Prof. Dr. Jennifer Schön

Head of Department

Department of Reproduction Biology


Tel: 0049 (0) 30 5168 - 611

Short curriculum vitae

  • Since 2022: Professor at Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Biotechnology
  • Since 2021: Head of the Reproduction Biology Department, Leibniz-IZW
  • 2014-2021: Head of the Reproductive Cell Biology Unit, FBN Dummerstorf
  • 2013-2014: Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies, Charité Berlin
  • 2004-2012: Postdoc and Senior Scientist at the Institute of Veterinary Biochemistry, FU Berlin
  • 2004: Doctorate (Dr. med. vet.), Freie Universität (FU) Berlin and Leibniz-IZW
Research interests
  • Physiology of the female reproductive tract
  • Interactions of gametes and embryos with the maternal reproductive tract
  • Influence of stress on early pregnancy
Selected publications
  1. Reyer H, Abou‐Soliman I, Schulze M, Henne H, Reinsch N, Schoen J, Wimmers K (2024): Genome‐Wide Association Analysis of Semen Characteristics in Piétrain Boars. GENES 15, 382. doi:10.3390/genes15030382.
  2. Du S, Trakooljul N, Palma‐Vera SE, Murani E, Schuler G, Schoen J, Chen S (2023): Regulation of porcine oviduct epithelium functions via progesterone and estradiol is influenced by cortisol. ENDOCRINOLOGY 164, bqac176. doi:10.1210/endocr/bqac176.
  3. Ghasemian K, Broer I, Schoen J, Killisch R, Kolp N, Springer A, Huckauf J (2023): Oral and subcutaneous immunization with a plant‐produced mouse‐specific zona pellucida 3 peptide presented on hepatitis B core antigen virus‐like particles. VACCINES 11, 462. doi:10.3390/vaccines11020462.
  4. Ghasemian K, Broer I, Schoen J, Kolp N, Killisch R, Huckauf J (2023): Plant‐produced mouse‐specific zona pellucida 3 peptide induces immune responses in mice. VACCINES 11, 153. doi:10.3390/vaccines11010153.
  5. Ghasemian K, Broer I, Schoen J, Kolp N, Killisch R, Mikkat S, Huckauf J (2023): Immunogenicity and contraceptive efficacy of plant‐produced putative mouse‐specific contraceptive peptides. FRONT PLANT SCI 14, 1191640. doi:10.3389/fpls.2023.1191640.
  6. Mahé C, Lavigne R, Com E, Pineau C, Zlotkowska AM, Tsikis G, Mermillod P, Schoen J, Saint‐Dizier M (2023): The sperm‐interacting proteome in the bovine isthmus and ampulla during the periovulatory period. J ANIM SCI BIOTECHNOL 14, 30. doi:10.1186/s40104-022-00811-2.
  7. Mahé C, Pranomphon T, Reynaud K, Laffont L, Meylheuc T, Schoen J, Mermillod P, Saint‐Dizier M (2023): Sperm‐fluid‐cell interplays in the bovine oviduct: glycosaminoglycans modulate sperm binding to the isthmic reservoir. SCI REP 13, 10311. doi:10.1038/s41598-023-37469-3.
  8. Eder S, Müller K, Chen S, Schoen J (2022): Long‐term culture of feline oviduct epithelial cells on permeable filter supports. CYTOTECHNOLOGY 74, 531–538. doi:10.1007/s10616-022-00542-2.
  9. Mahé C, Lavigne R, Com E, Pineau C, Locatelli Y, Zlotkowska AM, Almiñana C, Tsikis G, Mermillod P, Schoen J, Saint‐Dizier M (2022): Spatiotemporal profiling of the bovine oviduct fluid proteome around the time of ovulation. SCI REP 12, 4135. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-07929-3.
  10. Müller‐Eigner A, Sanz‐Moreno A, de‐Diego I, Venkatasubramani AV, Langhammer M, Gerlini R, Rathkolb B, Aguilar‐Pimentel A, Klein‐Rodewald T, Calzada‐Wack J, Becker L, Palma‐Vera S, Gille B, Forne I, Imhof A, Meng C, Ludwig C, Koch F, Heiker JT, Kuhla A, Caton V, Brenmoehl J, Reyer H, Schoen J, Fuchs H, Gailus‐Durner V, Hoeflich A, de Angelis MH, Peleg S (2022): Dietary intervention improves health metrics and life expectancy of the genetically obese Titan mouse. COMMUN BIOL 5, 408. doi:10.1038/s42003-022-03339-3.
  11. Palma-Vera SE, Reyer H, Langhammer M, Reinsch N, Derezanin L, Fickel J, Qanbari S, Weitzel JM, Franzenburg S, Hemmrich-Stanisak G, Schoen J. Genomic characterization of the world's longest selection experiment in mouse reveals the complexity of polygenic traits. BMC Biol. 2022, 21;20(1):52.
  12. Schmidhauser M, Ulbrich SE, Schoen J (2022): Luminal and glandular epithelial cells from the porcine endometrium maintain cell type‐specific marker gene expression in air‐liquid interface culture. STEM CELL REV REP 18, 2928–2938. doi:10.1007/s12015-022-10410-3.
  13. Schulze M, Mohammadpour F, Schröter F, Jakop U, Hönicke H, Hasenfuss T, Henne H, Schoen J, Müller K(2021): Suitability of semen stress tests for predicting fertilizing capacity of boar ejaculates. THERIOGENOLOGY 176, 73–81. doi:10.1016/j.theriogenology.2021.09.024.
  14. Chen S. and Schoen J. Using the Air-Liquid Interface Approach to Foster Apical-Basal Polarization of Mammalian Female Reproductive Tract Epithelia In Vitro. Methods Mol Biol. 2021, 2273:251-262.
  15. Du, S.Z., N. Trakooljul, Schoen and S. Chen. Does Maternal Stress Affect the Early Embryonic Microenvironment? Impact of Long-Term Cortisol Stimulation on the Oviduct Epithelium. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(2), 443;
  16. Chen, S., S. E. Palma-Vera, B. Kempisty, M. Rucinski, A. Vernunft, and Schoen. In Vitro Mimicking of Estrous Cycle Stages: Dissecting the Impact of Estradiol and Progesterone on Oviduct Epithelium. Endocrinology 2018,159(9):3421-3432
  17. Chen, S., S. E. Palma-Vera, M. Langhammer, S. P. Galuska, B. C. Braun, E. Krause, A. Lucas-Hahn, and Schoen. 2017. An air-liquid interphase approach for modeling the early embryo-maternal contact zone. Scientific reports 7:42298.
  18. Chen, S., R. Einspanier, and Schoen. 2015. Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER): a functional parameter to monitor the quality of oviduct epithelial cells cultured on filter supports. Histochemistry and cell biology 144(5):509-515.
  19. Chen, S., R. Einspanier, and Schoen. 2013a. In vitro mimicking of estrous cycle stages in porcine oviduct epithelium cells: estradiol and progesterone regulate differentiation, gene expression, and cellular function. Biology of reproduction 89(3):54.
  20. Chen, S., R. Einspanier, and Schoen. 2013b. Long-term culture of primary porcine oviduct epithelial cells: validation of a comprehensive in vitro model for reproductive science. Theriogenology 80(8):862-869.