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Prof. Dr. Bernd Mueller-Roeber
Head of Department Plant Development, CPSBB
Professor, University of Potsdam
Bernd Mueller-Roeber is Professor in molecular biology at the Department of Molecular Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany. He is also Head of Cooperative Research Group “Plant Signalling” at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm. Since the establishment of the Center of Plant Systems Biology and Biotechnology (CPSBB), Prof. Dr. Mueller-Roeber is the Head of Department Plant Development at CPSBB.
Current research interests are plant transcription factors and gene regulatory networks, plant aging and senescence, mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance, priming in model and crop plants and plant biotechnology. Since 2013, Prof. Dr. Mueller-Roeber is also leading synthetic biology research, focusing on the development of new approaches for high-throughput multi-gene assemblies for synthetic biology applications and the development of synthetic transcription factors and gene regulatory networks in microbial organisms (S. cerevisiae) and plants. Prof. Dr. Mueller-Roeber co-heads the International Max Planck Research School ´Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth´ (IMPRS-PMPG), jointly run by the MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology and the University of Potsdam since 2007.
Publications: more than 200; Citations: more than 20,000; h-index: 77; i-index: 191
Durian, G., Sedaghatmehr, M., Matallana-Ramirez, L.P., Schilling, S., Schaepe, S., Guerra, T., Herde, M., Witte, C.-P., Mueller-Roeber, B., Schulze, W.X., Balazadeh, S. and Romeis, T. (2020) Calcium-dependent protein kinase CPK1 controls cell death by in vivo phosphorylation of senescence master regulator ORE1. Plant Cell. The Plant Cell. 32: 1610–1625.
Naseri G., Behrend J., Rieper L., Mueller-Roeber B. (2019). COMPASS for rapid combinatorial optimization of biochemical pathways based on artificial transcription factors. Nature Communications. 10: 2615.https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10224
Hochrein L., Mitchell L.A., Schulz K., Messerschmidt K., Mueller-Roeber B. (2018). L-SCRaMbLE as a tool for light-controlled Cre-mediated recombination in yeast. Nature Communications. 9: 1931. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02208-6
Omidbakhshfard MA., Fujikura U., Olas J.J., Xue G.P., Balazadeh S., Mueller-Roeber B. (2018). GROWTH-REGULATING FACTOR 9 negatively regulates arabidopsis leaf growth by controlling ORG3 and restricting cell proliferation in leaf primordia. PLoS Genetics. 14(7): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007484
Kamranfar I., Xue G.P., Tohge T., Sedaghatmehr M., Fernie A.R., Balazadeh S., Mueller-Roeber B. (2018). Transcription factor RD26 is a key regulator of metabolic reprogramming during dark-induced senescence. New Phytologist. 218(4):1543-1557. texthttps://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15127
Sedaghatmehr M., Mueller-Roeber B., Balazadeh S. (2016). The plastid metalloprotease FtsH6 and small heat shock protein HSP21 jointly regulate thermomemory in Arabidopsis. Nature Communications. 7: 12439. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038%2Fncomms12439