Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    W2 Professor, Plant Physiology, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany

  • 2014 – 2015
    Independent Group Leader and Mass Spectrometry Service Group Leader, Plant Proteomics, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

  • 2010 – 2013
    Emmy Noether Research Group Leader (DFG), Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany

  • 2007 – 2011
    Junior Research Fellow in Plant Sciences, Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK

  • 2006 – 2009
    Feodor Lynen Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) Department of Plant Sciences with Dr. Lee J. Sweetlove and Prof. Dr. C.J. Leaver, University of Oxford, UK

  • 2005
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants, University of Bielefeld

  • 2005
    Dr. rer. nat., University of Bielefeld, 2005 (summa cum laude), Department of Prof Dr Karl-Josef Dietz

  • 2001
    Study of Biology at the University of Bielefeld, Diploma

Selected publications

  • Finkemeier I, Kluge C, Metwally A, Georgi M, Grotjohann N, Dietz KJ (2003) Alterations in Cd-induced gene expression under nitrogen deficiency in Hordeum vulgare. Plant, Cell and Environment, 26, 821-833.

  • Finkemeier I, Goodman M, Lamkemeyer P, Kandlbinder A, Sweetlove LJ, Dietz KJ (2005) The mitochondrial type II peroxiredoxin F is essential for redox homeostasis and root growth of Arabidopsis thaliana under stress. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280(13),12168-80.

  • Dietz KJ, Jacob S, Oelze ML, Laxa M, Tognetti V, de Miranda SM, Baier M, Finkemeier I (2006) The function of peroxiredoxins in plant organelle redox metabolism. Journal of Experimental Botany 57(8), 1697-1709.

  • Morgan MJ, Lehmann M, Schwarzländer M, Baxter CJ, Sienkiewicz-Porzucek A, Williams TC, Schauer N, Fernie AR, Fricker MD, Ratcliffe RG, Sweetlove LJ, Finkemeier I (2008) Decrease in manganese superoxide dismutase leads to reduced root growth and affects tricarboxylic Acid cycle flux and mitochondrial redox homeostasis. Plant Physiology 147(1):101-114.

  • Finkemeier I, Laxa M, Miguet L, Howden AJ, Sweetlove LJ (2011) Proteins of diverse function and subcellular location are lysine acetylated in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 155(4):1779-90.

  • Schwarzländer M, Finkemeier I (2013) Mitochondrial energy and redox signaling in plants, Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, 18:2122-2144

  • Hartl M, Finkemeier I (2012) Plant mitochondrial retrograde signalling: post-translational modifications enter the stage. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 3:253

  • Finkemeier I, König AC, Heard W, Nunes Nesi A, Pham PA, Leister D, Fernie AR, Sweetlove LJ (2013) Transcriptomic analysis of the role of carboxylic acids in metabolite signaling in Arabidopsis leaves. Plant Physiology 162: 239-253

  • König AC, Hartl M, Pham PA, Laxa M, Boersema P, Orwat A, Kalitventseva I, Plöchinger M, Braun HP, Leister D, Mann M, Wachter A, Fernie A, Finkemeier I (2014) The Arabidopsis class II sirtuin is a lysine deacetylase and interacts with mitochondrial energy metabolism. Plant Physiology 164: 1401-1414

  • König AC, Hartl M, Boersema PJ, Mann M, Finkemeier I (2014) The mitochondrial lysine acetylome of Arabidopsis. Mitochondrion 19: 252–260

  • Schmidtmann E, König AC, Orwat A, Leister D, Hartl M, Finkemeier I (2014) Redox regulation of Arabidopsis mitochondrial citrate synthase. Molecular Plant 7: 156-169

  • Dose A, Sindlinger J, Bierlmeier J, Bakirbas A, Schulze-Osthoff, K, Einsele-Scholz S, Hartl M, Essmann F, Finkemeier I, Schwarzer D (2016) Interrogating substrate selectivity and composition of endogenous histone deacetylase complexes with chemical probes. Angewandte Chemie -Int Ed Engl 55:1192-1195.

  • Hosp F, Lassowskat I, Santoro V, De Vleesschauwer D, Fliegner D, Redestig H, Mann M, Christian S, Hannah MA, Finkemeier I (2017) Lysine acetylation in mitochondria: From inventory to function. Mitochondrion doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2016.07.012.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft

    American Society of Plant Biologists

    Biochemical Society

    Deutscher Hochschulverband


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