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Christiane Funk

My research focuses on “Plant proteases” as well as the possibility to use “Nordic microalgae for wastewater reclamation and biomass generation”.

 

Works at

Affiliation
Location
KB.A3, Linnaeus väg 10, (rum: A3.41.01) Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Starting out from research on photosynthesis the focus of my work currently is on two different subjects:

- The function of plant proteases

- The potential of Nordic microalgae for wastewater reclamation and biomass generation

 

Plant proteases

Proteases are proteins that break down other proteins. They are involved in many different biological functions, e.g. the digestion of our food, cleaning the cell from malfunctioning proteins or cell signaling. Even though hundreds of proteases are encoded in the genomes of various plants, their biological roles are mostly unknown. Using molecular biological and biochemical methods, we try to find identify the function of some of them. Our model organisms range from cyanobacteria over algae to higher plants.

 

Wastewater reclamation and biomass generation by Nordic microalgae

Photosynthesis is a process where sunlight is highly efficiently converted into chemical energy and carbon dioxid from the air is diminished! We let microalgae perform photosynthesis and at the same time clean wastewater. The algal biomass then can be used for biofuel, biogas, biofertilizer or even bioplastic. Our challenge is the sub-arctic climate we have in Northern Sweden with low temperatures and short day lengths. Therefore we investigate the potential of local, natural algal strains. We test their performance in cleaning wastewater, analyze their biomass and investigate, how to prolong their growth phase.

Learn more at

http://solarfuels.eu/ or http://www.nordaqua.fi/

 

2019
Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 70, (19) : 5423-5436
Huber, Catharina V.; Jakobs, Barbara D.; Mishra, Laxmi S.; et al.
2019
Journal of Applied Phycology, Springer 2019, Vol. 31, (4) : 2299-2310
Ferro, Lorenza; Colombo, Michela; Posadas, Esther; et al.
2019
Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 70, (7) : 2039-2047
Klemenčič, Marina; Funk, Christiane
2019
The Plant Journal, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 99, (3) : 465-477
Gomez, Facundo M.; Carrion, Cristian A.; Costa, Maria L.; et al.
2019
The Plant Journal, WILEY 2019, Vol. 99, (3) : 465-477
Gomez, Facundo M.; Carrion, Cristian A.; Costa, Maria L.; et al.
2019
Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 7
Chen, Que; Arents, Jos; Schuurmans, J. Merijn; et al.
2019
Trends in Plant Science, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 24, (3) : 237-249
Karan, Hakan; Funk, Christiane; Grabert, Martin; et al.
2019
Catalysts, MDPI 2019, Vol. 9, (2)
Lage, Sandra; Kudahettige, Nirupa P.; Ferro, Lorenza; et al.
2019
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 170 : 644-656
Gojkovic, Zivan; Lindberg, Richard; Tysklind, Mats; et al.
2019
Biotechnological Applications of Extremophilic Microorganisms: Life in Extreme Environments
Ferro, Lorenza; Miranda, Fernanda; Gentili, Francesco; et al.
2019
Frontiers in Plant Science, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 10
Klemenčič, Marina; Asplund-Samuelsson, Johannes; Dolinar, Marko; et al.
2019
Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 70, (7) : 2173-2184
Mishra, Laxmi S.; Mielke, Kati; Wagner, Raik; et al.
2019
Molecules, MDPI 2019, Vol. 24, (18)
Ferro, Lorenza; Gojkovic, Zivan; Gorzsás, András; et al.
2019
Bioresource Technology, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 289
Martínez, Juan Manuel; Gojkovic, Zivan; Ferro, Lorenza; et al.
2018
Energies, MDPI 2018, Vol. 11, (3)
Lage, Sandra; Gojkovic, Zivan; Funk, Christiane; et al.
2018
Algal Research, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 32 : 44-53
Ferro, Lorenza; Gentili, Francesco G.; Funk, Christiane
2018
Photosynthesis Research, Springer 2018, Vol. 135, (1–3) : 149-163
Kieselbach, Thomas; Cheregi, Otilia; Green, Beverley R.; et al.
2018
Plant Physiology, American Society of Plant Biologists 2018, Vol. 176, (3) : 2277-2291
Myouga, Fumiyoshi; Takahashi, Kaori; Tanaka, Ryoichi; et al.
2018
Protoplasma, Springer Publishing Company 2018, Vol. 255, (1) : 387-397
Klemenčič, Marina; Funk, Christiane
2018
Algal Research, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 35 : 160-167
Ferro, Lorenza; Gorzsás, András; Gentili, Francesco G.; et al.
2018
Photosynthesis Research, Springer 2018, Vol. 135, (1–3) : 103-114
Tibiletti, Tania; Rehman, Ateeq Ur; Vass, Imre; et al.
2018
New Phytologist, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 218, (3 Special issue) : 1179-1191
Klemenčič, Marina; Funk, Christiane
2017
Journal of Structural Biology, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 198, (3) : 147-153
Hall, Michael; Wagner, Raik; Tam, Lam Xuan; et al.
2017
Journal of Structural Biology, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 198, (3) : 147-153
Hall, Michael; Wagner, Raik; Lam, Xuan Tam; et al.
2016
Bio-protocol, Vol. 6, (24)
Cheregi, Otilia; Funk, Christiane
2016
Chloroplasts: current research and future trends, Caister Academic Press 2016 : 25-57
Tibletti, Tania; Hernández-Prieto, Miguel A.; Semeniuk, Trudi A.; et al.
2016
Plant, Cell and Environment, John Wiley & Sons 2016, Vol. 39, (11) : 2530-2544
Wagner, Raik; Von Sydow, Lotta; Aigner, Harald; et al.
2016
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 1857, (4) : 396-407
Tibiletti, Tania; Hernández-Prieto, Miguel A.; Matthijs, Hans C.P.; et al.
2016
Frontiers in Plant Science, Frontiers Media S.A 2016, Vol. 7
Cheregi, Otilia; Wagner, Raik; Funk, Christiane
2016
Plant Physiology, American Society of Plant Biologists 2016, Vol. 17, (4) : 2516-2535
Smakowska, Elwira; Skibior-Blaszczyk, Renata; Czarna, Malgorzata; et al.
2016
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, Vol. 1857, (9) : 1524-1533
von Sydow, Lotta; Schwenkert, Serena; Meurer, Jörg; et al.
2015
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B: Biology, Elsevier 2015 : 383-394
Cheregi, Otilia; Miranda, Hélder; Gröbner, Gerhard; et al.
2015
Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press 2015, Vol. 66, (20) : 6461-6470
Cheregi, Otilia; Kotabová, Eva; Prášil, Ondřej; et al.
2015
Biochemical Journal, Portland Press 2015, Vol. 468, (3) : 373-384
Tam, Lam Xuan; Aigner, Raik; Timmerman, E; et al.
2015
Molecules, Vol. 20, (8) : 14621-14637
Cheregi, Otilia; Funk, Christiane
2014
Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Journal 2014, Vol. 457, (2) : 335-346
Marino, Giada; Huesgen, Pitter F; Eckhard, Ulrich; et al.
2014
New Phytologist, Vol. 204, (3) : 545-555
Angelcheva, Liudmila; Mishra, Yogesh; Antti, Henrik; et al.
2014
PLoS ONE, Vol. 9, (11)
Mähler, Niklas; Cheregi, Otilia; Funk, Christiane; et al.
2013
Journal of Proteomics, Elsevier 2013, Vol. 78 : 294-311
Miranda, Helder; Charegi, Otilia; Netotea, Sergiu; et al.
2013
PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, (2)
Storm, Patrik; Tibiletti, Tania; Hall, Michael; et al.
2012
BMC Plant Biology, BioMed Central 2012, Vol. 12 : 6-
Mishra, Yogesh; Johansson Jankanpää, Hanna; Kiss, Anett Z; et al.
2012
PLoS ONE, San Francisco: Public Library of Science 2012, Vol. 7, (9) : e45713-
Roberts, Irma N; Lam, Xuan Tam; Miranda, Helder; et al.
2012
Physiologia Plantarum: An International Journal for Plant Biology, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2012, Vol. 145, (1) : 203-214
Wagner, Raik; Aigner, Harald; Funk, Christiane
2012
Physiologia Plantarum: An International Journal for Plant Biology, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 2012, Vol. 145, (1) : 196-202
Marino, Giada; Funk, Christiane
2012
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 1817, (1) : 13-25
Shi, Lan-Xin; Hall, Michael; Funk, Christiane; et al.
2012
Physiologia Plantarum: An International Journal for Plant Biology, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell 2012, Vol. 145, (1) : 130-139
Roberts, Irma N; Caputo, Carla; Criado, M Victoria; et al.
2012
Functinal genomics and evolution of photosynthetic systems, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands 2012 : 265-284
Engelken, Johannes; Funk, Christiane; Adamska, Iwona
2012
Journal of Biotechnology, Elsevier 2012, Vol. 162, (1) : 124-133
Cheregi, Otilia; Vermaas, Wim; Funk, Christiane
2011
Journal of Structural Biology, Elsevier 2011, Vol. 176, (1) : 24-31
Lundberg, Erik; Storm, Patrik; Schröder, Wolfgang P; et al.

Research projects

17 March 2011 until 31 December 2011