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Ute C. Vothknecht

Prof. Dr. Ute C. Vothknecht

GSN former faculty


Professor, Department of Biology I - Botany


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Dept. Biology I
Division Botany
Großhaderner Straße 4
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74660
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74661


Further Information

Research focus: Function of Vipp1 in thylakoid biogenesis, vesicle transport in chloroplasts of vascular plants, calcium/calmodulin regulated processes in chloroplasts and mitochondria

Key words: Molecular cell architecture and transport, chloroplast development, calcium regulation in endosymbiotic organelles

Selected publications:

Hierl G, Vothknecht UC and Gietl C. (2012) Programmed cell death in Ricinus and Arabidopsis: The function of KDEL cysteine peptidases in development. Physiologia Plantarum 145: 103-113.

Bayer RG, Stael S, Rocha A, Mair A, Vothknecht UC and Teige M. (2012) Chloroplast localised protein kinases – a step forward towards a complete inventory. Journal of Experimental Botany 63(4): 1713-1723.

Fuchs M, Vothknecht UC and Chigri F. (2011) Calmodulin and Calmodulin-like proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Endocytobiosis and Cell Research 21: 114-121.

Chigri F, Flosdorff S, Pilz S, Kölle E, Dolze E, Gietl C and Vothknecht UC. (2011) The Arabidopsis calmodulin-like proteins AtCML30 and AtCML3 are targeted to mitochondria and peroxisomes, respectively. Plant Molecular Biology 78: 211–222.

Mehlmer N, Sippel C, Pérez Hernández D and Vothknecht UC. (2011) Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis: a new model plant for the isolation of chloroplasts and biochemical studies. Endocytobiosis and Cell Research 21: 53-59.