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Boije H, Rulands S, Dudczig S, Simons B, Harris WA, 2015. The independent probabilistic firing of                            transcription factors: A paradigm for clonal variability in the zebrafish retina. Dev. Cell 34:532-543.

Boije H, Macdonald RB, Harris WA. 2014. Reconciling competence and transcriptional hierarchies with   stochasticity in retinal lineages. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 27: 68-74.

Almeida A, Boije H, Chow R, He J, Tham J, Suzuki S, Harris WA, 2014. SoFa: A spectrum of fates approach to the developing zebrafish retina. Development 141: 1971-80.

Boije H, Ring H, Shirazi Fard S, Grundberg I, Nilsson M, Hallböök F, 2013. Alternative Splicing of the Chromodomain Protein Morf4l1 Pre-mRNA Has Implications on Cell Differentiation in the Developing Chicken Retina. J Mol Neurosci. 51: 615-28.

Shirazi Fard S, Jarrin M, Boije H, Fillon V, All-Eriksson C, Hallböök F, 2013. Heterogenic final cell cycle by chicken retinal Lim1 horizontal progenitor cells leads to heteroploid cells with a remaining replicated genome. PLOS One, 8(3):e59133.

Boije H, Shirazi Fard S, Ring H, Hallböök F, 2013. Forkheadbox N4 (FoxN4) triggers context-dependent differentiation in the developing chick retina and neural tube. Differentiation, 85(1-2):11-19.

Boije H, Harun-Or-Rashid M, Lee YJ, Imsland F, Bruneau N, Vieaud A, Gourichon D, Tixier-Boichard M, Bed'hom B, Andersson L, Hallböök F, 2012. Sonic Hedgehog-signalling patterns the developing chicken comb as revealed by exploration of the pea-comb mutation. PLOS One, 7(12):e50890

Imsland F, Feng C, Boije H, Bed'hom B, Fillon V, Dorshorst B, Rubin CJ, Liu R, Gao Y, Gu X, Wang Y, Gourichon D, Zody MC, Zecchin W, Vieaud A, Tixier-Boichard M, Hu X, Hallböök F, Li N, Andersson L, 2012. The Rose-comb Mutation in Chickens Constitutes a Structural Rearrangement Causing Both Altered Comb Morphology and Defective Sperm Motility. PLOS Genetics, 8(6):e1002775.

Lelièvre E, Lek M, Boije H, Houille L, Brajeul V, Slembrouck A, Sahel J, Matter JM, Sennlaub F, Hallbook F, Goureau O and Guillonneau X, 2011. Ptf1a/Rbpj complex inhibits ganglion cell fate and drives the specification of all horizontal cell subtypes in the chick retina. Developmental Biology, 15;358(2):296-308.

Ring H*, Boije H*, Daniel C, Ohlson J, Ohman M, Hallböök F, 2010. Increased A-to-I RNA editing of the transcript for GABAA receptor subunit α3 during chick retinal development. Visual Neuroscience, 16:1-9. (*Equal contribution)

Boije H, Ring H, Lopez-Gallardo M, Prada C, Hallböök F, 2010. Pax2 is expressed in a subpopulation of Müller cells in the central chick retina. Developmental dynamics, 239: 1858-1866.

Boije H, Edqvist PHD and Hallböök F, 2009. Horizontal cell progenitors arrest in G2-phase and undergo terminal mitosis on the vitreal side of the chick retina. Developmental Biology, 330: 105-113.

Wright D, Boije H, Meadows J, Bed’hom B, Gourichon D, Vieaud A, Tixier-Boichard M, Rubin C, Imsland F, Hallböök F and Andersson L, 2009. Ectopic expression of SOX5 during embryonic development causes the Pea-comb phenotype in chickens. PLOS Genetics, 5: e1000512.

Zhao H, Boije H, Granberg F, Pettersson U, Svensson C, 2009. Activation of STAT pathway during adenovirus type 12 infection. Virology, 392:186-95.

Edqvist PHD, Lek M, Boije H, Lindbäck SM, Hallböök F., 2008. Axon-bearing and axon-less horizontal cell subtypes are generated consecutively during chick retinal development from progenitors that are sensitive to follistatin; BMC Dev Biol. 8, 46.

Boije H, Edqvist PH, Hallböök F, 2008. Temporal and spatial expression of transcription factors FoxN4, Ptf1a, Prox1, Isl1 and Lim1 mRNA in the developing chick retina; Gene Expression Patterns, 8: 117-123.

Branchini BR, Southworth TL, Murtiashaw MH, Boije H, Fleet SE, 2003. A mutagenesis study of the putative luciferin binding site residues of firefly luciferase; Biochemistry, 42: 10429-36.

Mecklenburg M, Danielsson B, Boije H, Surugio I, Rees B, 2000. DNA-Based Biosensors: A tool for environmental analysis; ACS Symposium Series, 762; 299-312.


Henrik Boije, Ph D, Researcher

Professional preparation:

  • Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, 2005, Uppsala University
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2006, Uppsala University
  • Uppsala Graduate School in Biomedical Research (UGSBR), 2005/2006, Uppsala University
  • PhD, 2007-2011, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University
  • Postdoctoral fellow, 2011, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University
  • Postdoctoral fellow, 2012-2014, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Researcher, 2014-present, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University.