Thorsten Nuernberger

Full professor

email: thorsten.nuernberger@uni-tuebingen.de
phone: +49-(0)7071-29-76658



Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Thorsten Nürnberger

Date of birth: April 7, 1962 in Dresden (Germany)
Current position: Head, Full Professor Plant Biochemistry, Center of Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)
University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 32
D-72076 Tübingen
Phone: + 49-7071 29 76658
E-mail: nuernberger@uni-tuebingen.de
WWW: http://www.zmbp.uni-tuebingen.de/plant-biochem/research-groups/nuernberger.html

Academic career
2006 Call Technical University Munich, Full Professor and Director Institute of Biochemical Phytopathology, Helmholtz-Center for Health and Environment, call
declined
since 2003 Full Professor and Head, Department of Plant Biochemistry, Center of Plant Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, Germany
2003 Habilitation in Biochemistry, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
1996-2003 Scientific Group Leader, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle, Germany
1995-1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
1991-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max-Planck-Insitute of Plant Breeding, Köln, Germany
1991 PhD in Biochemistry, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
1987-1991 Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
1987 Diploma in Biochemistry, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
1982-1987 Studies of Biochemistry, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Scholarships, Awards, Administrative duties
2018- Honorary Professorship Nanjing Agricultural University, P.R. China
2018- Visiting Professorship Johannesburg University, South Africa
2015-2021 Elected member, DFG Senate for Collaborative Research Consortia
2017- Editorial Board Member Molecular Plant
2011- Board of Reviewing Editors eLIFE
2008-2015 Elected Panel Member 'Plant Sciences' German Research Foundation (DFG)
2006-2012 Senior Editor Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
2004-2014 Visiting Professorship to University of Helsinki, Finland
2001-2008 Editorial Board Member Planta
1998-2002 Editorial Board Member European Journal of Plant Pathology
1991-1994 Post-Doc Scholarship BAYER AG, Leverkusen, Germany

Current research Topics
Identification and structural and biochemical characterization of pathogen-associated molecular patterns and their cognate plant pattern recognition receptors; structural and functional analyses of bacterial and oomycete effectors and NLP cytolysins; use of plant pattern recognition receptors for biotechnological engineering of resistance in crop plants

Major Grants raised
German Research Foundation (DFG) individual grants (13 grants, 2,20 million € total)
German Ministery of Education and Research (BMBF) (2 grants, 670,000 € total)
European Union (3 grants) (912,000 € total)
BAYER CropScience Research Support 240,000 € total)

Ten most relevant publications (h-index: 53, Google Scholar, 133 publications, 20,508 citations)
1. Lenarcic T, Albert I, Böhm H, Hodnik V, Pirc K, Zavec A, Podobnik M, Pahovnik D, Zagar E, Pruitt R, Greimel P, Yamaji-Hasegawa A, Kobayashi T, Zienkiewicz A, Gömann J, Mortimer JC, Fang L, Mamode-Cassim A, Deleu M, Lins L, Oecking C, Feussner I, Mongrand S, Anderluh G, Nürnberger T. 2017. Eudicot-specific sphingolipids determine host selectivity of microbial cytolysins. Science 358:1431-4.
2. Albert I, Böhm H, Albert M, Feiler CE, Imkampe J, Wallmeroth N, Brancato C, Raaymakers TM, Oome S, Zhang H, Krol E, Grefen C, Gust AA, Chai J, Hedrich R, Van den Ackerveken G, Nürnberger T. 2015. An RLP23-SOBIR1-BAK1 complex mediates NLP-triggered immunity. Nature Plants 1:15140.
3. Böhm H, Albert I, Oome S, Raaymakers TM, Van den Ackerveken G, Nürnberger T. 2014. A conserved peptide pattern from a widespread microbial virulence factor triggers pattern-induced immunity in Arabidopsis. PLoS Pathogens 10:e1004491.
4. Gust AA, Nürnberger T. 2012. Plant immunology: A life or death switch. Nature 486:198-9.
5. Willmann R, Lajunen HM, Erbs G, Newman MA, Kolb D, Tsuda K, Katagiri F, Fliegmann J, Bono JJ, Cullimore JV, Jehle AK, Götz F, Kulik A, Molinaro A, Lipka V, Gust AA, Nürnberger T. 2011. Arabidopsis lysin-motif proteins LYM1 LYM3 CERK1 mediate bacterial peptidoglycan sensing and immunity to bacterial infection. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA 108:19824-9.
6. Kemmerling B, Schwedt A, Rodriguez P, Mazzotta S, Frank M, Qamar SA, Mengiste T, Betsuyaku S, Parker JE, Mussig C, Thomma BP, Albrecht C, de Vries SC, Hirt H, Nürnberger T. 2007. The BRI1-associated kinase 1, BAK1, has a brassinolide-independent role in plant cell-death control. Current Biology 17:1116-22.
7. Chinchilla D, Zipfel C, Robatzek S, Kemmerling B, Nürnberger T, Jones JD, Felix G, Boller T. 2007. A flagellin-induced complex of the receptor FLS2 and BAK1 initiates plant defence. Nature 448:497-500.
8. He P, Shan L, Lin NC, Martin GB, Kemmerling B, Nürnberger T, Sheen J. 2006. Specific bacterial suppressors of MAMP signaling upstream of MAPKKK in Arabidopsis innate immunity. Cell 125:563-75.
9. Brunner F, Rosahl S, Lee J, Rudd JJ, Geiler C, Kauppinen S, Rasmussen G, Scheel D, Nürnberger T. 2002. Pep-13, a plant defense-inducing pathogen-associated pattern from Phytophthora transglutaminases. EMBO Journal 21:6681-8.
10. Nürnberger T, Nennstiel D, Jabs T, Sacks WR, Hahlbrock K, Scheel D. 1994. High affinity binding of a fungal oligopeptide elicitor to parsley plasma membranes triggers multiple defense responses. Cell 78:449-60.

see https://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/fachbereiche/zentren/zmbp/res/plant-biochemistry/research-groups/nuernberger/#c63286
for a complete list of publications

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