Department of Biological and Medical Sciences


  • Plass M, Solana J, Wolf FA, Ayoub S, Misios A, Glažar P, Obermayer B, Theis FJ, Kocks C, Rajewsky N. Cell type atlas and lineage tree of a whole complex animal by single-cell transcriptomics. Science. 2018 Apr 19. pii: eaaq1723. doi: 10.1126/science.aaq1723.

    Solana J, Irimia M, Ayoub S, Orejuela MR, Zywitza V, Jens M, Tapial J, Ray D, Morris QD, Hughes TR, Blencowe BJ, Rajewsky N. Conserved functional antagonism of CELF and MBNL proteins controls stem cell-specific alternative splicing in planarians. eLife. 2016 Aug 9;5. pii: e16797.

    Rybak-Wolf A and Solana J. Whole-mount in situ hybridization using DIG-labeled probes in planarian. Methods Mol Biol.2014; 1211:41-51. (Book Chapter in In Situ Hybridization Protocols, volume of the series Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer).

    Solana J, Gamberi C, Mihaylova Y, Grosswendt S, Chen C, Lasko P and Rajewsky N, Aboobaker A. The CCR4-NOT complex mediates deadenylation and degradation of stem cell mRNAs and promotes planarian stem cell differentiation. PLoS Genet. 2013 Dec;9(12).

    Solana J. Closing the circle of germline and stem cells: the Primordial Stem Cell hypothesis. EvoDevo. 2013 Jan 8;4(1):2.

    Jaber-Hijazi F, Lo PJ, Mihaylova Y, Foster JM, Benner JS, Tejada Romero B, Chen C, Malla S, Solana J, Ruzov A and Aziz Aboobaker A. Planarian MBD2/3 is required for adult stem cell pluripotency independently of DNA methylation. Dev Biol. 2013 Dec 1;384(1):141-53.

    Onal P, Grün D, Adamidi C, Rybak A, Solana J, Mastrobuoni G, Wang Y, Rahn HP, Chen W, Kempa S, Ziebold U and Rajewsky N. Gene expression of pluripotency determinants is conserved between mammalian and planarian stem cells. EMBO J. 2012 Apr 27;31(12):2755-69.

    Solana J, Kao D, Mihaylova Y, Jaber-Hijazi F, Malla S, Wilson R and Aboobaker A *. Defining the molecular profile of planarian pluripotent stem cells using a combinatorial RNAseq, RNA interference and irradiation approach. GenomeBiol. 2012;13(3):R19.

    Solana J, Lasko P and Romero R. Spoltud-1 is a chromatoid body component required for planarian long-term stem cell self-renewal. DevBiol. 2009 Apr 15;328(2):410-21.

    Solana J, and Romero R. SpolvlgA is a DDX3/PL10-related DEAD-box RNA helicase expressed in blastomeres and embryonic cells in planarian embryonic development. Int J Biol Sci. 2009;5(1):64-73.

    Cardona A, Fernández J, Solana J and Romero R. An in situ hybridization protocol for planarian embryos: monitoring myosin heavy chain gene expression. Dev Genes Evol. 2005 Sep;215(9):482-88.