Farewell to Danelle, Dan, Nacho, and Paula

We’re saying goodbye to Nacho, Danelle, Dan and Paula – all the best for their new adventures!

Here is where the new adventures will start:

  • CRAG in Barcelona, Spain (Nacho; now Group Leader)
  • UC Riverside in California, USA (Dan; now
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EMBO fellowship awarded to Talia

Congrats to Talia for securing an EMBO Long Term Fellowship!Read the rest

Congratulations, Dr. Dominik Grimm!

Dominik successfully defended his PhD thesis today.

Dominik worked with Karsten Borgwardt (now ETH Zürich) and among other things developed easyGWAS: https://easygwas.tuebingen.mpg.de

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Plant-plant competition through HDAC inhibitors

Plants release precursors of histone deacetylase inhibitors to suppress growth of competitors

Venturelli, S., Belz, R., Kämper, A., Berger, A., von Horn, K., Wegner, A.,  Böcker, A., Zabulon, G.,  Langenecker, T.,  Kohlbacher, O., Barneche, F.,  Weigel, D.,  Lauer, U., Bitzer, Read the rest

eLife paper on assessing ancient DNA authenticity from low-coverage data

Contesting the presence of wheat in the British Isles 8,000 years ago by assessing ancient DNA authenticity from low-coverage data

Weiss, C..L., Dannemann, M., Pruefer K., Burbano, H.A.

Contamination with exogenous DNA is a constant hazard to ancient DNA studies, … Read the rest

New paper connecting GA signaling and ambient-temperature mediated flowering

Gibberellic acid signaling is required for ambient temperature-mediated induction of flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana

Galvão, V. C., Collani, S, Horrer, D., Schmid, M.

Distinct molecular mechanisms integrate changes in ambient temperature into the genetic pathways that govern flowering time in … Read the rest

In PNAS: Role of RCF as a HYL1 cofactor in miRNA biogenesis

The KH domain protein RCF3 is a tissue-biased regulator of the plant miRNA biogenesis cofactor HYL1

Karlsson, P., Christie, M.D., Seymour, D., Wang, H., Wang, X., Hagmann, J., Kulcheski, F.R. and Manavella, P.A.

The biogenesis of microRNAs (miRNAs), which regulate … Read the rest

Markus officially installed as a professor in Umeå

Formal ceremony and public lecture on the occasion of the university’s 50th birthday.

Picture of Markus with Ove Nilsson (left), also former Weigelworld postdoc and now director of the Umeå Plant Science Centre.

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Congratulations, Dr. Jörg Hagmann!

Jörg successfully defended his PhD thesis today!

Its title: ‘Characterizing short-term evolution of DNA methylation in A. thaliana using next-generation sequencing’
Congratulations, Jörg!

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