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de Bekker

Charissa de Bekker, PhD
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow 2015-16

Current affiliation:

University of Central Florida
(Orlando, FL)

Research project: Fungal manipulation of animal behaviour

  • de Bekker C, Will I, Hughes DP, Brachmann A, Merrow M (2017)
    Daily rhythms and enrichment patterns in the transcriptome of the behavior-manipulating parasite Ophiocordyceps kimflemingiae.
    PLoS One doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187170
  • de Bekker C, Ohm RA, Evans HC, Brachmann A, Hughes DP (2017)
    Ant-infecting Ophiocordyceps genomes reveal a high diversity of potential behavioral manipulation genes and a possible major role for enterotoxins.
    Scientific Rep. 7: 12508
  • de Bekker C, Ohm RA, Loreto RG, Sebastian A, Albert I, Merrow M, Brachmann A, Hughes DP (2015)
    Gene expression during zombie ant biting behavior reflects the complexity underlying fungal parasitic behavioral manipulation.
    BMC Genomics
    16: 620

Dr. Kinga Sedzielewska
Postdoctoral Researcher 2012-16

Currently in maternity leave

Research project: Symbiotic effectors of AM fungi

  • Chen EC, Mathieu S, Hoffrichter A, Sedzielewska-Toro K, Peart M, Pelin A, Ndikumana S, Ropars J, Dreissig S, Fuchs J, Brachmann A, Corradi N (2018)
    Single nucleus sequencing reveals evidence of inter-nucleus recombination in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
    Elife 7: e39813
  • Ropars J*, Sędzielewska Toro K*, Noel J, Pelin A, Charron P, Farinelli L, Marton T, Krüger M, Fuchs J, Brachmann A, Corradi N (2016)
    Evidence for the sexual origin of heterokaryosis in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
    Nat. Microbiol. 1: 16033
  • Sędzielewska Toro K, Delaux P-M (2016)
    Mycorrhizal symbioses: today and tomorrow.
    New Phytol. 209: 917-920
  • Sędzielewska Toro K, Brachmann A (2016)
    The effector candidate repertoire of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus clarus.
    BMC Genomics 17: 101

Dr. Matthias Ellerbeck
Graduate Student 2009-12

Current affiliation:

tfk technologies GmbH
(Munich, Germany)

Research project: Ammonium transporters in AM fungi

  • Calabrese S*, Pérez-Tienda J*, Ellerbeck M*, Arnould C, Chatagnier O, Boller T, Schüßler A, Brachmann A, Wipf D, Ferrol N, Courty PE (2016)
    GintAMT3 - a low-affinity ammonium transporter of the arbuscular mycorrhizal Rhizophagus irregularis.
    Front. Plant Sci. 7: 679
  • Schüßler A, Brachmann A, Ellerbeck M (2015)
    Producing arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi material used in e.g. forestry and horticulture comprises continuously culturing root material in liquid culture medium where the material is capable of building branched secondary root system in vitro.
    WO2015028601-A1, LU92274-A
  • Ellerbeck M, Schüßler A, Brucker D, Dafinger C, Loos F, Brachmann A (2013)
    Characterization of three ammonium transporters of the glomeromycotan fungus Geosiphon pyriformis.
    Eukaryotic Cell 12: 1554-1562
  • Ellerbeck M (2013)
    Identification and characterization of glomeromycotan ammonium transporters.
    Thesis, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Master Theses

  • Chang Qu (2016) Effector proteins in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.
  • Andrea Holzer (2016) Functional analysis of trehalose biosynthesis genes in arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis.
  • Nikolaos Makrygiannis (2015) Isolation and characterization of AMF effector candidate RiNO.
  • Anne Hoffrichter (2013) Establishment of an enzyme-based method for the identification of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine.

Bachelor Theses

  • Julia Puchan (2016) Funktionelle Analyse der putativen Paarungstypgene HD1-like und HD2 aus Rhizophagus irregularis.
  • Markus Kolodziej (2013) Analyse von GpyrAMT4 (Geosiphon pyriformis Ammoniumtransporter 4).
  • Benjamin Schwarz (2013) Functional validation of an in silico predicted signal peptide from the AMF effector candidate, Rc_98735.
  • Alexandra Voian (2013) Functional validation of the in silico predicted signal peptides from the AMF effector candidates, Rc_343100 and Rc_32583.
  • Eva Proß (2012) Rolle der Ammoniumtransporter in der Regulation des pseudohyphalen Wachstums in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Giuliana Lott (2012) Ammoniumtransporter in Geosiphon pyriformis.

Diploma Theses

  • David Brucker (2009) Ammoniumtransporter und Kernfärbungen in Glomus intraradices.
  • Matthias Ellerbeck (2009) Charakterisierung der putativen Ammoniumtransporter GpAmt1p und GpAmt2p aus Geosiphon pyriformis.