Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied biology (University of Bayreuth, University of Regensburg, University of Tübingen, Germany; Stanford University, CA, USA)

  • 1998 – 2001
    Doctorate at the University of Tübingen

  • 2001 – 2002
    Postdoc at the University of Tübingen

  • 2002 – 2005
    Postdoc at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

  • Since 2005
    Emmy Noether group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam

Selected publications

  • Durek, P. et al.: PhosPhAt: The Arabidopsis thaliana phosphorylation site database. An update. In: Nucleic Acids Research 38, 2010. pp. 828-834.

  • Schulze, W.X., Usadel, B.: Quantitation in Mass-Spectrometry-Based Proteomics. In: Annual Review of Plant Biology 61, 2010. pp. 491-516.

  • Piques, M.C. et al.: Ribosome and transcript copy numbers, polysome occupancy and enzyme dynamics in Arabidopsis. In: Molecular Systems Biology 5(314), 2009. E1-E17.

  • Kierszniowska, S., Seiwert, B., Schulze, W.X.: Definition of Arabidopsis sterol-rich membrane microdomains by differential treatment with methyl-ß-cyclodextrin and quantitative proteomics. In: Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 8(4), 2009. pp. 612-623.

  • Niittylä, T. et al.: Temporal analysis of sucrose-induced phosphorylation changes in plasma membrane proteins of Arabidopsis. In: Molecular and Cellular Proteomics 6(10), 2007. pp. 1711-1726.

Selected projects

  • My research is on the regulation of nutrient up-take in plants. A particular focus is on the activation and inactivation of membrane proteins by means of phosphorylation. We use quantitative methods in protein mass spectrometry for our analysis.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Regular member of the selection committee of the German National Academic Foundation

  • Regular member of the external reviewers of the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Additional qualifications

  • A position in the Emmy Noether Programme is equivalent to an assistant professor position.

  • Very good computer skills, basic knowledge of databank management

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Biking, mountaineering, photography, web design

Soft Skills

  • Applied knowledge from weekend courses on personnel management, project management, finance management


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