Short Curriciulum of Research

Prof Christa E. Flück


University of Bern, Switzerland
Department of Pediatrics, Inselspital, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
Contact: christa.flueck(at)

Education/ Training

2004Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology

Research Experience/ Academic Appointments

2000-2004Postdoctoral fellowship in steroid research, UCSF, San Francisco (laboratory of Prof. Walter L. Miller)
2006Assistant Professor (PD), Univ of Bern
2010Associate Professor, Univ of Bern

Important Scientific Prizes/ Functions

2005Young Investigator Award of the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology
2007Theodor Kocher Prize of the University of Bern


5 main publications with relevance to DSDnet (last 5 years)

  • Flück CE, Meyer-Böni M, Pandey AV, Kempná P, Miller WL, Schoenle EJ, Biason-Lauber A. Why boys will be boys: two pathways of fetal testicular androgen biosynthesis are needed for male sexual differentiation. Am J Hum Genet. 2011 Aug 12;89(2):201-18.
  • Camats N, Pandey AV, Fernandez-Cancio M, Andaluz P, Janner M, Toran N, Moreno F, Bereket A, Akcay T, Garcia-Garcia E, Munoz MT, Gracia R, Nistal M, Castano L, Mullis PE, Carrascosa A, Audi L, Flück CE. Ten novel mutations in the NR5A1 gene cause disordered sex development in 46,XY and ovarian insufficiency in 46,XX individuals. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012; 97(7):E1294-1306.
  • Visser JA, Hokken-Koelega AC, Zandwijken GR, Limacher A, Ranke MB, Flück CE. Anti-Müllerian hormone levels in girls and adolescents with Turner syndrome are related to karyotype, pubertal development and growth hormone treatment. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jul; 28(7):1899-907.
  • Camats N, Pandey AV, Fernández-Cancio M, Fernández JM, Ortega AM, Udhane S, Andaluz P, Audí L, Flück CE. StAR splicing mutations cause the severe phenotype of lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia: insights from a novel splice mutation and review of reported cases. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Febr;80(2):191-199.
  • Bouchoucha N, Samara-Boustani D, Pandey AV, Bony-Trifunovic H, Hofer G, Aigrain Y, Polak M, Flück CE. Characterization of a novel CYP19A1 (aromatase) R192H mutation causing virilization of a 46,XX newborn, undervirilization of the 46,XY brother, but no virilization of the mother during pregnancies. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2014 Apr 4;390(1-2):8-17.