User:Kristian Ullrich

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Kristian Ullrich

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Research interests

plant genetics

  • phytohormone signaling
  • natural variation
  • population genomics

molecular evolution

  • gene family expansion/contraction
  • protein domain composition
  • phylostratigraphy

software development

  • Image processing



[1] The Genome of the Model Moss Physcomitrella patens (Lang D, vanGessel N, Ullrich KK, Reski R) Advances in Botanical Research

International peer-reviewed papers

[16] The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus-level sequencing project (Weston D, Turetsky M, Johnson M, Granath G, Lindo Z, Belyea L, Rice S, Hanson D, Engelhardt K, Schmutz J, Dorrepaal E, Euskirchen E, Stenoien H, Szoevenyi P, Jackson M, Piatkowski B, Muchero W, Norby R, Kostka J, Glass J, Rydin H, Limpens J, Tuittila ES, Ullrich KK, Carrell A, Benscoter B, Chen J, Oke T, Nilsson M, Ranjan P, Jacobsen D, Lilleskov E, Shaw AJ) New Phytologist early access

[15] Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward. (Richards C, Alonso C, Becker C, Bossdorf O, Bucher E, Colome-Tatche M, Durka W, Engelhardt J, Gaspar B, Gogol-Doering A, Grosse I, van Gurp T, Heer K, Kronholm I, Lampei C, Latzel V, Milrouze M, Opgenoorth L, Paun O, Prohaska S, Rensing AS, Stadler P, Trucchi E, Ullrich KK, Verhoeven K) Ecology Letters 2017 Oct 12

[14] Protoplast expansion and hypocotyl growth of Arabidopsis depend on different auxin signaling pathways. (Dahlke RI, Fraas S, Ullrich KK, Heinemann K, Romeiks M, Rickmeyer T, Klebe G, Palme K, Luethen H, Steffens B) Plant Physiology early access

[13] Selfing in haploid plants and efficacy of selection: codon usage bias in the model moss Physcomitrella patens. (Szövénzi P, Ullrich KK, Rensing SA, Lang D, vanGessel N, Stenoien HK, Conti E, Reski R) Genome Bioloy Evolution 2017 May 26

[12] Sexual reproduction, sporophyte development and molecular variation in the model moss Physcomitrella patens: introducing the ecotype Reute. (Hiss M, Meyberg R, Westermann J, Haas F, Schneider L, Schallenberg-Rüdinger M, Ullrich KK, Rensing SA) The Plant Journal 2017 Mar 25

[11] Detection of SNPs based on transcriptome sequencing in Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst. (Heer K, Ullrich KK, Liepelt S, Rensing SA, Zhou J, Ziegenhagen B, Opgenoorth L) Conservation Genetics Resources 2016 Jan 22

[10] Evidence of divergent selection for drought and cold tolerance at landscape and local scales in Abies alba Mill. in the French Mediterranean Alps. (Roschanski A, Csillery K, Liepelt S, Oddou-Muratori S, Ziegenhagen B, Huard F, Ullrich K, Posolache D, Vendramin, G, Fady B) Molecular Ecology 2016 Feb 01.

[9] Localization and evolution of putative triose phosphate translocators in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. (Moog D, Rensing SA, Archibald JM, Maier UG, Ullrich KK) GBE 2015 Sep 29.

[8] Natural variants of ELF3 affect thermomorphogenesis by transcriptionally modulating PIF4-dependent auxin response genes. (Raschke A, Ibanez C, Ullrich KK, Anwer MU, Becker S, Glöckner A, Trenner J, Denk K, Saal B, Sun X, Ni M, Davis SJ, Delker C and Quint M) BMC Plant Biology 2015 Jul 02.

[7] Means to optimize protein expression in transgenic plants. (Ullrich KK, Hiss M, Rensing SA) Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2014 Nov 25.

[6] Functional analysis of COP1 and SPA orthologs from Physcomitrella and rice during photomorphogenesis of transgenic Arabidopsis reveals distinct evolutionary conservation. (Ranjan A, Dickopf S, Ullrich KK, Rensing SA, Höcker U) BMC Plant Biology 2014 Jul 01.

[5] Optimized probe masking for comparative transcriptomics of closely related species. (Pöschl Y, Delker C, Trenner J, Ullrich KK, Quint M, Grosse I) Plos ONE 2013 Nov 08.

[4] Toward a comprehensive phylogenetic reconstruction of the evolutionary history of mitogen-activated protein kinases in the plant kingdom. (Janitza P, Ullrich KK, Quint M) frontiers in PLANT SCIENCE 2012 Dec 06.

[3] A transcriptomic hourglass in plant embryogenesis. (Quint M, Drost H-G, Gabel A, Ullrich KK, Boenn M, Grosse I) Nature 2012 Oct 04.

[2] Molecular Evolution and Selection Patterns of Plant F-box Proteins with C-terminal Kelch Repeats. (Schumann N, Navarro-Quezada AR, Ullrich K, Kuhl C and Quint M) Plant Physiology 2010 Nov 30

[1] Natural Variation of Transcriptional Auxin Response Networks in Arabidopsis thaliana. (Delker C, Pöschl Y, Raschke A, Ullrich K, Ettingshausen S, Hauptmann V, Grosse I, Quint M) Plant Cell. 2010 Jul 09.


Ullrich KK 2013. Population and quantitative genetic analysis of auxin response pathways in Arabidopsis thaliana. PhD Thesis, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. 174pp. PDF

Ullrich KK 2009. Klonierung Organ-spezifischer Gene aus der Kartoffel und Untersuchung ihres Potentials zur Erzeugung gentechniser Pathogen-Resistenz. Diploma (~MSc) Thesis, Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany. 115pp.

Editorial Work

  • reviewing editor for BMC Plant Biology (since 2014)
  • reviewing editor for BMC Biology (since 2015)
  • member of the editorial board: Frontiers in Plant Science Section: Plant Evolution and Development (since 2015)
  • reviewing editor for Plant Physiology (since 2016)

Conference/Workshop Participation

2015 Botanikertagung, Freising, Germany (Poster)

2015 sEpiDiv Towards understanding the causes and consequences of epigenetic diversity, Leipzig, Germany (Talk)

2014 NESCent Catalysis Meeting: Scaling Evoluiton from genomes to ecosystems in peatmosses - Sphagnum (Participant)

2014 MOSS: The 17th Annual Moss International Conference, Bejing, China (Talk)

2014 PAG: Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, CA, USA (Talk)

2013 MOSS: The 16th Annual Moss International Conference, Praha, Czech Republic (Talk)

2013 PAG: Plant and Animal Genome XXI Conference, San Diego, CA, USA (Paticipant)

2012 Meeting on Advances and Challenges of RNA-Seq Analysis, Halle (Saale), Germany (Paticipant)

2012 Workshop of Molecular Evolution, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (Paticipant)

2011 Botanikertagung, Berlin, Germany (Poster)

2011 Plant Science Student Conference, Halle (Saale), Germany (Poster)

2011 Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen, Dabringhausen, Germany (Poster)

2010 Plant Science Student Conference, Gatersleben, Germany (Poster)

Conference/Workshop Organization

2015 Black Forest Summer School

2015 Imaging-Workshop: Modern high throughput phenotyping of Arabidopsis and other species

2014 Imaging-Workshop: Modern high throughput phenotyping of Arabidopsis

2014 XVI. Annual Meeting of the International Society of Endocytobiology - German Section (ISE-G)

2013 Black Forest Summer School on Bioinformatics

Teaching Experience

(Co-)Supervision of Masters and Bachelor theses as well as student projects

Participation in courses on teaching methods

Courses (co-)taught

Botanisches Anfängerpraktikum

Funktionelle und vergleichende Genomik der Pflanzen und Algen

Pflanzliche Zellbiologie

Einführung in die Bioinformatik und Statistik

Bioinformatik: Genomevolution, Sequenzanalyse, Genomik, Phylogenie

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