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*2013-12-12: Laura leaves the group for her home lab in La Rioja. Good bye, Laura!
*2013-12-12: Laura leaves the group for her home lab in La Rioja. Good bye, Laura!
*2013-12-09: Xmas market get together 
*2013-10-01: Mariana Diaz starts her PhD
*2013-10-01: Mariana Diaz starts her PhD
*2013-09-30: Lab field trip to Altenahr [[Pecinka_lab:Labtrip|more]]
*2013-09-30: Lab field trip to Altenahr [[Pecinka_lab:Labtrip|more]]

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The Pecinka lab is hosted by the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany.

Our goal is to understand molecular and evolutionary mechanisms shaping plant genomes and epigenomes. We analyze how DNA sequence variation is generated by various mutagenic factors and how these forces are counteracted by the genome repair and maintenance mechanisms. To this end we use the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and several other Brassicaceae and analyze them by forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods. read more...

Lab Members

Guest Scientists


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Recent Publications

  • Pecinka A, Abdelsamad Ahmed, Vu GTH. Hidden genetic nature of epigenetic natural variation in plants. Trends in Plant Science in press (2013) Full text
  • de Meaux J, Pecinka A. The Arabidopsis genus: An emerging model to elucidate the molecular basis of interspecific differences in transposable element activity. Mobile Genetic Elements 2:142-144 (2012). PDF
  • Pecinka A, Mittelsten Scheid O. Stress-induced chromatin changes: A critical view on their heritability. Plant Cell Physiology doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcs044 (2012). PDF
  • Alcázar R, Pecinka A, Aarts MGM, Fransz PF, Koornneef M. Signals of speciation within Arabidopsis thaliana in comparison with its relatives. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15:205-211 (2012). abstract


  • 2013-12-12: Laura leaves the group for her home lab in La Rioja. Good bye, Laura!
  • 2013-12-09: Xmas market get together
  • 2013-10-01: Mariana Diaz starts her PhD
  • 2013-09-30: Lab field trip to Altenahr more
  • 2013-09-24: Andreas successfully defended his PhD at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Congratulations!