ANDC is a good college for botany

Department of Botanical Genetics and Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Frank Kempken


August 2020:

Due to Corona and other issues I had no time to keep the page updated. Now I have added everything which came up since 2019.

  • New Publications:

    2020: MS data from Neurospora crassa eisosomes.

    2020: RNA-seq data from the poco mutant.

    2019: Characterization of a mitochondrial PPR from Arabiodopsis

  • Two coworkers finished their doctorate:

    Dr. Qin Yang

    Dr. Hossein Emami

  • New textbook edition:

    KEMPKEN F (2020) Genetic Engineering in Plants â € “Opportunities and Risks. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 5th edition

    New textbook edition

    Jan 2019:

    Looking back to 2018:

    July 2018:
    • New publication in Scientific Reports: Genome Sequencing and analyzes of Two Marine Fungi from the North Sea Unraveled a Plethora of Novel Biosynthetic Gene Clusters

      Two genomes of marine mushrooms

      Press release

    • Dr. Abhishek Kumar, who was a member of the department from 2011-2014, has returned and will work on a project on marine mushrooms and their interaction partners as part of "Kiel Marine Science".

    June 2018:

    Participation in the Gordon Research Conference Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology

    May 2018:

    The research pages have been updated.

    New publication:

    • SARDE SJ, KEMPKEN F, KUMAR A (2018) A survey of spliceosomal proteins encoded by fungal genomes. Curr Sci 114: 1677-1686

    January 2018:

    Doctorate from Puspendu Sardar

    New publications:
    • KOLLATH-LEI & szlig, KEMPKEN F (2018) The fungal MCC / eisosome complex: An unfolding story. The Mycota XV. Physiology and Genetics: Selected Basic and Applied Aspects. 2nd edition, Springer Verlag, New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, pp119-130
    • REGULIN A, KEMPKEN F (2018) Fungal genotype determines survival of Drosophila melanogaster when competing with Aspergillus nidulans. PLoS ONE 13: e0190543. doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0190543
    • SARDAR P, KEMPKEN F (2018) Characterization of indole-3-pyruvic acid pathway mediated biosynthesis of auxin in Neurospora crassa. PLoS ONE 13: e0192293 doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0192293

    December 2017:

    Lecture in Bochum:

    • Lunch break with the doctoral students
    • With the host at breakfast

    Christmas party of the Biology Student Council in Kiel:

    • Santa Claus
    • Angels and reindeer
    • Module plan for gnomes and elves
    September 2017:
    • Genetics conference in Bochum (with Ulrich Kück).

    • Doctorate from Annika Regulin.

    March 2017:
    • Participation in the Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove.

    April 2016:
    • Publication on inducible transposition in Aspergillus niger.

      Paun, L., Nitsche, B., Homan, T., Ram, A., & Kempken, F. (2016). An inducible tool for random mutagenesis in Aspergillus niger based on the transposon Vader. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. doi: 10.1007 / s00253-016-7438-3

      Press release

    • Participation in the ECFG13 in Paris.

    March 2016:
    • Visit to the Oregan State University (thanks to Michael Freitag) and participation in the Neurospora Information conference.

    February 2016:
    • Doctorate from Linda Paun.

    October 2015:
    • Our first genome paper on a marine fungus was published in PLoS One. It is an isolate of Scopulariopsis brevicaulithat was isolated from a sponge in the Mediterranean. The fungus produces the cyclic peptides Scopularid A and B, which have anti-cancerogenic activity.

    September 2015:
    • The conference of the Society for Genetics in Kiel was a great success. Thanks to everyone involved.

    March 2015:
    • Five of us attended the Fungal Genetics Conference in Pacific Grove.

    January 2015:
    • Ms. Kollath-Leiß has successfully completed her doctorate!

    July 2014:
    • We take off ... A photo shoot with the whole lab for the lab journal.

    May 2014:
    • El Kbir Hihlal has successfully completed his doctorate

    March 2014:
    • The Marie Curie ITN QuantFung project started in Seville. More on Facebook.

    • I attended the Neurospora Conference in Pacific Grove with a presentation. More on Facebook.
    • New to my department is Pradeep Phule, who is doing his doctorate as part of the EU project "QuantFung".

    • Just published: KEMPKEN F (2013) The Mycota XI. Agricultural Applications. Springer Verlag, New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London (ed), second edition

      PDF table of contents

    October 2012:
    August 2012:
    • Ms. Anika Bruhs received her doctorate in August.
    June 2012:
    • Another version of "Jugend forscht".
    May 2012:
    • The fourth edition of the textbook "Genetic Engineering in Plants" has been published.
    March 2012:
    • Ms. Inga Malena Hinrichsen received her doctorate in March. She wrote her dissertation at the Frankfurt University Hospital.
    December 2011:
    • A list of our activities in 2011 can be found here.
    • Mrs. Willeke received her doctorate in December.
    • Frank Kempken was elected Vice President of the Society for Genetics.
    • We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012.
    October 2011:
    • On October 1st, 2011, the Department of Botanical Genetics and Molecular Biology will be 10 years old. In the ten years, 43 publications, 3 books, 2 new editions of the genetic engineering book (the fourth is in print) and around 100 conference contributions have been created. There are also 5 bachelor theses, 16 diploma, master and state examination theses and 6 doctoral theses. Another 8 doctoral theses are currently ongoing. I would like to thank all former and current employees for the very good cooperation over the past 10 years.

    September 2011:
    • Ms. Annika Regulin and Ms. Ulrike Fohgrub won the third prize at the VAAM conference "Molecular Biology of Fungi" with their poster.

    • The lecture slides for the module biol502 / agrar004 Brief Introduction to Botany have been revised.
    March 2011:
    • Dr. A. Kumar has been hired as a research assistant within the framework of an EU project.
    • Our work on Vader Transposon in Aspergillus niger have appeared in ´Applied and Enviromental Microbiology´.
    December 2010:
    • A list of our activities in 2010 can be found here.
    • The new book "Plant Mitochondria" has just been published.
    • We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2011.
    September 2010:
    • The one we edited bem46 Gen is among the top 10 of the "known unknown genes". See the publication by M.Y. Galperin and E.V. Koonin. We are of course very pleased about this listing.

      BEM46: GFP in Neurospora crassa

    August 2010:
    • All pages on lectures and exercises in the winter semester 2010/11, which are carried out by the Kempken department, have been updated. The revised lectures are available as PDF files. A password is required to open it, which will be announced in the first course.
    March 2010:
    • Together with Christian Jung I edited a book on "Transgenic Plants" in English. A flyer is available.
      • KEMPKEN F, JUNG C (2010) Genetic Modification of Plants - Agriculture, Horticulture & Forestry. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York (eds)
    • The following new publications by the working group have since appeared or will appear shortly:
      • KEMPKEN F (2010) Engineered male sterility in plant hybrid breeding. In: KEMPKEN F, JUNG C Genetic modification of plants - agriculture, horticulture & forestry. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, pp253-265 ABSTRACT
      • NOWROUSIAN M, STAJICH J, ENGH I, ESPAGNE E, KAMEREWERD J, KEMPKEN F, KUNSTMANN B, KUO HC, OSIEWACZ HD, PÖGGELER S, READ N, SEILER S, SMITH K, ZICKLER D, KÜCK U, FREITAG M (2010) Next-generation sequencing of the 40 Mb genome of the filamentous fungus Sordaria macrospora. PLoS Genetics, accepted for publication
      • ALLGAIER S, WEILAND N, HAMAD I, KEMPKEN F (2010) Expression of ribonuclease A and ribonuclease N1 in the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 85: 1041-1049, doi: 10.1007 / s00253-009-2161-y ABSTRACT
      • KEMPKEN F, ROHLFS M (2010) Fungal secondary metabolite biosynthesis - a chemical defense strategy against antagonistic animals? Fungal Ecol, accepted for publication ABSTRACT

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