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  1. Timaeus, L., Geid, L., Sancer, G., Wernet, M.F., Hummel, T. (2020). Parallel Visual Pathways with Topographic versus Nontopographic Organization Connect the Drosophila Eyes to the Central Brain. iScience  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2020.101590
  2. Mathejczyk, T.F., Wernet, M.F. (2020). Modular assays for the quantitative study of visually guided navigation in both flying and walking flies. J Neurosci Methods (in press). doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108747
  3. Kind, E., Belušič, G., Wernet, M.F. (2020). Mosaics Across Fly Species: Variations on a Theme. In: Senses, a comprehensive reference, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Inc., Bernd Fritzsch (Editor). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.23904-7.
  4. Kiral, F.R., Linneweber, G.A., Mathejczyk, T., Georgiev, S.V., Wernet, M.F., Hassan, B.A., von Kleist, M., Hiesinger, P.R. (2020). Autophagy-dependent filopodial kinetics restrict synaptic partner choice during Drosophila brain wiring. Nat Commun 11(1):1325. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-14781-4.
  5. Linneweber, G.A., Andriatsilavo, M., Dutta, S., Hellbruegge, L., Liu, G., Ejsmont, R,K., Fenk, L.M., Straw, A.D., Wernet, M., Hiesinger, P.R., Hassan, B.A. (2020). A neurodevelopmental origin of behavioral individuality. Science 367(6482):1112-1119. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw7182.
  6. Uhlhorn J, Wernet MF. (2020). Colour Vision: Self-Centered Fly Photoreceptors Communicate over Distances. Curr Biol 30(2):R78-R81. Dispatch. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.050.
  7. Sancer, G., Kind, E.,Uhlhorn, J., Volkmann, J., Hammacher, J. Phan, T., Plazaola-Sasieta, H., Wernet, M.F. (2019): Cellular and synaptic adaptations of neural circuits processing skylight polarization in the fly, Journal of Comparative Physiology A https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-019-01389-3
  8. Mathejczyk, T.F., Wernet, M.F. Heading choices of flying Drosophila under changing angles of polarized light. Sci Rep 9, 16773 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-53330-y
  9. Sancer, G., Kind, E., Plazaola-Sasieta, H., Balke, J., Pham, T., Hasan, A., Münch, L. O., Courgeon, M., Mathejczyk, T. F., and Wernet, M. F. (2019): Modality-Specific Circuits for Skylight Orientation in the Fly Visual System, Current Biology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.020
  10. Heinloth, T., Uhlhorn, J., & Wernet, M. F. (2018). Insect Responses to Linearly Polarized Reflections: Orphan Behaviors Without Neural Circuits. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12(March), 50.
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  12. Mathejczyk, M., Wernet, M.F. (2017). Sensing polarized light in insects. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Oxford Academy Press (in press).
  13. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2015). Brain wiring in the fourth dimension. Preview. Cell. 162(1):20-2.
  14. Wernet, M.F., Perry, M.W., Desplan, C. (2015).The vast evolutionary diversity of insect retinal mosaics: common design principles and emerging molecular logic. Trends in Genetics. 31(6):316-328.
  15. Wernet, M.F., Huberman, A.D., Desplan, C. (2014). So many pieces, one puzzle: From cell type specification to circuit assembly in the visual system.Genes & Development. 28(23):2565-84. Review.
  16. Wernet, M.F., Klovstad, M., Clandinin, T.R. (2014). A quantitative, multi-color Drosophila toolkit reveals stochastic exclusion between transgenic Sindbis genomes in vivo. PLoS One. 9(11):e112092.
  17. Velez, M.M., Gohl, D., Clandinin, T.R., Wernet, M.F. (2014). Differences in neural circuitry guiding behavioral responses to polarized light presented to either the dorsal or ventral retina in Drosophila. J Neurogenetics10:1-30.
  18. Velez, M.M., Wernet, M.F., Clark, D.A., Clandinin, T.R. (2014). Walking Drosophila align with the e-vector of linearly polarized light through directed modulation of angular acceleration. J Comp Physiol A. 200(6):603-14.
  19. Wernet, M.F., Meier, K.M., Baumann-Klausener, F., Dorfman, R., Weihe, U., Labhart, T., Desplan, C. (2014). Genetic dissection of photoreceptor subtype specification by the Drosophila zinc finger proteins Elbow and No ocelli. PLoS Genetics 10(3):e1004210.
  20. Wernet, M.F., Klovstad, M., Clandinin, T.R. (2014). Generation of infectious virus particles from inducible transgenic genomes. Current Biology 24(3):R107-8.
  21. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2014). Homothorax and Extradenticle alter the transcription factor network in Drosophila ommatidia at the dorsal rim of the retina. Development 141(4):918-28.
  22. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2013). Sensory cell fates: four defaults for the price of one. Current Biology 23(24):R1089-91. Preview.
  23. Wernet, M.F., Velez, M.M., Clark, D.A., Baumann-Klausener, F., Brown, J.R., Labhart, T., Clandinin, T.R. (2012). Genetic dissection reveals two separate retinal substrates for polarization vision in Drosophila. Current Biology 22:1-9.
  24. Mazzoni, E.O., Celik, A., Wernet, M.F., Vasiliauskas, D., Johnston, R.J., Cook, T.A., Pichaud, F., Desplan, C. (2008). Iroquois complex genes induce co-expression of rhodopsins in Drosophila,PLoS Biology 6(4):e97.
  25. Wernet, M.F., Celik, A., Mikeladze-Dvali, T., Desplan, C. (2007). Generation of uniform fly retinas. Current Biology 17(23):R1002-3.
  26. Wernet, M.F.*, Mazzoni, E.O.*, Celik, A.*, Duncan, D.A., Duncan, I., Desplan, C. (2006). Stochastic expression of the Drosophila Dioxin receptor Spineless creates the retinal mosaic required for color vision. Nature 440(7081):174-80.
  27. Mikeladze-Dvali, T.*, Wernet, M.F.*, Pistillo, D., Teleman, A., Chen, Y.W., Mazzoni, E.O., Desplan, C. (2005). The growth regulators Dlats and Melted interact in a bistable loop to specify opposite fates in R8 photoreceptors. Cell 122(5):775-87.
  28. Wernet, M.F., Desplan, C. (2004). Building a retinal mosaic: cell-fate decisions in the fly eye. Trends in Cell Biology 14(10):576-84. Review.
  29. Weihe, U., Dorfman, R., Wernet, M.F., Cohen, S.M., Milan, M. (2004). Proximodistal subdivision of Drosophila legs and wings: the elbow-no ocelli complex. Development 131(4):767-74.
  30. Wernet, M.F., Labhart, T., Baumann, F., Mazzoni, E.O., Pichaud, F., and Desplan, C. (2003) Homothorax switches function of Drosophila photoreceptors from color to polarized light sensors. Cell 115(3):267-79.
  31. Tahayato, A., Sonneville, R., Pichaud, F., Wernet, M.F., Papatsenko, D., Beaufils, P., Cook, T., and Desplan, C. (2003) Otd/Crx, a dual regulator for the specification of ommatidial subtypes in the Drosophila retina. Developmental Cell 5(3):391-402.
  32. Kiefer, C., Sumser, E., Wernet, M.F., Von Lintig, J (2002). A class B scavenger receptor mediates the cellular uptake of carotenoids in Drosophila. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99(16):10581-6.
  33. Dorfman, R., Glazer, L., Weihe, U., Wernet, M.F., Shilo, B.Z. (2002). Elbow and Noc define a family of zinc finge proteins controlling morphogenesis of specific tracheal branches. Development 129(15):3585-96.
  34. Von Lintig, J., Dreher, A., Kiefer, C., Wernet, M.F., Vogt, K. (2001). Analysis of the blind Drosophila mutant ninaB identifies the gene encoding the key enzyme for Vitamin A formation in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98(3):1130-5.
  35. Mollereau, B., Wernet, M.F., Beaufils, P., Killian, D., Pichaud, F., Kuhnlein, R., Desplan, C. (2000). A green fluorescent protein enhancer trap screen in Drosophila photoreceptor cells. Mech. Dev. 93(1-2):151-60.