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Markus Schmid

I work on the flowering process in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. I want to understand which environmental factors are influencing the plant's decision to flower and how this is regulated. 



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Professor at Department of Plant Physiology Units: Umeå Plant Science Centre - UmU
KB. G4 (Fys.Bot), Artedigränd 7, Fysiologisk botanik, UPSC, KB. G4 (4.05.18) Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

The induction of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of plants. When timed correctly, it helps to ensure reproductive success, and therefore has adaptive value. Because of its importance, flowering is under the control of a complex genetic circuitry that integrates environmental and endogenous signals.

Genetic analyses initially suggested the existence of distinct, genetically defined pathways that regulate flowering in response to a specific input. Over the last years, however, it has become apparent that many important flowering time genes are not regulated by single inputs, but rather integrate multiple, often contradictory signals to control the induction of flowering. This provides plants with a certain developmental plasticity in their timing of the floral transition.

Work in my research group has so far mostly aimed to understand the precise mechanisms that govern flowering time. To this end we employ a combination of molecular biology, genetic, and high-throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq) techniques to unravel the transcription factor network that integrates diverse environmental signals in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. More recently we have adopted the INTACT, which allows the isolation of nuclei from defined tissues and cell types, to increase the temporal and spatial resolution of our analyses.

A second focus of the group is directed at understanding how trehalose-6-phosphate (and sugar signals in general) are integrated into the canonical network that regulates flowering.

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New Phytologist
Zacharaki, Vasiliki; Ponnu, Jathish; Crepin, Nathalie; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 118, (37)
Muralidhara, Prathibha; Weiste, Christoph; Collani, Silvio; et al.
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, MDPI 2021, Vol. 22, (6) : 1-13
Yang, Xiaoqian; Zhang, Lichun; Yang, Yuzhang; et al.
New Phytologist, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 226, (6) : 1753-1765
Brunoni, Federica; Collani, Silvio; Casanova-Saez, Ruben; et al.
Plant Physiology, American Society of Plant Biologists 2020, Vol. 182, (4) : 2081-2095
Goretti, Daniela; Silvestre, Marina; Collani, Silvio; et al.
Physiologia Plantarum, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 170, (4) : 474-487
Lee, Joanne E.; Goretti, Daniela; Neumann, Manuela; et al.
The Plant Journal, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 104, (3) : 768-780
Ponnu, Jathish; Schlereth, Armin; Zacharaki, Vasiliki; et al.
Plant Methods, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 15, (1)
Brunoni, Federica; Collani, Silvio; Simura, Jan; et al.
Plant Physiology, American Society of Plant Biologists 2019, Vol. 180, (1) : 367-380
Collani, Silvio; Neumann, Manuela; Yant, Levi; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 2019, Vol. 14, (9)
Lee, Joanne E.; Neumann, Manuela; Duro, Daniel Iglesias; et al.
The Plant Cell, Rockville: American Society of Plant Biologists 2019, Vol. 31, (2) : 325-345
You, Yuan; Sawikowska, Aneta; Lee, Joanne E.; et al.
Nature plants, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 4, (8) : 534-539
Capovilla, Giovanna; Delhomme, Nicolas; Collani, Silvio; et al.
PLoS Genetics, PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE 2018, Vol. 14, (1)
Prát, Tomáš; Hajný, Jakub; Grunewald, Wim; et al.
The Plant Journal, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 95, (3) : 458-473
Shanks, Carly M.; Hecker, Andreas; Cheng, Chia-Yi; et al.
eLIFE, Elife Sciences Publications ltd 2018, Vol. 7
Speth, Corinna; Szabo, Emese Xochitl; Martinho, Claudia; et al.
Current opinion in plant biology, CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD 2017, Vol. 35 : IV-VI
Ahn, Ji Hoon; Schmid, Markus
Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press 2017, Vol. 68, (18) : 5117-5127
Capovilla, Giovanna; Symeonidi, Efthymia; Wu, Rui; et al.
Nature Plants, Nature Publishing Group 2017, Vol. 3, (5)
Conn, Vanessa M.; Hugouvieux, Veronique; Nayak, Aditya; et al.
Epigenomes, MDPI 2017, Vol. 1, (2)
Engelhorn, Julia; Blanvillain, Robert; Kroner, Christian; et al.
Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group 2017, Vol. 8
You, Yuan; Sawikowska, Aneta; Neumann, Manuela; et al.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences 2016, Vol. 5
Pfeiffer, Anne; Janocha, Denis; Dong, Yihan; et al.
Nature Communications, Vol. 7
Sayou, Camille; Nanao, Max H.; Jamin, Marc; et al.
Current opinion in plant biology, Vol. 27 : 97-103
Capovilla, Giovanna; Pajoro, Alice; Immink, Richard GH; et al.
Journal of Experimental Botany, Oxford University Press 2015, Vol. 66, (1) : 59-69
Capovilla, Giovanna; Schmid, Markus; Posé, David
The Plant Journal, Vol. 84, (5) : 949-962
Galvao, Vinicius Costa; Collani, Silvio; Horrer, Daniel; et al.
PLOS Genetics, Vol. 11, (10)
Lutz, Ulrich; Posé, David; Pfeifer, Matthias; et al.
Genomics Data, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 4 : 96-98
Slane, Daniel; Kong, Jixiang; Schmid, Markus; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public library science 2015, Vol. 10, (2)
Valentim, Felipe Leal; van Mourik, Simon; Pose, David; et al.
Molecular Genetics of Floral Transition and Flower Development
Galvao, Vinicius Costa; Schmid, Markus
Development, Vol. 141, (24) : 4831-4840
Slane, Daniel; Kong, Jixiang; Berendzen, Kenneth W.; et al.
Plant Physiology, Vol. 164, (1) : 384-399
Zhurov, Vladimir; Navarro, Marie; Bruinsma, Kristie A.; et al.
Science, Vol. 342, (6158) : 628-632
Lee, Jeong Hwan; Ryu, Hak-Seung; Chung, Kyung Sook; et al.
Nature, Vol. 503, (7476) : 414-+
Pose, David; Verhage, Leonie; Ott, Felix; et al.
Science, Vol. 339, (6120) : 704-707
Wahl, Vanessa; Ponnu, Jathish; Schlereth, Armin; et al.
The Plant Journal, Vol. 72, (1) : 31-42
Brandt, Ronny; Salla-Martret, Merce; Bou-Torrent, Jordi; et al.
Development, Vol. 139, (11) : 1978-1986
Dinh, Thanh Theresa; Girke, Thomas; Liu, Xigang; et al.
Development, Vol. 139, (21) : 4072-4082
Galvao, Vinicius C.; Horrer, Daniel; Kuettner, Frank; et al.
The Plant Journal, Vol. 71, (3) : 517-526
Galvao, Vinicius C.; Nordstroem, Karl J. V.; Lanz, Christa; et al.
Plant Physiology, Vol. 160, (1) : 433-449
Immink, Richard G. H.; Pose, David; Ferrario, Silvia; et al.
Current opinion in plant biology, Vol. 15, (1) : 45-50
Pose, David; Yant, Levi; Schmid, Markus
The Plant Cell, Vol. 24, (8) : 3320-3332
Yu, Sha; Galvao, Vinicius C.; Zhang, Yan-Chun; et al.
Development, Vol. 138, (19) : 4117-4129
Huijser, Peter; Schmid, Markus
The Plant Cell, Vol. 23, (4) : 1293-1306
Moyroud, Edwige; Minguet, Eugenio Gomez; Ott, Felix; et al.
Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol. 2
Ponnu, Jathish; Wahl, Vanessa; Schmid, Markus
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS), Vol. 68, (12) : 2013-2037
Srikanth, Anusha; Schmid, Markus
The Plant Journal, Vol. 62, (5) : 807-816
Koo, Sung C.; Bracko, Oliver; Park, Mi S.; et al.
Nature, Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 2010, Vol. 464, (7290) : 913-916
Schlereth, Alexandra; Moller, Barbara; Liu, Weilin; et al.
BMC Plant Biology, Vol. 10
Wahl, Vanessa; Brand, Luise H.; Guo, Ya-Long; et al.
The Plant Cell, Vol. 22, (7) : 2156-2170
Yant, Levi; Mathieu, Johannes; Dinh, Thanh Theresa; et al.
PLoS biology, Vol. 7, (7)
Mathieu, Johannes; Yant, Levi J.; Muerdter, Felix; et al.