Felix Boos

Tel.: +49 (0)631-205-2409
Fax: +49 (0)631-205-2492

Email:  fboos[at]rhrk.uni-kl.de


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2020 Postdoctoral Researcher and Head of the System Biology Subgroup in Cell Biology (Group of Johannes Herrmann), University of Kaiserslautern

2015 - 2020 Ph.D. student in Cell Biology (Group of Johannes Herrmann), University of Kaiserslautern.

2012 - 2015 Master of Education (Biology, Mathematics), University of Kaiserslautern.

2009 - 2012  Bachelor of Education (Biology, Mathematics),  University of Kaiserslautern.



  • Friedl J, Knopp MR, Groh C, Paz E, Gould SB, Herrmann JM, Boos F. More than just a ticket canceller: The mitochondrial processing peptidase tailors complex precursor proteins at internal cleavage sites. Mol Biol Cell. 2020 Sep 30:mbcE20080524. doi:10.1091/mbc.E20-08-0524. Epub ahead of print. PMID:32997570.
  • Zöller E, Laborenz J, Krämer L, Boos F, Räschle M, Alexander RT, Herrmann JM. The intermembrane space protein Mix23 is a novel stress-induced mitochondrial import factor. J Biol Chem. 2020 Aug 21:jbc.RA120.014247. doi:10.1074/jbc.RA120.014247. Epub ahead of print. PMID:32826315.
  • Boos F, Labbadia J, Herrmann JM. (2020). How the mitoprotein-induced stress response safeguards the cytosol: A unified view. Trends Cell Biol. 30(3), 241-254.
  • Bekeova C, Anderson-Pullinger L, Boye K, Boos F, Sharpadskaya Y, Herrmann JM, Seifert EL. (2019). Multiple mitochondrial thioesterases have distinct tissue and substrate specificity, and CoA regulation, suggesting unique functional roles. J Biol Chem. 294(50), 19034-19047.
  • Saladi S*, Boos F*, Poglitsch M, Meyer H, Sommer F, Mühlhaus S, Schroda M, Schuldiner M, Madeo F, Herrmann JM. (2019). The NADH Dehydrogenase Nde1 Executes Cell Death after Integrating Signals from Metabolism and Proteostasis on the Mitochondrial Surface. Molecular Cell 77, 1–14. (*authors contributed equally)
  • Mårtensson CU, Priesnitz C, Song J, Ellenrieder L, Doan KN, Boos F, Floerchinger A, Zufall N, Oeljeklaus S, Warscheid B, Becker T (2019). Mitochondrial protein translocation-associated degradation. Nature 569(7758), 679-683.
  • Boos F, Krämer L, Groh C, Jung F, Haberkant P, Stein F, Wollweber F, Gackstatter A, Zöller E, van der Laan M, Savitski MM, Benes V, Herrmann JM. (2019). Mitochondrial protein-induced stress triggers a global adaptive transcriptional programme. Nat Cell Biol. 21, 442-451.
  • Backes S, Hess S, Boos F, Woellhaf MW, Gödel S, Jung M, Mühlhaus T, Herrmann JM. (2018). Tom70 enhances mitochondrial preprotein import efficiency by binding to internal targeting sequences. J Cell Biol. 217(4), 1369-1382.
  • Hansen KG, Boos F, Herrmann JM. (2018). Accessory signals in protein translocation. Aging, 10(4), 530-531.
  • Boos F, Mühlhaus T, Herrmann JM. (2018). Detection of Internal Matrix Targeting Signal-like Sequences (iMTS-Ls) in Mitochondrial Precursor Proteins Using the TargetP Prediction Tool. Bio-protocol Vol 8, Issue 17, Sep 05.
  • Weill U, Yofe I, Sass E, Stynen B, Davidi D, Natarajan J, Ben-Menachem R, Avihou Z1 Goldman O1 Harpaz N, Chuartzman S, Kniazev K, Knoblach B, Laborenz J, Boos F, Kowarzyk J, Ben-Dor S, Zalckvar E, Herrmann JM, Rachubinski RA, Pines O, Rapaport D, Michnick SW, Levy ED, Schuldiner M. (2018). Genome-wide SWAp-Tag yeast libraries for proteome exploration. Nat. Methods, 15(8), 617–622.
  • Boos F, Wollin M and Herrmann JM. (2016). Methionine on the rise: how mitochondria changed their codon usage. EMBO Journal 35(19): 2066-2067.
  • Boos F. (2014). Sieg durch Symmetrie. mathematik lehren 186(31): 14-17.