Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994
    University-entrance diploma (Abitur); grade: Sehr Gut (1.0)

  • 1994 – 1995
    Study of German and French, Freiburg University

  • 1995 – 1997
    Study of Biology and Chemistry, Freiburg University; preliminary exams passed

  • 1997 – 1998
    Internship in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. P. Pupillo, Bologna University

  • 1998 – 2000
    Study of Biology, Freiburg University; majors: plant physiology, biochemistry, cell biology

  • 1998 – 1999
    Student research assistant in the laboratories of Prof. Dr. E. Schäfer and Prof. Dr. K. Harter, Freiburg University

  • 1999 – 2000
    Diploma student in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. K. Harter, Freiburg University

  • 2000
    Master (Diplom-Biologin), Freiburg University. Grade: Sehr Gut (1.0)

  • 2000
    Research fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. G. Jürgens, Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP), Tübingen University, Germany

  • 2000 – 2004
    PhD student in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. T. Laux, Freiburg University

  • 2004
    Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Freiburg University, Germany; grade: summa cum laude

  • 2004
    Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. T. Laux, Freiburg University

  • 2004 – 2008
    Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. C. Dean, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre

  • 2009 – 2010
    Project Leader, Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, (Royal Society University Research Fellowship)

  • 2010
    Research stay at the MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm

  • since 2010
    Research Group Leader at the Institut für Biochemie und Biologie, Molekularbiologie, Potsdam University

Selected publications

  • Sonmez C, Bäurle I, Magusin A, Dreos R, Laubinger S, Weigel D, Dean C (2011). RNA 3' processing functions of Arabidopsis FCA and FPA limit intergenic transcription. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 108, 8508-8513.

  • Geraldo N, Bäurle I, Kidou SI, Hu X and Dean C (2009). FRIGIDA delays flowering in Arabidopsis via a co-transcriptional mechanism involving direct interaction with the nuclear cap binding complex. Plant Physiology, 150, 1611-1618.

  • Bäurle I and Dean C (2008). Differential interactions of the autonomous pathway RRM proteins and chromatin regulators in the silencing of Arabidopsis targets. PLoS ONE, 3, e2733-2741.

  • Liu F, Quesada V, Crevillen P, Bäurle I, Swiezewski S and Dean C (2007). The Arabidopsis RNA binding protein FCA requires a Lysine Specific Demethylase 1 homologue to effect FLC down-regulation. Molecular Cell, 28, 398-407.

  • Bäurle I*, Smith L, Baulcombe D and Dean C* (2007). Widespread role for the flowering time regulators FCA and FPA in RNA-mediated chromatin silencing. Science 318, 109-112.

    *corresponding authors

  • Bäurle I and Dean C (2006). The Timing of Developmental Transitions in Plants. Cell 125, 655-664.

  • Bäurle I and Laux T (2005). Regulation of WUSCHEL transcription in the stem cell niche of the Arabidopsis shoot meristem. Plant Cell 17, 2271-2280.

  • Bäurle I and Laux T (2003). Apical meristems: The plant’s fountain of youth. Bioessays 25, 961-970.

  • Hamann T, Benkova E, Bäurle I, Kientz M, and Jürgens G (2002). The Arabidopsis BODENLOS gene encodes an auxin response protein inhibiting MONOPTEROS-mediated embryo patterning. Genes & Development 16, 1610-1615.

  • Sweere U, Eichenberg K, Lohrmann J, Mira-Rodado V, Bäurle I, Kudla J, Nagy F, Schäfer E, and Harter K (2001). Interaction of the response regulator ARR4 with phytochrome B in modulating red light signaling. Science 294, 1108-1111.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Academic Activities

  • Review Editor of Frontiers in Plant Evolution and Development, since 2011

  • Reviewer for the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), PloS ONE

  • Chair “Epigenetics” session, Botanikertagung 2011

Media coverage

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • one daughter


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