Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Dr. Irmgard Irminger-Finger

Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Position: Adjunct Professor 
Staff Profile
Dr. Irmgard Irminger-Finger

Area of Expertise

Cancer biomarkers and treatments.

Recent Publications

  1. Pilyugin M, André PA, Ratajska M, Kuzniacka A, Limon J, Tournier BB, Colas J, Laurent G, Irminger-Finger I. Antagonizing functions of BARD1 and its alternatively spliced variant BARD1δ in telomere stability. Oncotarget 2017 Feb 7;8(6):9339-9353.
  2. Zhang YQ, Pilyugin M, Kuester M, Leoni VP, Li L, Casula G, Zorcolo Z, Schneider-Stock R, Atzori L, and Irminger-Finger  I. Expression of oncogenic BARD1 isoforms affects colon cancer progression and correlates with clinical outcome. British J Cancer 2012 Aug 7;107(4):675-83.
  3. Irminger-Finger I and CE Jefford (2006). Is there more to BARD1 than BRCA1? Invited review for Nature Reviews Cancer 6(5):382-91.

Publications with CCTRM Byline

  1. André PA, Prêle CM, Vierkotten S, Carnesecchi S, Donati Y, Chambers RC, Pache JC, Crestani B, Barazzone-Argiroffo C, Königshoff M, Laurent GJ, Irminger-Finger I.BARD1 mediates TGF-β signaling in pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Res. 2015 Sep 29;16:118. doi: 10.1186/s12931-015-0278-3. 
  2. Ratajska M, Matusiak M, Kuzniacka A, Wasag B, Brozek I, Biernat W, Koczkowska M, Debniak J, Sniadecki M, Kozlowski P, Klonowska K, Pilyugin M, Wydra D, Laurent G, Limon J, Irminger-Finger I. Cancer predisposing BARD1 mutations affect exon skipping and are associated with overexpression of specific BARD1 isoforms. Oncol Rep. 2015 Nov;34(5):2609-17. doi: 10.3892/or.2015.4235.
  3. Irminger-Finger I, Ratajska M, Pilyugin M. New concepts on BARD1: Regulator of BRCA pathways and beyond. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2016 Mar;72:1-17. 4. 

Recent Grant Successes

  1.  *Cancer Fund WA, Closed Misssed Grant to Prof. Cecilia Prele and Prof. Irmgard Irminger-Finger
  2.  *UHU collaborating grant, 2015.
  3. Swiss National Science grant 2015

 *CCTRM affiliated grants

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