Pecinka lab:Andreas Finke

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Contact Info

  • Andreas Finke
  • Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research
  • 50829 Cologne; Germany
  • +49 221 5062 467
  • Email: finke[at]


  • 2013-today, PostDoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ), Cologne [1]
  • 2009-2012, PhD student in the Leibniz-Institute for Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, [2], Thesis: "Genetic and functional characterization of RNA directed transcriptional gene silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana.", Supervisor: Dr. Michael Florian Mette
  • 2008, Graduation, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Thesis: "Identification and characterization of target genes of the epigenetic regulator TFL2 in Arabidopsis thaliana." Supervisor: Dr. Peter Lange and Prof. Dr. Claus Wasternack
  • 2003-2008, Studies of Biochemistry, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg [3];

Research topics and interests

  • additional information will be added soon


  • Baranauskė S, Mickutė M, Plotnikova A, Finke A, Klimasauskas S, Vilkaitis G (2015)

"Functional mapping of the plant small RNA methyltransferase: HEN1 physically interacts with HYL1 and DICER-LIKE 1 proteins" Nucleic Acids Res. [4]

  • Kuhlmann M, Finke A, Mascher M, Mette MF (2014)

"DNA methylation maintenance consolidates RNA-directed DNA methylation and transcriptional gene silencing over generations in Arabidopsis thaliana" Plant J. [5] (shared first-author)

  • Baubec T, Finke A, Mittelsten Scheid O, Pecinka A (2014)

"Meristem‐specific expression of epigenetic regulators safeguards transposon silencing in Arabidopsis" EMBO Rep. 15:446-452.[6]

  • Finke A, Kuhlmann M, Mette MF (2012)

"IDN2 has a role downstream of siRNA formation in RNA-directed DNA methylation." Epigenetics 7:950-960. [7]

  • Finke A, Mette FM, Kuhlmann M (2012)

"Genetic analysis of RNA-mediated gene silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana." J. Verbr. Lebensm. 7:27-33. [8]