Dr. Takayuki Tohge

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Dr. Takayuki Tohge


Project Leader "Translational analysis of secondary metabolism"


2013 Oct-Recent: Project Leader at MPI-MP
2016 Jan-Recent: Guest associate professor at Chiba University
2007 Apr-Recent: Guest scientist in RIKEN CSRS
2008 Jun-2010 Jul: Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowship at MPI-MP
2007 Apr-2013 Sep: PostDoc at MPI-MP
2005 Apr-2007 Mar: PostDoc at RIKEN PSC


PhD: 2005, Chiba University Japan (pharmaceutical science)
Master: 2001, Kanazawa University Japan (pharmaceutical science)


Phone: + 49 (0)331 567 8211
Fax: + 49 (0)331 567 8250

Mailing address

Takayuki Tohge, PhD
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Wissenschaftspark Potsdam-Golm
Am Mühlenberg 1
14476 Potsdam, Germany


Highly Cited Researchers 2014 and 2015 published by Thomson Reuters in the Plant & Animal Science’ field.


ASPB Top Authors (Recognizing Our Authors in 2009–2013)The recognizing ASPB authors acknowledges authors of ASPB most highly cited papers published between 2009 and 2013. 



The top-cited paper of amongst the papers in the field of “plant biotechnology” published in 2005 Nature Biotechnology. (2007): Trend in biotech literature 2006. 27, 961]. (refers to Tohge T., et al., (2005). Plant J., 42, 218-235.) 


Ten most important papers (*CORRESPONDING AUTHOR)

  1. Tohge Tet al. (2005) Functional genomics by integrated analysis of metabolome and transcriptome of Arabidopsis plants over-expressing a MYB transcription factor. Plant J., 42, 218-235. 
    The top-cited paper of amongst the papers in the field of “plant biotechnology” published in 2005 [Nature Biotechnology(2007): Trend in biotech literature 2006. 27, 961].
  2. Yonekura-Sakakibara K.+Tohge T.+et al. (2008) Comprehensive Flavonol Profiling and Transcriptome Coexpression Analysis Leading to Decoding Gene–Metabolite Correlations in
    Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 20, 2160-2176. +equal first authors
  3. Tohge, T. and Fernie A.R. (2010) Combining genetic diversity, informatics, and metabolomics to facilitate annotation of plant gene function. Nature Protocol, 5, 1210-1227.
  4. Djamei A. et al. (2011) Metabolomic priming by a secreted fungal effector. Nature, 478, 395-398.
  5. Alejandro S.,+* Lee Y.+Tohge T.+* et al. (2012) AtABCG29 is a monolignol transporter involved in lignin biosynthesis. Current Biology, 22, 1207-1212. +equal first authors
  6. Tohge T.* et al. (2013) The evolution of phenylpropanoid metabolism in the green lineage. Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol., 48, 123-152.
  7. Wang L. et al. (2014) Comparative analyses of C₄ and C₃ photosynthesis in developing leaves of maize and rice. Nature Biotechnology, 32, 1158-1165.
  8. Bolger A. et al. (2014) The genome of the stress-tolerant wild tomato species Solanum pennellii. Nature Genetics, 46, 1034-1038
  9. Zhang Y. et al. (2015) Multi-level Engineering Facilitates the Production of Phenylpropanoid Compounds in Tomato. Nature Communications. 6, 8635.
  10. Tohge et al. (2016) Characterization of a recently evolved flavonol-phenylacyltransferase gene provides signatures of natural light selection in Brassicaceae, Nature Communicationsin-press.
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