Anna Piliszek

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Anna Piliszek

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Current Position:
Professor and Head of the Department of Experimental Embryology, Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland


Nowotschin S, Garg V, Piliszek A, Hadjantonakis AK. (2019) Ex Utero Culture and Imaging of Mouse Embryos. Methods Mol Biol 1920:163-182. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9009-2_11. PMID: 30737692

Nowotschin S, Costello I, Piliszek A, Kwon GS, Mao CA, Klein WH, Robertson EJ, Hadjantonakis AK. (2013) The T-box transcription factor Eomesodermin is essential for AVE induction in the mouse embryo. Genes Dev 27(9):997-1002. doi: 10.1101/gad.215152.113. PubMed PMID: 23651855; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3656330.

Schrode N, Xenopoulos P, Piliszek A, Frankenberg S, Plusa B, Hadjantonakis AK. (2013) Anatomy of a blastocyst: cell behaviors driving cell fate choice and morphogenesis in the early mouse embryo. Genesis (4):219-33. doi: 10.1002/dvg.22368. Epub 2013 Feb 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 23349011; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3633705.

Kang M, Piliszek A, Artus J, Hadjantonakis AK. (2013) FGF4 is required for lineage restriction and salt-and-pepper distribution of primitive endoderm factors but not their initial expression in the mouse. Development 140(2):267-79. doi: 10.1242/dev.084996. Epub 2012 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 23193166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3597205.

Grabarek JB, Zyzyńska K, Saiz N, Piliszek A, Frankenberg S, Nichols J, Hadjantonakis AK, Plusa B. (2012) Differential plasticity of epiblast and primitive endoderm precursors within the ICM of the early mouse embryo. Development 139(1):129-39. doi: 10.1242/dev.067702. Epub 2011 Nov 17. PMID: 22096072

Artus J, Douvaras P, Piliszek A, Isern J, Baron MH, Hadjantonakis AK. (2012) BMP4 signaling directs primitive endoderm-derived XEN cells to an extraembryonic visceral endoderm identity. Dev Biol 361(2):245-62. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.10.015. Epub 2011 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 22051107; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3246571.

Artus J, Piliszek A, Hadjantonakis AK. (2011) The primitive endoderm lineage of the mouse blastocyst: sequential transcription factor activation and regulation of differentiation by Sox17. Dev Biol 350(2):393-404. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2010.12.007. Epub 2010 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 21146513; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3461954.

Piliszek A, Kwon GS, Hadjantonakis AK. (2011) Ex utero culture and live imaging of mouse embryos. Methods Mol Biol 770:243-57. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-210-6_9. PubMed PMID: 21805267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3298811.

Ferrer-Vaquer A, Piliszek A, Tian G, Aho RJ, Dufort D, Hadjantonakis AK. (2010) A sensitive and bright single-cell resolution live imaging reporter of Wnt/ß-catenin signaling in the mouse. BMC Dev Biol 10:121. doi: 10.1186/1471-213X-10-121. PubMed PMID: 21176145; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3017038.

Plusa B, Piliszek A, Frankenberg S, Artus J, Hadjantonakis AK. (2008) Distinct sequential cell behaviours direct primitive endoderm formation in the mouse blastocyst. Development 135(18):3081-91. doi: 10.1242/dev.021519. PubMed PMID: 18725515; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2768606