Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1993
    Biology and German studies, University of Tübingen

  • 1993 – 1994
    Biology studies, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA

  • 1994 – 1997
    Biology and German studies, University of Tübingen

  • 1998
    State examination 1 in Biology and German

  • 1998 – 2001
    PhD in Developmental Genetics, ZMBP, University of Tübingen

  • 2001 – 2002
    Postdoctoral fellow, laboratory of Prof. Dr. T. Laux, ZMBP, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2002 – 2004
    EMBO fellow, laboratory of Prof. Dr. U. Grossniklaus, University of Zürich, Switzerland

  • 2004 – 2008
    Independent research group leader, Developmental Genetics, ZMBP, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2008 – 2013
    Assistant Professor for Developmental and Cell Biology, ZMBP, University of Tübingen, Germany

  • Since 2013
    Professor for Molecular Genetics at the University of Bremen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Nakel T, Tekleyohans DG, Mao Y, Fuchert G, Vo D, Groß-Hardt R (2017). Triparental plants provide direct evidence for polyspermy induced polyploidy. Nat Comm 8:1033.

  • Maruyama D, Völz R, Takeuchi H, Mori T, Igawa T, Kurihara D, Kawashima T, Ueda M, Itoh M, Masaaki U, Nishikawa S, Groß-Hardt R, Higashiyama T (2015). Rapid elimination of the persistent synergid through a cell-fusion for polytubey block. Cell 161:907-18.

  • Völz R, Heydlauff J, Ripper D, von Lyncker L, Groß-Hardt R (2013). Ethylene signaling is required for synergid degeneration and the establishment of a pollen tube block. Dev Cell 25, 310-6.

  • Völz R, von Lyncker L, Baumann N, Dresselhaus T, Sprunck S, Groß-Hardt R (2012). LACHESIS-dependent egg-cell signalling regulates the development of female gametophytic cells. Development 139, 498-502.

  • Kägi C, Baumann N, Nielsen N, Stierhof, YD, Groß-Hardt R (2010). The gametic central cell of Arabidopsis determines the lifespan of adjacent accessory cells. PNAS 107, 22550-5

  • Moll C, von Lyncker L, Zimmermann S, Kägi C, Baumann N, Twell D, Grossniklaus U, Groß-Hardt R (2008). CLO/GFA1 and ATO are novel regulators of gametic cell fate in plants. Plant Journal 56, 913–921

  • Groß-Hardt R, Kägi C, Baumann N, Moore JM, Baskar R, Gagliano WB, Jürgens G, and Grossniklaus U (2007). LACHESIS restricts gametic cell fate in the female gametophyte of Arabidopsis. PLoS Biolgy 5(3): e47

  • Groß-Hardt R, Lenhard M, and Laux T (2002). WUSCHEL signaling functions in interregional communication during Arabidopsis ovule development. Genes & Development 16, 1129-1138


Media coverage

  • Science Program "nano" http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=&obj=72072

  • Dev Cell (2013) 25:222-4

  • Newspaper: Weser Kurier 17.5.2013

  • Science Editors' Choice (2007) 315:1195

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