liu X, Mariani M, Picker JD, Pié Á, Pozojevic J, Queralt E, Richer J, Roeder E, Sinha A, Scott RH, So J, Wusik KA, Wilson L, Zhang J, Gómez-Puertas P, Casale CH, Ström L, Selicorni A, Ramos FJ, Jackson LG, Krantz ID, Das S, Hennekam RC, Kaiser FJ, FitzPatrick DR, Pié J. De novo heterozygous mutations in SMC3 cause a range of Cornelia de Lange syndrome-overlapping phenotypes. Hum Mutat 2015;4:454-462.
  11. Parenti I, Gervasini C, Pozojevic J, Graul-Neumann L, Azzollini J, Braunholz D, Watrin E, Wendt KS, Cereda A, Cittaro D, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Lazarevic D, Mariani M, Russo S, Werner R, Krawitz P, Larizza L, Selicorni A, Kaiser FJ. Broadening of cohesinopathies: exome sequencing identifies mutations in ANKRD11 in two patients with Cornelia de Lange-overlapping phenotype. Clin Genet 2015;1:74-81.
  12. Braunholz D, Obieglo C, Parenti I, Pozojevic J, Eckhold J, Reiz B, Braenne I, Wendt KS, Watrin E, Vodopiutz J, Rieder H, Gillessen-Kaesbach G, Kaiser FJ. Hidden mutations in Cornelia de Lange syndrome limitations of sanger sequencing in molecular diagnostics. Hum Mutat 2014;1:26-29.