Prof. Alisdair Fernie

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Prof. Alisdair Fernie


Research Group Leader "Central Metabolism"


BSc Honours: 1995, Sheffield University UK
Promotion: 1998, Oxford University UK


Tel.: + 49 (0)331 567 8211
Fax: + 49 (0)331 567 8250
E-mail: Prof. Alisdair Fernie

Mailing address

AG Alisdair Fernie
Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Wissenschaftspark Golm
Am Mühlenberg 1
14476 Potsdam, Germany

Five most important research papers

Tohge T, Wendenburg R, Ishihara H, Nakabayashi R, Watanabe M, Sulpice R,  Hoefgen R, Takayama H, Saito K, Stitt M, Fernie AR (2016). Characterization of a recently evolved flavonol-phenylacyltransferase gene provides signatures of natural lught selection in Brassicaceae. Nat Comm 7: 12399

Daloso DM, Müller K, Obata T, Florian A, Tohge T, Bottcher A, Riondet C, Bariat L, Carrari F, Nunes-Nesi A, Buchanan BB, Reichheld JP, Araújo WL, Fernie AR (2015). Thioredoxin, a master regulator of the tricarboxylic acid cycle in plant mitochondria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 112: E1392-400

Bolger A, Scossa F, Bolger ME, Lanz C, Maumus F, Tohge T, Quesneville H, Alseekh S, Sørensen I, Lichtenstein G, Fich EA, Conte M, Keller H, Schneeberger K, Schwacke R, Ofner I, Vrebalov J, Xu Y, Osorio S, Aflitos SA, Schijlen E, Jiménez-Goméz JM, Ryngajllo M, Kimura S, Kumar R, Koenig D, Headland LR, Maloof JN, Sinha N, van Ham RC, Lankhorst RK, Mao L, Vogel A, Arsova B, Panstruga R, Fei Z, Rose JK, Zamir D, Carrari F, Giovannoni JJ, Weigel D, Usadel B, Fernie AR (2014). Nat Genet. 46:1034-8

Alseekh S, Tohge T, Wendenberg R, Scossa F, Omranian N, Li J, Kleessen S, Giavalisco P, Pleban T, Mueller-Roeber B, Zamir D, Nikoloski Z, Fernie AR (2015). Identification and mode of inheritance of quantitative trait loci for secondary metabolite abundance in tomato.Plant Cell 27:485-512.

Fridman E, Carrari F, Liu YS, Fernie AR, Zamir D (2004). Zooming-in on a Quantitative Trait Nucleotide (QTN) for tomato yield using wild species introgression lines. Science 305, 1786-1789

Five most important reviews

Tohge T, Fernie AR (2010). Combining genetic diversity, informatics and metabolomics to facilitate annotation of plant gene function. Nature Protocols 5, 1210-1227.

Galili G, Amir R, Fernie AR (2016). The regulation fo essential amino acid synthesis and accumulation in plants. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 67:153-78

Sweetlove LJ, Fernie AR (2013). The spatial organization of metabolism within the plant cell. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 64: 723-46

Nunes-Nesi A, Araújo WL, Obata T, Fernie AR (2013). Regulation of the mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid cycle.  Curr Opin Plant Biol. 16:335-43

Fernie AR, Trethewey RN, Krotzky A, Willmitzer L (2004). Metabolite profiling: from diagnostics to systems biology. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 5, 763-769

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