Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981 – 1987
    Studied biology at Giessen University, Germany; major subjects: genetics and botany; minor subjects: plant physiology and biochemistry

  • 1988 – 1991
    Doctoral studies at the Institute for Plant Physiology

  • 1990 – 1991
    Research associate, Institute for Plant Physiology, Giessen University

  • 1991 – 1992
    Research associate, Institute for Plant Physiology, Giessen University

  • 1992 – 1998
    Research assistant, Institute for Plant Physiology, Giessen University

  • 1998 – 2002
    Senior assistant, Institute of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Giessen University

  • 2002 – 2004
    Research Associate, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, SC, USA

  • Since 2004
    Professor, Chair in plant genetics, University of Rostock, Germany

  • 2008
    Research semester (summer semester 2008), Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, SC, USA

  • 2008 – 2010
    Business manager of the Institute for Biosciences, University of Rostock

Selected publications

  • Horn, R., Hamrit, S.: Gene cloning and characterization. In: Hu J., Seiler G., Kole C. (eds), Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sunflower, 2010. pp. 173-219.

  • Zhebentyayeva, T.N. et al.: A framework physical map for peach, a model Rosaceae species. In: Tree Genetics & Genome 4, 2008. pp. 745-756.

  • Badani, A.G. et al.: Co-localisation of a partially dominant gene for yellow seed colour with a major QTL influencing acid detergent fibre (ADF) content in different crosses of oilseed rape (Brassica napus). In: Genome 49, 2006. pp. 1499-1509.

  • Horn, R. et al.: Candidate gene database and transcript map for peach, a model species for fruit trees. In: Theor. Appl. Genet. 110, 2005. pp. 1419-1428.

  • Weber, S. et al.: Improved Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.): assessment of macerating enzymes and sonication. In: Plant Cell Rep. 21, 2004. pp. 475-482.

  • Horn, R. et al.: Molecular mapping of the Rf1 gene restoring pollen fertility in PET1-based F1 hybrids in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.). In: Theor. Appl. Genet. 106, 2003. pp. 599-606.

  • Horn, R., Friedt, W.: CMS sources in sunflower: different origin but same mechanism? In: Theor. Appl. Genet. 98, 1999. pp. 195-201.

  • Horn, R. et al.: The CMS-associated 16 kDa protein encoded by orfH522 is also present in other male sterile cytoplasms of sunflower. In: Plant Mol. Biol. 30, 1996. pp. 523-538.

  • Horn, R., Köhler, R.H., Zetsche, K.: A mitochondrial 16 kDa protein is associated with cytoplasmic male sterility in sunflower. In: Plant Mol. Biol. 7, 1991. pp. 29-36.

  • Köhler, R.H. et al.: Cytoplasmic male sterility in sunflower is correlated with the co-transcription of a new open reading frame with the atpA gene. In: Mol. Gen. Genet. 227, 1991. pp. 369-376.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Ad hoc reform commission for agricultural sciences at the University of Rostock, Germany, since 2010

  • Senator of the Konferenz Biologischer Fachbereiche (KBF – Conference of Biological Disciplines), since 2009

  • Member of the German Botanical Society, since 2009

  • Member of the senate and grants committee of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the Research Training Groups, since 2007

  • Member of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, since 2004

  • Member of the International Society of Plant Molecular Biology, 1992 – 2005

  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Pflanzenzüchtung (Plant Breeding Society), since 1992

Additional qualifications

  • Funding of previous work by the German Research Foundation (DFG):

    HO 1593/2-1, HO 1593/2-2, HO 1593/2-3, HO 1593/3-1, HO 1593/5-1, HO 1593/5-2, HO 1593/6-1, HO 1593/6-2


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