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<h3><font style="color:#31B404;">Research</font></h3>
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The goal of the Pecinka lab is to understand molecular mechanisms shaping plant genomes. To this end we use the model plant ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' and several other ''Brassicaceae'' and analyze them by using forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods.
 
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Pecinka lab is hosted by the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/10574/koornneef-dpt Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics] at the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/2169/en Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research] in Cologne, Germany.
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The Pecinka lab is hosted by the [http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/2169/en Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research] in Cologne, Germany.
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Our goal is to understand molecular and evolutionary mechanisms shaping plant genomes and epigenomes. We analyze how DNA sequence and chromatin changes are generated by endo- and exogenous factors and how these forces are balanced by the genome repair and epigenetic mechanisms. For our research we use ''Arabidopsis thaliana'', several other ''Brassicaceae'', selected crops and analyze them by forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods.
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<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Lab Members</font></h3>
<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Lab Members</font></h3>
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Ahmed_Abdelsamad|Ahmed Abdelsamad]]
 
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Chun Hsin Liu|Chun Hsin Liu (Phoebe)]]
 
*[[Pecinka_lab:Ales_Pecinka|Ales Pecinka]]
*[[Pecinka_lab:Ales_Pecinka|Ales Pecinka]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Bjoern_Pietzenuk|Björn Pietzenuk]]
 
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Thomas_Piofczyk|Thomas Piofczyk]]
 
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<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Guest Scientists</font></h3>
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Mariana_Diaz|Mariana Andrea Diaz Smoje]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Nawratan_Bagwan|Navratan Bagwan]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Annelotte_van_Dieren|Annelotte van Dieren]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Sabine_Le_Gall|Sabine Le Gall]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Andreas_Finke|Andreas Finke]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Tobias_Zbik|Tobias Zbik]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Karin_Kruska|Karin Kruska]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Kashif Nawaz|Kashif Nawaz]]
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*[[Pecinka_lab:Fen_Yang|Fen Yang]]
<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Technitians</font></h3>
<h3><font style="color:#4169E1;">Technitians</font></h3>
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<h3><font style="color:#FF8C00;">Recent Publications</font></h3>  
<h3><font style="color:#FF8C00;">Recent Publications</font></h3>  
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*de Meaux J, Pecinka A. The Arabidopsis genus: An emerging model to elucidate the molecular basis of interspecific differences in transposable element activity. Mobile Genetic Elements 2:142-144 (2012). [[media:deMeaux-MES-2012.pdf| PDF]]
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*Willing E.M., Piofczyk T., Albert A., Winkler J.B., Schneeberger K., Pecinka A. (2016): UVR2 ensures transgenerational genome stability under simulated natural UV-B in ''Arabidopsis thaliana''. Nature Communications 7:13522. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13522. [http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13522 Open access]
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*Pecinka A, Mittelsten Scheid O. Stress-induced chromatin changes: A critical view on their heritability. Plant Cell Physiology doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcs044 (2012). [[media:Pecinka-PCP-2012.pdf| PDF]]
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*Pietzenuk B., Markus C., Gaubert H., Bagwan N., Merotto A., Bucher E., Pecinka A. (2016): Recurrent evolution of heat-responsiveness in Brassicaceae COPIA elements. Genome Biology 17:209 DOI: 10.1186/s13059-016-1072-3 [https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-016-1072-3 Open access]
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*Alcázar R, Pecinka A, Aarts MGM, Fransz PF, Koornneef M. Signals of speciation within Arabidopsis thaliana in comparison with its relatives. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15:205-211 (2012). [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369526612000039 abstract]
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*Baroux C., Pecinka A., Fuchs J., Kreth G., Schubert I., Grossniklaus I. (2016): Non-random chromosome arrangement in triploid endosperm nuclei. Chromosoma doi:10.1007/s00412-016-0578-5 [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00412-016-0578-5 Open access]
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*Pecinka A, Fang W, Rehmsmeier M, Levy AA, Mittelsten Scheid O. Polyploidization increases meiotic recombination frequency in Arabidopsis. BMC Biology 9:24 (2011). [[media:Pecinka-BMCPB-2011.pdf| PDF]]
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*Rawat V., Abdelsamad A., Pietzenuk B., Seymour D.K., Koenig D., Weigel D., Pecinka A., Schneeberger K. (2015): Improving the Annotation of Arabidopsis lyrata Using RNA-Seq Data. PLoS One 10(9):e0137391. [http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0137391 Open access]
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<h3><font style="color:red">News</font></h3>
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*2013-02-05: Next-generation sequencing grant from the Max Planck Society approved for funding.
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*2016-12-01: Fast mutation accumulation under natural UV-B without pyrimidine dimer repair. See more in our new paper [http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13522 Open access]
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*2013-02-05 - 07: Pecinka lab organizes COST Action UV4Growth school "Molecular toolkit for applied UV-B research"
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*2016-11-01: Karin and Annelotte start their master works in the group.
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*2012-11-27: [[media: Post-doc-Pecinka_lab.pdf| Post-doc position in the "Analysis of two Australian crucifers as models for comparative -omics" is available in the Pecinka lab.]]
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*2016-10-11: Transposons and heat stress. Read about evolution of heat responsiveness in ''ONSEN'' and other TEs groups in our latest paper [https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-016-1072-3 Open access]
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*2016-09-15: Fen Yang joins the lab as new PhD student. Welcome in Cologne!
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*2016-08-30: Priscilla successfully defended her B.Sc. work. Congratulations!
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Research

The Pecinka lab is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany.


Our goal is to understand molecular and evolutionary mechanisms shaping plant genomes and epigenomes. We analyze how DNA sequence and chromatin changes are generated by endo- and exogenous factors and how these forces are balanced by the genome repair and epigenetic mechanisms. For our research we use Arabidopsis thaliana, several other Brassicaceae, selected crops and analyze them by forward and reverse genetics, molecular, biochemical, cytogenetic and bioinformatic methods. read more...

Lab Members

Technitians


see complete list...



Recent Publications

  • Willing E.M., Piofczyk T., Albert A., Winkler J.B., Schneeberger K., Pecinka A. (2016): UVR2 ensures transgenerational genome stability under simulated natural UV-B in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Communications 7:13522. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13522. Open access
  • Pietzenuk B., Markus C., Gaubert H., Bagwan N., Merotto A., Bucher E., Pecinka A. (2016): Recurrent evolution of heat-responsiveness in Brassicaceae COPIA elements. Genome Biology 17:209 DOI: 10.1186/s13059-016-1072-3 Open access
  • Baroux C., Pecinka A., Fuchs J., Kreth G., Schubert I., Grossniklaus I. (2016): Non-random chromosome arrangement in triploid endosperm nuclei. Chromosoma doi:10.1007/s00412-016-0578-5 Open access
  • Rawat V., Abdelsamad A., Pietzenuk B., Seymour D.K., Koenig D., Weigel D., Pecinka A., Schneeberger K. (2015): Improving the Annotation of Arabidopsis lyrata Using RNA-Seq Data. PLoS One 10(9):e0137391. Open access

News

  • 2016-12-01: Fast mutation accumulation under natural UV-B without pyrimidine dimer repair. See more in our new paper Open access
  • 2016-11-01: Karin and Annelotte start their master works in the group.
  • 2016-10-11: Transposons and heat stress. Read about evolution of heat responsiveness in ONSEN and other TEs groups in our latest paper Open access
  • 2016-09-15: Fen Yang joins the lab as new PhD student. Welcome in Cologne!
  • 2016-08-30: Priscilla successfully defended her B.Sc. work. Congratulations!






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