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Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer



Professorship of Chemical Signalling

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144

D-53113 Bonn

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New Publication!                                                                                                              23.12.2019

New insights into earliest events of seed germination

Nietzel T, Mostertz J, Ruberti C, Née G, Fuchs P, Wagner S, Moseler A, Müller-Schüssele SJ, Benamar A, Poschet G, Büttner M, Møller IM, Lillig CH, Macherel D, Wirtz M, Hell R, Finkemeier I, Meyer AJ, Hochgräfe F, Schwarzländer M (2019)

Redox-mediated kick-start of mitochondrial energy metabolism drives resource-efficient seed germination; PNAS,

Press release by the University of Bonn


Award!                                                                                                                        18.-21.02.2019

Reinhold von Sengbusch-Award to José Manuel Ugalde

At the conference “Molecular Biology of Plants” in Dabringhausen (Feb 18-21, 2019) José Manuel Ugalde received the Reinhold von Sengbusch Prize for his oral presentation "Real-time monitoring of plastid-induced oxidation of the cytosolic glutathione pool".
Conference Molecular Biology of Plants


Award!                                                                                                                        26.-28.09.2018

Poster award to José Manuel Ugalde

At the joint meeting of the DFG priority program SPP1710 ("Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in cellular physiology") and the Redox Biology Study Group of the GBM in Berlin 26 – 28 Sep 2018) José Manuel Ugalde received an award for his poster contribution “Real-time monitoring of plastid-induced oxidation of the cytosolic glutathione pool".


Award!                                                                                                                                15.03.2018

Presentation Award to Sören Schilasky

At the spring meeting of the DFG priority program SPP1710 ("Dynamics of thiol-based redox switches in cellular physiology") in Rauischholzhausen Sören Schilasky received a prize for the best contribution by a junior researcher for his work on "Oxidative protein folding in the ER of plants".


Award!                                                                                                                               28.02.2018

Reinhold von Sengbusch prize to Lara Ostermann

At the conference Molecular Biology of Plants in Dabringhausen (Feb 20-23, 2018) Lara Ostermann received an award for her poster contribution "A novel red fluorescent redox sensor with a highly negative midpoint potential for live cell imaging".

Conference Molecular Biology of Plants


Workshop!                                                                                                                        22.02.2018

Eduard Strasburger Workshop on Plant Mitochondria in Bonn

Dr. Mareike Schallenberg-Rüdiger and Dr. Stefanie Müller-Schüssele are organizing an Eduard Strasberger Workshop sponsored by the DBG  on "Power Plants in Plants - Mitochondrial Functions in the Green Lineage" in Bonn.
Get registered till 10.03.2018 by using this form. The number of places is limited.

Contact: Dr. Stefanie Müller-Schüssele


Award!                                                                                                                               27.11.2017

Supervision Award of the Bioeconomy Science Centrer (BioSC) goes to Markus Schwarzländer

The prize honouring outstanding supervision of students was awarded as part of the 4th BioSC Forum in Cologne 27th November 2017


Award!                                                                                                                               22.09.2017

Poster award of the German Botanical Society for David Solbach

At the meeting of the German Botanical Society in Kiel (Sept 17-21, 2017) David Solbach received an award for his poster contribution ‘Subcellular localization of glutathione peroxidase-like enzymes in Arabidopsis thaliana’ (


New Publication!                                                                                                               18.07.2017

Study shows handling of the cellular fuel ATP in plants live.

De Col V, Fuchs P, Nietzel T, Elsässer M, Voon CP, Candeo A, Seeliger I, Fricker MD, Grefen C, Møller IM, Bassi A, Lim BL, Zancani M, Meyer AJ, Costa A, Wagner S, Schwarzländer M (2017)

ATP sensing in living plant cells reveals tissue gradients and stress dynamics of energy physiology; eLIFE,


Press release by the University of Bonn


New Publication!                                                                                                               04.04.2017 

Study on the catalytic mechanism of glutaredoxins published in Nature Communications.

Patricia Begas, Linda Liedgens, Anna Moseler, Andreas J. Meyer, Marcel Deponte: Glutaredoxin catalysis requires two distinct glutathione interaction sites; Nature Communications, 8, 14835. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14835


Prestigious Award for Dr. Markus Schwarzländer                                                        07.02.2017

President's Medal 2017 of the Society for Experimental Biology for Dr. Markus Schwarzländer

Dr. Markus Schwarzländer was awarded the President's Medal 2017 of the Society for Experimental Biology. The award honours Markus' work on the mechanistic understanding of how energy flexibility is regulated at the subcellular level. (Details)

The medal will  will be presented at the Annual Meeting, SEB Gothenburg, Sweden. (Program)


New Publication!                                                                                                                         04.11.2015

A novel regulator of Ca2+ signatures in plant mitochondria.

Publication: Stephan Wagner, Smrutisanjita Behera, Sara De Bortoli, David C. Logan, Philippe Fuchs, Luca Carraretto, Enrico Teardo, Laura Cendron, Thomas Nietzel, Magdalena Füßl, Fabrizio G. Doccula, Lorella Navazio, Mark D. Fricker, Olivier Van Aken, Iris Finkemeier, Andreas J. Meyer, Ildikò Szabò, Alex Costa and Markus Schwarzländer: The EF-Hand Ca2+ Binding Protein MICU Choreographs Mitochondrial Ca2+ Dynamics in Arabidopsis; “The Plant Cell“, DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.00509

Press Release of the University of Bonn of 04.11.2015


New Publication!                                                                                                                       21.10.2015

Anna Moseler discovers the essential role of mitochondrial glutaredoxin S15 in iron-sulfur protein maturation.

Publication: Anna Moseler, Isabel Aller, Stephan Wagner, Thomas Nietzel, Jonathan Przybyla-Toscano, Ulrich Mühlenhoff, Roland Lill, Carsten Berndt, Nicolas Rouhier, Markus Schwarzländer and Andreas J. Meyer: The mitochondrial monothiol glutaredoxin S15 is essential for iron-sulfur protein maturation in Arabidopsis thaliana; PNAS Early Edition; DOI: 10.1073/pnas. 1510835112




New Graduate School GRK at Bonn University:

Press Release of  27.08.2015.

Click here to get to the GRK-Website.


New PhD-Position available!                                                                                                   12.01.2016

DFG-funded project to investigate the role of plant mitochondria in dark-light transitions.

In the Plant Energy Biology Lab, jointly with the Molecular Evolution Lab (IZMB).

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Job Offer Postdoc Position - Chemcial Signalling                                                 30.06.2015


Great News! DFG approves funding for New Research Training Group:           08.05.2015

"Water use efficiency and drought stress responses: From Arabidopsis to Barley"

Read more: DFG-press-release

Further information can be found on the GRK-website.




 Applications for PhD Position welcome



Applications welcome for new postdoc position in sensing microbial redox metabolism




New study on Biosensor cpYFP in Nature:                       

The ‘mitoflash’ probe cpYFP does not respond to superoxide; Nature Band 514  Ausgabe 7523; doi: 10.1038/nature13858

Press Release of University of Bonn

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