Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1990
    Abitur (A-levels), Extended Grammar School Schwerin, Germany

  • 1990
    Diplom degree in biology, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

  • 1996 – 1999
    Doctorate, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 2000 – 2003
    Postdoctoral researcher, University Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2004
    Group leader, University Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2005 – 2010
    Assistant professor ETH Zürich, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Forest Genetics, SLU Uppsala, Sweden

Selected publications

  • Kradolfer D., Hennig, L., Köhler C. (2013) Increased Maternal Genome Dosage Bypasses the Requirement of the FIS Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 in Arabidopsis Seed Development. PLoS Genetics, 9:e1003163

  • Roszak, P., Köhler, C. (2011) Polycomb group proteins are required to couple seed coat initiation to fertilization. PNAS 108, 20826-20831

  • Wolff, P., Weinhofer, I., Sequin, P., Roszak, P. Beisel, C, Donoghue, M., Spillane, C., Nordborg, M, Rehmsmeier, M., Köhler, C. (2011) High-Resolution Analysis of Parent-of-Origin Allelic Expression in the Arabidopsis Endosperm. PLoS Genet 7, e1002126

  • Aichinger, E., Villar, C.B., Di Mambro, R., Sabatini, S., Köhler, C. (2011) The CHD3 Chromatin Remodeler PICKLE and Polycomb Group Proteins Antagonistically Regulate Meristem Activity in the Arabidopsis Root. Plant Cell 23, 1047-1060

  • Weinhofer, I., Hehenberger, E., Roszak, P., Hennig, L., Köhler, C. (2010) H3K27me3 profiling of the endosperm implies exclusion of Polycomb group protein targeting by DNA methylation. PLoS Genet 6, e1001152

  • Aichinger, E., Villar, C.B., Farrona, S., Reyes, J.C., Hennig, L., Köhler, C. (2009) CHD3 proteins and Polycomb group proteins antagonistically determine cell identity in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 5, e1000605

  • Erilova, E., Brownfield, L., Exner, V., Rosa, M., Twell, D., Mittelsten Scheid, O., Hennig, L., Köhler, C. (2009) Imprinting of the Polycomb Group Gene MEDEA Serves as a Ploidy Sensor in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 5, e1000663

  • Makarevich, G., Villar, C.B.R., Erilova, A., Köhler, C. (2008) Mechanism of PHERES1 imprinting in Arabidopsis. J. Cell Science 121, 906-912

  • Leroy, O., Hennig, L., Breuninger, H., Laux, T., Köhler, C. (2007) Polycomb group proteins function in the female gametophyte to determine seed development in plants. Development 134, 3639-3648

  • Makarevich, G., Leroy, O., Akinci, U., Schubert, D., Clarenz, O., Goodrich, J., Grossniklaus, U., Köhler, C. (2006) Different Polycomb group complexes regulate common target genes in Arabidopsis. EMBO Rep. 79, 947-952


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the search committee for a professor of plant ecology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, 2009

  • Member of the search committee for a professor of food biochemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, 2008

  • Steering committee Linnean Center of Plant Biology Uppsala, since 2012

  • Panel member of Swedish Science Foundation 2013

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