Short CV/Education and training

  • 2017
    Visiting Fellow at Ohio State University, USA

  • Since 2017
    Heisenberg Fellow of the DFG, University of Cologne, Biocenter

  • 2015 – 2016
    Research group leader, Department of Plant Biochemistry, AG Prof. S. Kopriva, University of Cologne, Biocenter

  • 2015
    Habilitation and venia legendi in Botany, University of Cologne.

  • 2011 – 2014
    Research group leader (DFG, GI 824/1-1), University of Cologne, Botanical Institute, Germany

  • 2008 – 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow in BMBF project, University of Cologne, Botanical Institute, Germany

  • 2002 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Position in the group of Prof. Flügge, University of Cologne, Botanical Institute, Germany

  • 2002
    Research assistant "Graduiertenkolleg", Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

  • 2001
    Visiting fellow researcher, University Würzburg, Botanik II, Department of Ecophysiology, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    Junior Research Scientist, Department of Plant Water Relations and Photosynthesis, Institute of Experimental Botany of National Academy of Sciences, Belarus.

  • 1994 – 1997
    Ph.D at the Institute of Experimental Botany, National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus

  • 1989 – 1994
    Tskhinvali State University and Belarus State University of Education

Selected publications

  • Kopriva S and Gigolashvili T. (2016) Glucosinolate synthesis in the context of plant metabolism. Chapter in Advances in Botanical Research DOI: 10.1016/bs.abr.2016.07.002

  • Chan KX, Mabbitt PD, Phua SY, Mueller JW, Nisar N, Gigolashvili T, Stroeher E, Grassl J, Arlt W, Estavillo GM, Jackson CJ, Pogson BJ. Sensing and signaling of oxidative stress in chloroplasts by inactivation of the SAL1 phosphoadenosine phosphatase (2016). PNAS 113(31): 4567-4576

  • Aarabi F, Kusajima M, Tohge T, Konishi T, Gigolashvili T, Takamune M , Sasazaki Y, Watanabe M, Nakashita H, Fernie AR, Saito K, Takahashi H, Hubberten H.-M, Hoefgen R, Maruyama-Nakashita (2016) A Sulfur-deficiency-induced repressor proteins optimize glucosinolate biosynthesis in plants. Science Advances 07 Oct 2016: Vol. 2, no. 10, e1601087DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601087

  • Frerigmann H., Pislewska-Bednarek M., Sánchez-Vallet A., Molina A., Glawischnig E., Gigolashvili T, and Bednarek P. (2016) Regulation of pathogen triggered tryptophan metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana by MYB transcription factors and indole glucosinolate conversion products. Molecular Plant. 9 (5): 682–695

  • Kottb M, Gigolashvili T, Großkinsky D. and Piechulla B. (2015). Trichoderma volatiles effecting Arabidopsis: from inhibition to protection against phytopathogenic fungi. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00995

  • Frerigmann H., • Glawischnig E.• Gigolashvili T. (2015). The role of MYB34, MYB51 and MYB122 in the regulation of camalexin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science 08/2015; 6. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2015.00654

  • Zhao Y., Wang Y., Liu Y., Miao H., Cai C., Shao Z., Guo R., Sun B., Jia C., Zhang L., Gigolashvili, T. Wang Q. (2015) Classic Myrosinase-dependent Degradation of Indole Glucosinolate Attenuate Fumonisin B1-Induced Programmed Cell Death in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal (6). DOI:10.1111/tpj.12778

  • Frerigmann H, Berger B and Gigolashvili T* (2014) bHLH05 is an interaction partner of MYB51 and a novel regulator of glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology. 166: 349-369

  • Gigolashvili T* and Kopriva S (2014) Transporters in plant sulfur metabolism. Frontiers in Plant Science Sep 9;5: 442. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00442 (Review)

  • Frerigmann H and Gigolashvili T* (2014) The three MYB transcription factors MYB34, MYB51 and MYB122 exert distinct regulation on indolic glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant. 7 (5): 814-828


Selected projects

  • DFG, GI 824 /3-1: Dynamics of regulatory protein complexes in a changing environment –using the example of plant glucosinolate biosynthesis (Heisenberg Programm)

  • DFG, GI 824/1-1 – Identification and characterisation of novel components in glucosinolate biosynthesis and regulation

  • DFG, FL 126/24-1- Adenosine 3',5'-bisphosphate (PAP)-mediated inter-compartimental metabolite signalling and intracellular transport of 3'phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphosulfate (PAPS) and PAP in Arabidopsis thaliana"

  • BMBF, GABI Future: ProTect Exploration of novel chemoprotective compounds, which are beneficial to plant and human health

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Botanical Society (DBG)

  • International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)

  • Graduate School of Biological Sciences (GSBS)

  • Cluster of excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS)

  • Review Editorial Board of Frontiers in Plant Metabolism and Chemodiversity

  • Reviewer for the scientific journals: Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Physiology, Scientific Reports-Nature, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Plant Cell & Environment

  • Reviewer of projects for EU Projects, national Science Foundation (NSF) and DFG.

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