Speaker /Sprecher

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weckwerth

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology,

University of Vienna, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

phone: +43-1-4277-76550

email: wolfram.weckwerth@univie.ac.at

web: https://mosys.univie.ac.at/team/wolfram-weckwerth/

Deputy Speaker / Co-Sprecher

Dipl.-Chem. Dr. Markus Teige

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology,

University of Vienna, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

phone: +43-1-4277-76530

email: markus.teige@univie.ac.at

web: https://mosys.univie.ac.at/team/markus-teige/

Deputy Speaker / Co-Sprecher

Ao. Univ.‐Prof. Dr. Andreas Bachmair

Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

University of Vienna, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Dr. Bohr Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna

RoomNr: 5110

phone: +43 1 4277 74811

email: andreas.bachmair@univie.ac.at

web: https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/research/research-groups/bachmair

Secretary / Sekretariat

Mag. Vera Dell'mour

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology,

University of Vienna, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

RoomNr: 3.060

phone: +43-1-4277-76551

email: vera.dellmour@univie.ac.at

Project leaders / PIs

Doz. Dr. Claudia Jonak

Health & Bioresources Center

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH,

UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln Austria 

phone: +43 50550 4632

email: claudia.jonak@ait.ac.at

web: www.ait.ac.at/en/research-topics/improvement-of-plant-quality-vigor/plant-stress-tolerance-mechanisms


Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Verena Ibl

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology,

University of Vienna, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

phone: +43-1-4277-76528

email: verena.ibl@univie.ac.at

web: https://mosys.univie.ac.at/team/verena-ibl/


Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marie-Theres Hauser

Department für Angewandte Genetik und Zellbiologie (DAGZ)

Universität für Bodenkultur, Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33m 1180 Wien

phone: +43 1 47654-94240

email: marie-theres.hauser@boku.ac.at

web: https://boku.ac.at/dagz/hauser


Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Wienkoop

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology,

University of Vienna, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna

T: +43-1-4277-76560
M: +43-664-60277-76560

email: stefanie.wienkoop@univie.ac.at

web: https://mosys.univie.ac.at/team/stefanie-wienkoop/


Dr. Yasin Dagdas

Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 3 1030 Vienna, Austria

email: yasin.dagdas@gmi.oeaw.ac.at

web: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/gmi/research/research-groups/yasin-dagdas


Assoz. Prof. Dr. Peter Schlögelhofer

Department of Chromosome Biology,

University of Vienna, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Dr. Bohr Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna

Room Nr: 5.623

email: peter.schloegelhofer@univie.ac.at

web: https://www.maxperutzlabs.ac.at/research/research-groups/schloegelhofer


Associated Project leaders / PIs

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nägele

Plant Evolutionary Cell Biology
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Großhaderner Str. 2-4
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

T:. 0049 (0)89 2180 74660

email: thomas.naegele@lmu.de

web: http://www.plantevocell.bio.lmu.de

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cell_biomaths

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Dr. DI Evelyn Rampler

Department of Analytical Chemistry Faculty of Chemistry

University of Vienna Währinger Str. 38,
1090 Vienna Austria

T: +43 1 4277 52381

email: evelyn.rampler@univie.ac.at

web: www.ramplerlab.com


PhD Students

Yovita Astuti Djohan, BSc MSc

SUPERVISOR: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Stefanie Wienkoop, Privatdoz.

PROJECT: Resistance traits of Pisum sativum towards Didymella pinodes infection with and without heat

DESCRIPTION: During the late stage of D.pinodes infection, defense metabolites and phytohormones (i.e. monolignol, pisatin) are produced in pea leaves. These biomolecules also influence the lifestyle of D.pinodes. Investigating these properties on two pea cultivars' growth is crucial to understand resistance to D.pinodes infection and how these are affected by heat stress.

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

University of Vienna Biology Building, Djerassiplatz 1,
1030 Vienna Austria

email: yovita.astuti.djohan@univie.ac.at

 

 

Isha Joshi, BSc MSc

SUPERVISOR: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Schlögelhofer

PROJECT: Uncovering the Interrelation of DNA damage and Pathogen Response Pathways

DESCRIPTION: DNA damage occurs as a consequence of various stresses and threatens all living organisms. An important type of DNA damage response signalling is elicited by the serine/threonine DNA damage checkpoint kinases ATM (Ataxia telangiectasia-mutated) and ATR (Ataxia telangiectasia-mutated and Rad3-related). This activation results in a slowdown or halt of cell cycle progression, and initiation of DNA damage repair. ATM and ATR kinases phosphorylate S/TQ motifs on target proteins. Based on a previously performed mass spectrometry phospho-proteome screen performed in the lab, a large number of substrates of ATM and ATR in Arabidopsis were identified. We also determined that about 99% of all measured cellular proteins (quantitative data for 9870 proteins) did not change in abundance 15 minutes after inflicting the DNA damage (via ionizing radiation). Accordingly, only very few proteins (18) showed a dramatic ATM and ATR dependent reduction of protein abundance following DNA damage. Interestingly, among these few proteins a large number is related to pathogene defense. This project aims at investigating the biological significance and the mechanistic details of the ATM- and ATR-dependent protein degradation of the pathogen-related proteins following DNA damage. We aim at finding responsible factors involved in the proteolysis pathway(s) and understanding the biological significance of protein processing/degradation under certain stress conditions.

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

Max Perutz Labs, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 9,
1030 Vienna Austria

email: isha.joshi@univie.ac.at

Bushra Ijaz, BSc MSc MPhil

SUPERVISOR: Dipl.-Chem. Dr. Markus Teige

PROJECT:

DESCRIPTION: The transcription factors of the basic leucine zipper (bZIP) family are known as a key players in plant development and stress response. For many functions, their phosphorylation by a protein kinase and subsequent binding of a 14-3-3 protein is required. Based on previous work in Arabidopsis, will clone functional orthologs involved in regulation of flowering and tuberisation in potato and test those for their function in situ and in planta for their impact on yield and stress resilience.

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

University of Vienna Biology Building, Djerassiplatz 1,
1030 Vienna Austria

email: bushra.ijaz@univie.ac.at

Fariha Naz Apon, BSc MSc

SUPERVISORS: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Schlögelhofer; Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Marie-Theres Hauser

PROJECT: Functions of cell wall integrity sensors in plant stress responses

DESCRIPTION:  

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,

Department of Applied Genetics und Cell Biology

Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, 

Muthgasse 18, 1190 Vienna, Austria

email: fariha.naz.apon@univie.ac.at

Sadia Sabrina Alam, BSc, MSc

SUPERVISOR: Ao. Univ.‐Prof. Dr. Andreas Bachmair

PROJECT: The role of post-translational modifications in plant resilience

DESCRIPTION: Enzymatic modification of proteins at their amino acid side chains after their biosynthesis can help plants to survive in a changing environment. In particular, environmental changes influence the already existing proteins to trigger signal transduction cascade. This initiates the synthesis of new proteins, and changes in abundance of many existing proteins.  Our focus is the modification of proteins by covalent linkage to the small ubiquitin-related modifier proteins (SUMO). This modification can be functional intertwined with phosphorylation, the addition of phosphate groups to protein substrate. It is known that the occurrence of both modifications increases in case of environmental challenges such as extreme temperature or drought. We analyze components and potential substrates of these modification pathways.

Department of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology

Max Perutz Labs, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 9
1030 Vienna

email: sadia.sabrina.alam@univie.ac.at