Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology

Staff Profile

Jana Wiedermannova

Research Associate


Jana Wiedermannová is a Research Associate in Biosciences at Newcastle University (since June 2019). 


Education and work experience:

2009-2014        Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague

Ph.D. in Molecular and cell biology, genetics and virology



2002-2008        Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Botany


  • Wiedermannova J, Julius C, Yuzenkova Y. The expanding field of non-canonical RNA capping: New enzymes and mechanisms. Royal Society Open Science 2021, 8(5).
  • Wiedermannova J, Krasny L. β-CASP proteins removing RNA polymerase from DNA: when a torpedo is needed to shoot a sitting duck. Nucleic Acids Research 2021, 49(18), 14.
  • Sikova M, Wiedermannova J, Prevorovsky M, Barvik I, Sudzinova P, Kofronova O, Benada O, Sanderova H, Condon C, Krasny L. The torpedo effect in Bacillus subtilis: RNase J1 resolves stalled transcription complexes. The EMBO Journal 2020, 39(3), e102500.
  • Mares J, Strunecky O, Bucinska L, Wiedermannova J. Evolutionary Patterns of Thylakoid Architecture in Cyanobacteria. Frontiers Microbiology 2019, 10, 277.
  • Wiedermannova J, Sudzinova P, Koval T, Rabatinova A, Sanderova H, Ramaniuk O, Rittich S, Dohnalek J, Fu Z, Halada P, Lewis P, Krasny L. Characterization of HelD, an interacting partner of RNA polymerase from Bacillus subtilis. Nucleic Acids Research 2014, 42(8), 5151-5163.
  • Keller AN, Yang X, Wiedermannova J, Delumeau O, Krasny L, Lewis PJ. Omega, a new subunit of RNA polymerase found in gram-positive bacteria. Journal of Bacteriology 2014, 196(20), 3622-3632.
  • Rabatinova A, Sanderova H, Jirat Matejckova J, Korelusova J, Sojka L, Barvik I, Papouskova V, Sklenar V, Zidek L, Krasny L. The delta subunit of RNA polymerase is required for rapid changes in gene expression and competitive fitness of the cell. J. Bacteriol 2013, 195(11), 2603–2611.
  • Rochat T, Nicolas P, Delumeau O, Rabatinova A, Korelusova J, Leduc A, Bessieres P, Dervyn E, Krasny L, Noirot P. Genome-wide identification of genes directly regulated by the pleiotropic transcription factor Spx in Bacillus subtilis. Nucleic Acids Research 2012, 40(19), 9571–9583.
  • Panek J, Krasny L, Bobek J, Jezkova E, Korelusova J, Vohradsky J. The suboptimal structures find the optimal RNAs: homology search for bacterial non-coding RNAs using suboptimal RNA structures. Nucleic Acids Research 2011, 39(8), 3418–3426.
  • Motackova V, Sanderova H, Zidek L, Novacek J, Padrta P, Svenkova A, Korelusova J, Jonak J, Krasny L, Sklenar V. Solution structure of the N-terminal domain of Bacillus subtilis delta subunit of RNA polymerase and its classification based on structural homologs. Proteins 2010, 78(7), 1807–1810.
  • Korelusova J, Kastovsky J, Komarek J. Heterogeneity of the cyanobacterial genus Synechocystis and description of a new genus, Geminocystis. Journal of Phycology 2009, 45(4), 928-937.
  • Zapomelova E, Hisem D, Rehakova K, Hrouzek P, Jezberova J, Komarkova J, Korelusova J, Znachor P. Experimental comparison of phenotypical plasticity and growth demands of two strains from the Anabaena circinalis/A. crassa complex (cyanobacteria). Journal of Plankton Research 2008, 30(11), 1257-1269.