Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2021
    Associate Professor (W3), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

  • 2017 – 2021
    Tenure Track Assistant Professor (W2), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

  • 2015 – 2017
    Emmy Noether group leader University of Munich (LMU, Germany)

  • 2012 – 2014
    Research group leader University of Munich (LMU, Germany)

  • 2010 – 2011
    PostDoc, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

  • 2005 – 2009
    PhD in Life Sciences, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

  • 2004 – 2005
    Marie Curie Fellow, University of Turin (Italy)

  • 1997 – 2003
    Studies in Biology, University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) and University of Aberdeen (UK)

Selected publications

  • Carbonnel S, Das D, Varshney K, Kolodziej M, Villaécija-Aguilar JA, Gutjahr C (2020) The karrikin signaling regulator SMAX1 controls Lotus japonicus root and root hair development by suppressing ethylene biosynthesis. PNAS 117: 21757-21765.

  • Keymer A, Pimprikar P, Wewer V, Huber C, Brands M, Bucerius SL, Delaux PM, Klingl V, von Roepenack-Lahaye E, Wang TL, Eisenreich W, Dörmann P, Parniske M, Gutjahr C (2017) Lipid transfer from plants to arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi. eLife 6. pii: e29107.

  • Pimprikar P, Carbonnel S, Paries M, Katzer K, Klingl V, Bohmer MJ, Karl L, Floss DS, Harrison MJ, Parniske M, Gutjahr C (2016) A CCaMK-CYCLOPS-DELLA complex activates transcription of RAM1 to regulate arbuscule branching. Current Biology 26: 987-998.

  • Gutjahr C, Gobbato E, Choi J, Riemann M, Johnston MG, Summers W, Carbonnnel S, Mansfield C, Yang SY, Nadal M, Acosta IF, Takano M, Jiao WB, Schneeberger K, Kelly KA, Paszkowski U (2015) Rice perception of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi requires the karrikin receptor complex. Science 350: 1521-1524.

  • Gutjahr C, Sawers RJH, Marti G, Andres-Hernandez L, Yang SY, Casieri L, Angliker H, Oakeley E, Wolfender JL, Abreu-Goodger C, Paszkowski U (2015) Transcriptome diversity among rice root-types during asymbiosis and interaction with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 112: 6754-6759.

  • Gutjahr C (2014) Phytohormone signaling in arbuscular mycorhiza development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 20: 26-34.

  • Gutjahr C, Parniske M (2013) Cell and developmental biology of arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis. Annual Reviews of Cell and Developmental Biology 29: 593-617.

Complete list of publications

Media coverage

  • Link to press coverageon


You can only see the contact information of the academics in the database if you are a registered user of AcademiaNet.
Please register here


  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

Follow us

Similar profiles

  1. Dr. Jessica Abbott

    Biological and related sciences, Evolutionary biology, Evolutionary genetics

  2. Prof. Patrizia Agostinis

    Biological and related sciences, Health, Cell Biology, Cellular signaling, Cancer biology, Cancer therapy

  3. Prof. Dr. Anna Akhmanova

    Biological and related sciences, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microscopy

  4. PhD Sonja Aits

    Biological and related sciences, cell biology, molecular biology, biomedicine



  1. Caroline Gutjahr wins SEB President’s Medal 2018 in Plant Biology

    Biology Society honours AcademiaNet member

  2. ERC Starting Grant for Caroline Gutjahr

    The AcademiaNet scientist secures a 1.5 Mio. € grant to support her research on mycorrhiza.

  3. How Plants Control Symbiotic Fungi

    Symbioses with mycorrhizal fungi provide plants with enhanced access to resources. Caroline Gutjahr's team at LMU Munich now discovered a mechanism that may allow host plants to control the extent of symbiosis formation.

Academia Net