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Franziska Turck
  • Franziska Turck
  • Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
  • Carl von Linné Weg 10
  • Address 2
  • 50829 Köln, Germany
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I work in the [Turck Lab] at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research. I learned about OpenWetWare from collegues, and I've joined because Would like to set up a joint project/lab page with a collaborator.


  • 1998, PhD, Basel Institute of Botany/Friedrich Miescher Institute
  • 1994, Ingeneering Diploma of Biotechnology, University of Strasbourg, France

Research interests

  1. Plant developmental decisions in response to the environment
  2. Transcriptional control
  3. Chromatin
  4. Polycomb Group Complexes


  1. Nordström KJ, Albani MC, James GV, Gutjahr C, Hartwig B, Turck F, Paszkowski U, Coupland G, and Schneeberger K. Mutation identification by direct comparison of whole-genome sequencing data from mutant and wild-type individuals using k-mers. Nat Biotechnol. 2013 Apr;31(4):325-30. DOI:10.1038/nbt.2515 | PubMed ID:23475072 | HubMed [Paper18]
  2. Dong X, Reimer J, Göbel U, Engelhorn J, He F, Schoof H, and Turck F. Natural variation of H3K27me3 distribution between two Arabidopsis accessions and its association with flanking transposable elements. Genome Biol. 2012 Dec 19;13(12):R117. DOI:10.1186/gb-2012-13-12-r117 | PubMed ID:23253144 | HubMed [Paper17]
  3. Hartwig B, James GV, Konrad K, Schneeberger K, and Turck F. Fast isogenic mapping-by-sequencing of ethyl methanesulfonate-induced mutant bulks. Plant Physiol. 2012 Oct;160(2):591-600. DOI:10.1104/pp.112.200311 | PubMed ID:22837357 | HubMed [Paper16]
  4. Engelhorn J, Reimer JJ, Leuz I, Göbel U, Huettel B, Farrona S, and Turck F. Development-related PcG target in the apex 4 controls leaf margin architecture in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development. 2012 Jul;139(14):2566-75. DOI:10.1242/dev.078618 | PubMed ID:22675210 | HubMed [Paper15]
  5. He F, Zhang X, Hu J, Turck F, Dong X, Goebel U, Borevitz J, and de Meaux J. Genome-wide analysis of cis-regulatory divergence between species in the Arabidopsis genus. Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Nov;29(11):3385-95. DOI:10.1093/molbev/mss146 | PubMed ID:22641789 | HubMed [Paper14]
  6. He F, Zhang X, Hu JY, Turck F, Dong X, Goebel U, Borevitz JO, and de Meaux J. Widespread interspecific divergence in cis-regulation of transposable elements in the Arabidopsis genus. Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Mar;29(3):1081-91. DOI:10.1093/molbev/msr281 | PubMed ID:22086904 | HubMed [Paper13]
  7. Farrona S, Thorpe FL, Engelhorn J, Adrian J, Dong X, Sarid-Krebs L, Goodrich J, and Turck F. Tissue-specific expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T in Arabidopsis is maintained independently of polycomb group protein repression. Plant Cell. 2011 Sep;23(9):3204-14. DOI:10.1105/tpc.111.087809 | PubMed ID:21917549 | HubMed [Paper12]
  8. Castrillo G, Turck F, Leveugle M, Lecharny A, Carbonero P, Coupland G, Paz-Ares J, and Oñate-Sánchez L. Speeding cis-trans regulation discovery by phylogenomic analyses coupled with screenings of an arrayed library of Arabidopsis transcription factors. PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e21524. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0021524 | PubMed ID:21738689 | HubMed [Paper11]
  9. Farrona S, Hurtado L, March-Díaz R, Schmitz RJ, Florencio FJ, Turck F, Amasino RM, and Reyes JC. Brahma is required for proper expression of the floral repressor FLC in Arabidopsis. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 21;6(3):e17997. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0017997 | PubMed ID:21445315 | HubMed [Paper10]
  10. Adrian J, Farrona S, Reimer JJ, Albani MC, Coupland G, and Turck F. cis-Regulatory elements and chromatin state coordinately control temporal and spatial expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2010 May;22(5):1425-40. DOI:10.1105/tpc.110.074682 | PubMed ID:20472817 | HubMed [Paper9]
  11. Wang R, Farrona S, Vincent C, Joecker A, Schoof H, Turck F, Alonso-Blanco C, Coupland G, and Albani MC. PEP1 regulates perennial flowering in Arabis alpina. Nature. 2009 May 21;459(7245):423-7. DOI:10.1038/nature07988 | PubMed ID:19369938 | HubMed [Paper8]
  12. Turck F, Roudier F, Farrona S, Martin-Magniette ML, Guillaume E, Buisine N, Gagnot S, Martienssen RA, Coupland G, and Colot V. Arabidopsis TFL2/LHP1 specifically associates with genes marked by trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 27. PLoS Genet. 2007 Jun;3(6):e86. DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.0030086 | PubMed ID:17542647 | HubMed [Paper7]
  13. Engelhorn J and Turck F. Metaanalysis of ChIP-chip data. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;631:185-207. DOI:10.1007/978-1-60761-646-7_14 | PubMed ID:20204876 | HubMed [Book_chapter3]
  14. Göbel U, Reimer J, and Turck F. Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interaction by chromatin immunoprecipitation and DNA microarray hybridization (ChIP-chip). Part B: ChIP-chip data analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;631:161-84. DOI:10.1007/978-1-60761-646-7_13 | PubMed ID:20204875 | HubMed [Book_chapter2]
  15. Reimer JJ and Turck F. Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interaction by chromatin immunoprecipitation and DNA microarray hybridization (ChIP-chip). Part A: ChIP-chip molecular methods. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;631:139-60. DOI:10.1007/978-1-60761-646-7_12 | PubMed ID:20204874 | HubMed [Book_chapter1]
  16. Turck F and Coupland G. Plant science. When vernalization makes sense. Science. 2011 Jan 7;331(6013):36-7. DOI:10.1126/science.1200786 | PubMed ID:21212342 | HubMed [Review4]
  17. Adrian J, Torti S, and Turck F. From decision to commitment: the molecular memory of flowering. Mol Plant. 2009 Jul;2(4):628-42. DOI:10.1093/mp/ssp031 | PubMed ID:19825644 | HubMed [Review3]
  18. Farrona S, Coupland G, and Turck F. The impact of chromatin regulation on the floral transition. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2008 Dec;19(6):560-73. DOI:10.1016/j.semcdb.2008.07.015 | PubMed ID:18708152 | HubMed [Review2]
  19. Turck F, Fornara F, and Coupland G. Regulation and identity of florigen: FLOWERING LOCUS T moves center stage. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2008;59:573-94. DOI:10.1146/annurev.arplant.59.032607.092755 | PubMed ID:18444908 | HubMed [Review1]
  20. Wenkel S, Turck F, Singer K, Gissot L, Le Gourrierec J, Samach A, and Coupland G. CONSTANS and the CCAAT box binding complex share a functionally important domain and interact to regulate flowering of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 2006 Nov;18(11):2971-84. DOI:10.1105/tpc.106.043299 | PubMed ID:17138697 | HubMed [Paper6]
  21. Searle I, He Y, Turck F, Vincent C, Fornara F, Kröber S, Amasino RA, and Coupland G. The transcription factor FLC confers a flowering response to vernalization by repressing meristem competence and systemic signaling in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev. 2006 Apr 1;20(7):898-912. DOI:10.1101/gad.373506 | PubMed ID:16600915 | HubMed [Paper5]
  22. Turck F, Zhou A, and Somssich IE. Stimulus-dependent, promoter-specific binding of transcription factor WRKY1 to Its native promoter and the defense-related gene PcPR1-1 in Parsley. Plant Cell. 2004 Oct;16(10):2573-85. DOI:10.1105/tpc.104.024810 | PubMed ID:15367720 | HubMed [Paper4]
  23. Turck F, Zilbermann F, Kozma SC, Thomas G, and Nagy F. Phytohormones participate in an S6 kinase signal transduction pathway in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 2004 Apr;134(4):1527-35. DOI:10.1104/pp.103.035873 | PubMed ID:15064379 | HubMed [Paper3]
  24. Turck F, Kozma SC, Thomas G, and Nagy F. A heat-sensitive Arabidopsis thaliana kinase substitutes for human p70s6k function in vivo. Mol Cell Biol. 1998 Apr;18(4):2038-44. PubMed ID:9528776 | HubMed [Paper2]
  25. Haizel T, Merkle T, Turck F, and Nagy F. Characterization of membrane-bound small GTP-binding proteins from Nicotiana tabacum. Plant Physiol. 1995 May;108(1):59-67. PubMed ID:7784525 | HubMed [Paper1]
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