Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Associate Professor - Promotion Programme

  • 2022 – present. A member of the Copenhagen University Professorship promotion program, Center for Chromosome Stability, ICMM, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2015 - present: Principal Investigator, Center for Chromosome Stability, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2012 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2010 - 2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 - 2010: Senior Research Associate, CRUK Molecular Oncology Laboratories, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2002 - 2006: Junior Research Fellow in Genomics, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK
  • 2002: D. Phil (PhD) (Cancer Genetics), Molecular Oncology Laboratories, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Clinical Medicine Faculty, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK
  • 1995 - 1996, Senior Resident, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department, Union University Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China
  • 1995, MSc (Gynaecological Oncology), Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China
  • 1992, MBBS (MD), Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China

Publication List

  1. Wu W, Barwacz SA, Bhowmick R, Lundgaard K, Gonçalves Dinis MM, Clausen M, Kanemaki MT, Liu, Y. Mitotic DNA synthesis in response to replication stress requires the sequential action of DNA polymerases zeta and delta in human cells. Nature Communications 2023 Feb 9;14(1):706. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-35992-5.
  2. Bhowmick R, Lerdrup M, Gadi SA, Rossetti GG, Singh MI, Liu Y, Halazonetis TD, Hickson ID. RAD51 protects human cells from transcription-replication conflicts. Molecular Cell, 2022, Sep 15;82(18):3366-3381.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2022.07.010.
  3. Meijering AEC, Sarlos K, Nielsen CF, Witt H, Harju J, Kerklingh E, Haasnoot GH, Bizard AH, Heller I, Broedersz CP*, Liu Y, Peterman E J G, Hickson I D*, Wuite G J L*. Nonlinear mechanics of human mitotic chromosomes. Nature 2022 605, 545-550. (*:corresponding authors)
  4. Schubert L, Hendriks IA, Hertz EPT, Wu W, Selles-Baiget S, Hoffmann S, Viswalingam KS, Gallina I, Pentakota S, Benedict B, Johansen J, Apelt K, Luijsterburg MS, Rasmussen S, Lisby M, Liu Y,  Nielsen ML, Mailand N*, Duxin JP*.  (2022). SCAI promotes error-free repair of DNA interstrand crosslinks via the Fanconi anemia pathway. EMBO Reports 23, e53639. (*:corresponding authors) 
  5. Garribba L, Vogel I, Lerdrup M, Goncalves Dinis MM, Ren L and Liu Y. Folate Deficiency Triggers the Abnormal Segregation of a Region With Large Cluster of CG-Rich Trinucleotide Repeats on Human Chromosome 2. Frontiers in Genetics, 2021, 12:695124.
  6. Xing M, Zhang F, Liao H, Chen S, Che L, Wang X, Bao Z, Ji F, Chen G, Zhang H, Li W, Chen Z, Liu Y, Hickson ID*, Shen H*, and Ying S*, Replication Stress Induces ATR/CHK1-Dependent Nonrandom Segregation of Damaged Chromosomes. Molecular Cell, 2020. 78(4): p. 714-724 e5. (*:corresponding authors)
  7. Wu, W, Hickson ID, and Liu Y, The prevention and resolution of DNA replication–transcription conflicts in eukaryotic cells. Genome Instability & Disease, 2020. 1: p. 114–128.
  8. Wu W$, Bhowmick R$, Vogel I, Ozer O, Ghisays F, Thakur RS, Sanchez de Leon E, Richter PH, Ren L, Petrini JH, Hickson ID*, and Liu Y*, RTEL1 suppresses G-quadruplex-associated R-loops at difficult-to-replicate loci in the human genome. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 2020. 27(5): p. 424-437. ($: Joint authorship; *:corresponding authors) 
    • This publication was featured in SUND Insight May 2020: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/newsfaculty-news/2020/05/researchers-find-protein-that-helps-cancer-cells-to-survive/
  9. Garribba L, Bjerregaard VA, Goncalves Dinis MM, Ozer O, Wu W, Sakellariou D, Pena-Diaz J, Hickson ID, and Liu Y, Folate stress induces SLX1- and RAD51-dependent mitotic DNA synthesis at the fragile X locus in human cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2020. 117(28): p. 16527-16536.
  10. Pladevall-Morera D, Munk S, Ingham A, Garribba L, Albers E, Liu Y, Olsen JV, Lopez-Contreras AJ. Proteomic characterization of chromosomal common fragile site (CFS)-associated proteins uncovers ATRX as a regulator of CFS stability. Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Sep 5;47(15):8004-8018
  11. Bhowmick, R, Thakur, RS, Venegas, AB, Liu, Y, Nilsson, J, Barisic, M and Hickson, ID (2019) The RIF1-PP1 axis controls abscission timing in human cells. Current Biology 2019 Apr 1;29(7):1232-1242.e5.
  12. Bjerregaard VA, Garribba L, McMurray CT, Hickson ID, Liu Y. Folate deficiency drives mitotic missegregation of the human FRAXA locus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2018 Dec 115 (51) 13003-13008
  13. Özer Ö, Bhowmick R, Liu Y, Hickson ID. Human cancer cells utilize mitotic DNA synthesis to resist replication stress at telomeres regardless of their telomere maintenance mechanism. Oncotarget. 2018 Mar 9(22):15836-15846
  14. Garribba L*, Wu W*, Özer Ö, Bhowmick R, Hickson ID, Liu, Y. Inducing and Detecting Mitotic DNA Synthesis at Difficult-to-Replicate Loci. Methods Enzymol. 2018;601:45-58. (*: Joint authorship)
  15. Bjerregaard VA, Özer Ö, Hickson ID, Liu Y. The Detection and Analysis of Chromosome Fragile Sites. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2018;1672:471-482
  16. Ren L, Chen L, Wu W, Garribba L, Tian H, Liu Z, Vogel I, Li C, Hickson ID, Liu Y. Potential biomarkers of DNA replication stress in cancer. Oncotarget. 2017 Jun 6;8(23):36996-37008
  17. Kessler BM, Bursomanno S, McGouran JF, Hickson ID, and Liu Y. Biochemical and Mass Spectrometry-Based Approaches to Profile SUMOylation in Human Cells. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2017;1491:131-144
  18. Ghamrasni SE*, Cardoso R*, Li L, Bjerregaard VA, Liu Y, Venkatesan S, Hande MP, Henderson JT, Sanchez O, Hickson ID, Hakem A and Hakem R. Rad54 and Mus81 cooperation promotes DNA damage repair and restrains chromosome missegregation. Oncogene. 2016 Sep 15;35(37):4836-45. (*: Joint authorship)
  19. Nielsen CF, Huttner D, Bizard AH, Hirano S, Li TN, Palmai-Pallag T, Bjerregaard VA, Liu Y, Nigg EA, Wang LHC*, Hickson ID*.  PICH promotes sister chromatid disjunction in mitosis: evidence of functional co-operation with topoisomerase II. Nature Communications, 2015 Dec. 8;6:8962. (*:corresponding authors) 
  20. Minocherhomji S*, Ying SM*, Bjerregaard VA, Bursomanno S, Aleliunaite A, Wu W, Mankouri HW, Shen HH§Liu Y§, Hickson ID§. Replication Stress Activates DNA Repair Synthesis in Mitosis. Nature, 2015 Dec.; 528(7581):286-90.  (*: joint authorship; §: corresponding authors)
    • This paper was featured in ‘Research Highlight’ in Nature Review Molecular Cell Biology. 2015, doi: 10.1038/nrm.2015.24 & Nature Review Genetics. 2016, doi:10.1038/nrg.2015.35.
    • This paper was recommended in F1000 Prime (http://f1000.com/prime/725980150).
  21. Newman JA, Savitsky P, Allerston CK, Bizard AH, Özer Ö, Sarlós K, Liu Y, Pardon E, Steyaert J, Hickson ID, Gileadi O. Crystal structure of the Bloom's syndrome helicase indicates a role for the HRDC domain in conformational changes. Nucleic Acids Research, 2015 May 26;43(10):5221-35
  22. Bursomanno S, McGouran JF, Kessler BM, Hickson ID, and Liu Y. Regulation of SUMO2 target proteins by the proteasome in human cells exposed to replication stress Journal of Proteome Research, 2015 Apr 3;14(4):1687-99
  23. Bursomanno S, Beli P, Khan AM, Minocherhomji S, Wagner SA, Bekker-Jensen S, Mailand N, Choudhary C, Hickson ID, Liu Y. Proteome-wide analysis of SUMO2 targets in response to pathological DNA replication stress in human cells. DNA Repair, 2015 (25): 84-96
  24. Liu Y, Nielsen CF, Yao Q, Hickson ID. The origins and processing of ultra fine anaphase DNA bridges. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 2014 Apr 30;26:1-5
  25. Simandlova J, Zagelbaum J, Payne MJ, Chu WK, Shevelev I, Hanada K, Chatterjee S, Reid DA, Liu Y, Janscak P, Rothenberg E, Hickson ID. FBH1 disrupts RAD51 filaments in vitro and modulates homologous recombination in mammalian cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2013 Nov 22;288(47):34168-80
  26. Biebricher A, Hirano S, Enzlin JH, Wiechens N, Streicher WW, Huttner D, Wang LH, Nigg EA, Owen-Hughes T, Liu Y, Peterman E, Wuite GJ, Hickson ID., PICH: A DNA Translocase Specially Adapted for Processing Anaphase Bridge DNA. Molecular Cell, 2013 Sep 12;51(5):691-701
  27. Ying S*, Minocherhomji S*, Chan KL, Palmai-Pallag T, Chu WK, Wass T, Mankouri HW, Liu Y, Hickson ID. MUS81 promotes common fragile site expression. Nature Cell Biology, 2013 Aug;15(8):1001-7. doi: 10.1038/ncb2773 (*: joint authorship)
    • This paper was recommended in F1000 Prime (http://f1000.com/prime/718057435).
  28. Wilding JL, McGowan S, Liu Y, Bodmer WF, Replication error deficient and proficient colorectal cancer gene expression differences caused by 3'UTR polyT sequence deletions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 7;107(49):21058-63.
  29. Bracht K, Nicholls AM, Liu Y, Bodmer, WF, 5-Fluorouracil response in a large panel of colorectal cancer cell lines is associated with mismatch repair deficiency, British Journal of Cancer, 2010, 103:340-346
  30. Chan CW, Wong NA, Liu Y, Bicknell D, Turley H, Hollins L, Miller CJ, Wilding JL and Bodmer WF, Gastrointestinal differentiation marker Cytokeratin 20 is regulated by homeobox gene CDX1, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2009, 106(6):1936-41
  31. Yardy GW, Bicknell DC, Wilding JL, Bartlett S, Liu Y, Winney B, Turner GDH, Brewster SF, Bodmer WF, Mutations in the AXIN1 Gene in Advanced Prostate Cancer, European Urology, 2009, 56:486–494
  32. Bignone PA*, Lee KW*, Liu Y, Emilion G, Finch J, Soosay AER, Charnock FML, Beck S,  Dunham I,  Mungall AJ, and Ganesan TS. RPS6KA2, a putative tumour suppressor gene at 6q27 in sporadic epithelial ovarian cancer, Oncogene, 2007, 26:683–700 (*: joint authorship)
  33. Gaasenbeek M, Howarth K, Rowan AJ, Gorman P, Jones AA, Chaplin T, Liu Y, Bicknell D,  Davison EJ, Fiegler H, Carter NP, Roylance RR, and Tomlinson IPM. Combined Array-Comparative Genomic Hybridization and Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism-Loss of Heterozygosity Analysis Reveals ComplexChanges and Multiple Forms of Chromosomal Instability in Colorectal Cancers, Cancer Research, 2006, 66 (7):3471-3479
  34. Liu Y, and Bodmer WF. Analysis of P53 mutations and their expression in 56 colorectal cancer cell lines. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2006, 103(4):976-81
  35. Wong NACS, Wilding J, Bartlett S, Liu Y, Warren BF, Piris J, Maynard N, Marshall R, Bodmer WF. CDX1 is an important molecular mediator of Barrett’s metaplasia, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2005, 102(21):7565-7570
  36. Liu, Y, Bodmer, WF. Carcinogenesis of Colorectal Cancer. In Cancer De Colon, Reto E Anus, 2004, p43-54, Eds Rossi B. M. et al. Lemar Sao Paulo, Brazil
  37. Liu Y, Dodds P, Emilion G, Mungall AJ, Dunham I, Beck S, Wells RS, Charnock FM, Ganesan TS. The human homologue of unc-93 maps to chromosome 6q27 - characterisation and analysis in sporadic epithelial ovarian cancer. BMC Genetics, 2002, 15:3-20
  38. Liu Y and  Ganesan TS, Tumour suppressor genes in sporadic epithelial ovarian cancer. Reproduction. 2002, 123 (3):341-53
  39. Liu Y, Emilion G, Mungall AJ, Dunham I, Beck S, Le Meuth-Metzinger VG, Shelling AN, Charnock FM, Ganesan TS. Physical and transcript map of the region between D6S264 and D6S149 on chromosome 6q27, the minimal region of allele loss in sporadic epithelial ovarian cancer. Oncogene. 2002, 21(3):387-99
  40. Yu ZY, Qi XM, Liu Y, Lu YP Yang ML. Studies of oncogenes in pregnancy gestational trophoblastic disease. Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology. 2002, 18(5):566-567 (In Chinese)     余志英 漆秀梅 刘英 卢运萍. 杨木兰, 早孕绒毛及妊娠滋养细胞疾病中癌基因表达的研究, 中国病理生理杂志 2002,18(5): 566-567
  41. Yu ZY, Qi XM, Liu Y, Yang ML Lu YP. A study on the expression of C-myc and N-ras in gestational trophoblastic disease. Acta Univ Med Tongji; 2001, 30 (4): 363-365, 374 (In Chinese) 余志英 漆秀梅 刘英 杨木兰. 卢运萍, 癌基因c-myc和n-ras 在妊娠滋养细胞疾病中表达的研究, 同济医科大学学报2001, 30 ( 4): 363-365, 374
  42. Qi XM, Liu Y. Expression of C-myc in endometrial carcinoma. Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1997, 24(8):585-589 (In Chinese)  漆秀梅 刘英 c-myc基因在子宫内膜癌及癌旁组织中表达的研究, 中国肿瘤临床1997,24(8):585-589
  43. Tang YP, Liu Y. Sensitivity of Biotin-labelled C—myc in in situ hybridisation. Acta Univ Med Tongji, 1996, 25 (3): 247 (In Chinese)   唐艳平 刘英 C-myc的生物素标记及灵敏度检测   华中科技大学学报(医学版) 1996, 25 (3): 247

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