Jenna Krumbach

PhD student
Department 1 (Prof. Gutjahr): Root Biology and Symbiosis
Root Biology and Mycorrhiza

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2023

Doctoral student in the Gutjahr lab

2021 - 2022

Research support and Technician: Investigated the functional conservation of the epigenetic mechanisms underlying VIVIPAROUS1/ABI3-LIKE1 (VAL1) function analyzing epigenetic marks associated with Polycomb Repressive Complex (PRC) within M. polymorpha in the group of Dr. Julia Qüesta, CRAG. Barcelona, Spain

2018 - 2020

Master of biological Science; with specialization in molecular plant and microbial sciences, University of Cologne, Germany

Master thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Stanislav Kopriva: “Metabolic interactions facilitating stability in a model bacterial synthetic community of maize roots”

2014 - 2017

Bachelor of Science, University of Cologne, Germany 

Bachelor thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Gunther Döhlemann: “Characterization of Ustilago hordei UhPit2 and identification of its interaction partners in Hordeum vulgare

Scholarships and Awards

2021 Erasmus plus scholarship, Research stay at the Centre of research in agricultural genomics (CRAG), Barcelona, Spain, in the group of Dr. Nuria Sanchez Croll and Prof. Marc Valls: “What is the role of Metacaspase 1 (AtMC1) in plant immunity?”


Paper - Krumbach J., Kroll P., Wewer V., Metzger S., Ischebeck T., Kopriva S., Jacoby R.P. (2021). Metabolic analysis of a bacterial synthetic community from maize roots provides new mechanistic insights into microbiome stability. bioRxiv (DOI: 10.1101/2021.11.28.470254)

2 Book chapter - Chen L., Schwier M., Krumbach J., Kopriva S., Jacoby R.P. (2021). Metabolomics in plant-microbe interactions in the roots. Advances in Botanical Research, 98, S. 133-161 (DOI: 10.1016/bs.abr.2020.09.018)

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