Ariane Hallermayr

Ariane Hallermayr


Early Stage Researcher at the MGZ – Medical Genetics Center, Munich


MGZ – Medizinisch Genetisches Zentrum
Bayerstraße 3-5
80335 Munich

Telefon: +49 (0)89 30 90 886-0

Research Interest

The focus of my PhD project is the assessment of genome-wide somatic copy number alterations in combination with driver mutation analysis in circulating DNA of colorectal cancer patients. Two hypothesis will be tested; first, whether repeated circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis during therapy is able to predict treatment outcome of patients before the advent of clinical symptoms. Second, whether ctDNA analysis serves as prognostic tool for the likelihood of disease recurrence after surgery.


Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. chem. Elke Holinski-Feder

Curriculum Vitae


2018 - present Ph.D. candidate in Medical Research: Epidemiology & Public Health, LMU Munich, Germany
2014 - 2017  Master of Science in Biology. Focus on cell biology, human genetics and epigenetics,
LMU Munich, Germany
2011 - 2014  Bachelor of Science in Biology. Focus on human biology and epigenetics,
LMU Munich, Germany


2017 - present PhD student at MGZ – Medical Genetics Center, Munich, Germany
2017 Master’s Thesis at MGZ – Medical Genetics Center, Munich, Germany
2013 - 2016 Student employee at MGZ – Medical Genetics Center, Munich, Germany
2014 Bachelor’s Thesis at the institute for Human Biology and Bioimaging, LMU Munich, Germany


Tomek, Petr; Gore, Shanti K.; Potts, Chloe L.; Print, Cristin G.; Black, Michael A.; Hallermayr, Ariane et al. (2018): Imprinted and ancient gene: a potential mediator of cancer cell survival during tryptophan deprivation. In Cell communication and signaling : CCS 16 (1), p. 88. DOI: 10.1186/s12964-018-0301-7.

Hallermayr, Ariane; Graf, Janine; Koehler, Udo; Laner, Andreas; Schönfeld, Brigitte; Benet-Pagès, Anna; Holinski-Feder, Elke (2018): Extending the critical regions for mutations in the non-coding gene RNU4ATAC in another patient with Roifman Syndrome. In Clinical case reports 6 (11), pp. 2224–2228. DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.1830.