Short CV/Education and training

  • 1968 – 1973
    Studied pharmacy, LMU Munich; Scholarship pursuant to the Bavarian law on the promotion of the gifted and talented

  • 1973
    State examinations and pharmacist's licence

  • 1973 – 1978
    Wrote a dissertation under Prof. Erwin Beck, Institute of Botany at LMU Munich and University of Bayreuth (starting in 1975)

  • 1973 – 1975
    Doctoral fellowship

  • 1975 – 1978
    Administrative duties as research assistant

  • 1978

  • 1979 – 1980
    One-year appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow under Prof. Louise E. Anderson at the University of Illinois at Chicago (NATO research fellowship), USA

  • 1978 – 1984
    Research assistant under the Chair for plant physiology at the University of Bayreuth

  • 1984
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in botany and appointed private lecturer

  • 1984 – 1987
    Senior academic councillor (temp.) under the Chair for plant physiology at the University of Bayreuth

  • 1987
    Coordinator of the University of Bayreuth pilot project: "Graduate School in Plant–Herbivore Systems" (BAT IIa)

  • 1988 – 1990
    Academic councillor with tenure under the Chair for plant physiology at the University of Bayreuth

  • Since 1990
    C4 professor of plant physiology at the University of Osnabrück, Germany

  • 1992 – 1994
    Dean for the Department of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Osnabrück

  • 1994 – 1999
    Director of the Botanical Garden at the University of Osnabrück

  • Since 1999
    Deputy director of the Botanical Garden

  • 2003 – 2004
    Dean for the Department of Biology and Chemistry at the University of Osnabrück

Selected publications

  • Scheibe, R.: Malate valves to balance cellular energy supply. In: Physiol. Plant. 120, 2004. S. 21-26.

  • Scheibe, R. et al.: Strategies to maintain redox homeostasis during photosynthesis under changing conditions. In: J. Exp. Bot. 56, 2005. S. 1481-1489.

  • Scheibe, R.: Redox-Regulation: Ein Netzwerk zur flexiblen Anpassung von Stoffwechsel und Entwicklung bei Pflanzen. In: Biologie in unserer Zeit 40, 2010. S. 92-100.

  • Scheibe, R. et al.: Reduction-oxidation network for flexible adjustment of cellular metabolism in photoautotrophic cells. In: Plant Cell Environ. 35: 2012. S. 202-216.

  • Buchanan, B.B. et al.: Fifty years in the thioredoxin field and a bountiful harvest. In: Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1820, 2012. 1822-1829.

  • Voss, I. et al.: Emerging concept for the role of photorespiration as an important part of abiotic stress response. In: Plant Biology 56, 2013. 435-447.

  • Wojtera-Kwiczor, J. et al.: Transfer of a redox-signal through the cytosol by redox-dependent microcompartmentation of glycolytic enzymes at mitochondria and actin cytoskeleton. In: Frontiers in Plant Science 3, 2013. Article 284.

  • Zachgo, S. et al.: Plant cell microcompartments: a redox-signaling perspective. In: Biol. Chem. 394, 2013. 203-216.

  • Selinski, J. et al.: Pollen tube growth: where does the energy come from? In: Plant Signaling & Behavior 9, 2014. 1-9.

  • Hildebrandt, T. et al.: Cytosolic thiol switches regulating basic cellular functions: GAPDH as an information hub? In: Biological Chemistry, 2015. 396: 523-537 DOI: 10.1515/hsz-2014-0295

  • Knüsting, J. and Scheibe, R. (2018) Small molecules govern thiol-redox switches. Trends in Plant Science,

  • Selinski, J. and Scheibe, R. (2018) Malate valves: old shuttles with new perspectives. Plant Biology,

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Fine-tuning of redox-regulated chloroplast enzymes

  • Compensation for sustained overreduction by means of redox-controlled induction of adaptation systems

  • Significance of the malate valves and malate dehydrogenases in green and in non-green tissues

  • Transient microcompartmentation of primary metabolism in plants

  • Transduction of a chloroplast redox signal to the cell nucleus

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Botanical Society (DBG) Honorary Member since 2017

  • Section "Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology" of DBG

  • German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM)

  • American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Corresponding Member since 2015

  • Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists (JSPP)

  • Verband Botanischer Gärten (German association of botanical gardens)

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Technischer Leiter von Botanischen Gärten (working group of the technical directors of botanical gardens)

  • Association of German Biologists (VdBiol)

  • Society of German Natural Researchers and Medical Doctors (GDNÄ)

  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

  • Editor of PeerJ, since 2015

  • Editor of AoB Plants, since 2008

  • Subject editor and Editor for Physiologia Plantarum, since 1998

  • National Delegate for Germany in FESPB and chairperson of the section Plant Physiology of the DBG, 1992-1995

  • Treasurer in the executive Committee of the FESPB (Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology), 1996-2004

  • Member of the "Ombudsman für die Wissenschaft", since 2017


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