Jan Lohmann's CV and publications

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Curriculum Vitae

Academic education


Undergraduate studies of biology; Ludwig Maximilians Universtity, Munich

Diploma thesis “Cell-Cell-Communication in Hydra”, Ludwig Maximilians

Universtity, Munich; Advisor: Dr. T.C.G. Bosch

Ph.D. in developmental biology “Axis formation in the simple metazoan  
Hydra”, Ludwig Maximilians Universtity, Munich, and Friedrich Schiller

University, Jena; Advisor: Dr. T.C.G. Bosch

Postdoctoral fellow in plant genetics, Plant Biology Laboratory,

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA; Advisor Dr. D. Weigel


Professional appointments


Project Leader, Department of Molecular Biology,
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

Group Leader,
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Full Professor of Stem Cell Biology, University of Heidelberg







Honors and awards


Ph.D., “Summa cum Laude”


BASF Research Fellowship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


Award for best Ph.D. in Science, Ludwig Maximilians University,  Munich, Germany


Long-Term-Fellowship, HFSPO


Career Development Award, HFSPO


EMBO Young Investigator

2009 President´s Medal, Society of Experimental Biologists




Research articles:

  1. Zhao, Z., Andersen, S. U., Ljung, K., Dolezal, K., Miotk, A., Schultheiss, S. J., and Lohmann, J. U. (2010) Hormonal control of the shoot stem cell niche. Nature, 465, 1089-92.
  2. Busch, W., Miotk, A., Ariel, F. D., Zhao, Z., Forner, J., Daum, G., Suzaki, T., Schuster, C., Schultheiß, S. J., Leibfried, A., Haubeiß, S., Ha, N., Chan, R. L., and Lohmann, J. U. (2010) Transcriptional regulation of a plant stem cell niche. Developmental Cell, 18, 849-61.
  3. Buechel, S., Leibfried, A., To, J.P.C., Zhao, Z., Andersen, S. U., Kieber, J. J., and Lohmann, J. U. (2010) Role of A-type ARABIDOPSIS RESPONSE REGULATORS in meristem maintenance and regeneration. European Journal of Cell Biology, 89, 279-84.
  4. Schultheiss, S. J., Busch, W., Lohmann, J. U., Kohlbacher, O., and Rätsch, G. (2009) KIRMES: Kernel-based identification of regulatory modules in euchromatic sequences. Bioinformatics, 25, 2126-33.
  5. Maier, A. T., Stehling-Sun, S., Wollmann, H., Demar, M., Hong, R. L., Haubeiß, S., Weigel, D., and Lohmann, J. U. (2009) Dual roles of the bZIP transcription factor PERIANTHIA in the control of floral architecture and homeotic gene expression. Development, 136, 1613-20.
  6. Fulton, L., Batoux, M., Vaddepalli, P., Yadav, R. K., Busch, W., Andersen, S. U., Lohmann, J. U., and Schneitz, K. (2009) DETORQUEO, QUIRKY, and ZERZAUST Represent Novel Components Involved in Organ Development Mediated by the Receptor-like Kinase STRUBBELIG in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics, 5:e1000355.
  7. Geier, F., Lohmann J. U.*, Gerstung, M., Maier, A. T., Timmer J., and Fleck, C. (2008) A quantitative and dynamic model for plant stem cell regulation.  PLoS ONE, 3, e3553.     * corresponding author
  8. Skirycz, A., Radziejwoski, A., Busch, W., Hannah, M.A., Czeszejko, J., Kwasniewski, M., Zanor, M.I., Lohmann, J.U., De Veylder, L., Witt, I., Mueller-Roeber, B. (2008) DOF Transcription Factor OBP1 is Involved in Cell Cycle Regulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, 56, 779-92.
  9. Laubinger, S., Sachsenberg, T., Zeller, G., Busch, W., Lohmann, J.U., Rätsch, G., and Detlef Weigel (2008) Dual roles of the nuclear cap binding complex and SERRATE in pre-mRNA splicing and microRNA processing in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 105, 8795-800.
  10. Brüx, A. Liu, T.Y., Krebs, M., Stierhof, Y.D., Lohmann, J.U., Miersch, O., Wasternack, C., and Schumacher, K. (2008) Reduced V-ATPase activity in the trans-Golgi network causes oxylipindependent hypocotyl growth inhibition. Plant Cell, 20, 1088-100.
  11. Andersen, S. U., Buechel, S., Zhao, Z., Ljung, K., Novák, O., Busch, W., Schuster, C., and Lohmann, J. U. (2008) Requirement of B2-Type Cyclin Dependent Kinases for meristem integrity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell, 20, 88-100.
  12. Henz, S. R., Cumbie, J., Kasschau, K. D., Lohmann, J. U., Carrington, J. C., Weigel, D., Schmid, M. (2007) Distinct expression patterns of natural antisense transcripts in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 144, 1247–1255
  13. Levesque, M. P., Vernoux, T., Busch, W., Cui, H., Wang, J. Y., Blilou, I., Hassan, H., Nakajima, K., Matsumoto, N., Lohmann, J. U., Scheres, B., and Benfey, P. N. (2006) Whole-genome analysis of the SHORT-ROOT developmental pathway in Arabidopsis. PLoS Biology 4, 739-752.
  14. Wittlieb, J., Khalturin, K., Lohmann, J. U., Anton-Erxleben, F., and Bosch, T.C.G. (2006) Transgenic Hydra allow in vivo tracking of individual stem cells during morphogenesis in a basal metazoan. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 6208-6211.
  15. Leibfried, A., To, J. P. C., Stehling, S., Busch, W., Kehle, A., Demar, M., Kieber, J. J., and Lohmann, J. U. (2005) WUSCHEL controls meristem function by direct regulation of cytokinin inducible response regulators. Nature 438, 1172-1175.
  16. Wigge, P. A., Kim, M.C., Jaeger, K. E., Busch, W., Schmid, M., Lohmann, J. U., and Weigel, D. (2005) Integration of spatial and temporal information during floral induction in Arabidopsis. Science 309, 1056-1059.
  17. Schmid, M., Davison, T. S., Henz, S. R., Pape, U. J., Demar, M., Vingron, M., Schölkopf, B., Weigel, D., and Lohmann, J. U. (2005) A gene expression map of Arabidopsis thaliana development. Nature Genetics 37, 501-506.
  18. Schmid, M., Uhlenhaut, N. H., Godard, F., Demar, M., Bressan, R., Weigel, D., and Lohmann J. U. (2003) Dissection of floral induction pathways using global expression analysis. Development 130, 6001-6012.
  19. Bosch, T. C. G., Augustin, R., Gellner, K., Khalturin, K., and Lohmann, J. U. (2002) In vivo electroporation for genetic manipulations of whole Hydra polyps. Differentiation 70, 140-147.
  20. Lohmann, J. U., Hong, R., Hobe, M., Busch, M. A., Parcy, F., Simon, R., and Weigel, D. (2001) A molecular link between stem cell regulation and floral patterning in Arabidopsis. Cell 105, 793-803.
  21. Lohmann, J. U., and Bosch, T. C. G. (2000) The novel peptide HEADY specifies apical fate in a simple radially symmetric metazoan. Genes & Development 14, 2771-2777.
  22. Lohmann, J. U., Endl, I., and Bosch, T. C. G. (1999) Silencing of developmental genes in Hydra. Developmental Biology 214, 211-214.
  23. Hampe, W., Urny, J., Franke, I., Hoffmeister-Ullerich, S. A. H., Herrmann, D., Petersen, C. M., Lohmann, J., and Schaller, H. C. (1999) A head-activator binding protein is present in hydra in a soluble and a membrane-anchored form. Development 126, 4077-4086.
  24. Reinhardt, B., Frank, U., Gellner, K., Lohmann, J. U., and Bosch, T. C. G. (1999) High resolution, fluorescent-based differential display on a DNA sequencer followed by band excision. BioTechniques 27, 268-271.
  25. Endl, I., Lohmann, J. U., and Bosch, T. C. G. (1999) Head-specific gene expression in Hydra: Complexity of DNA-protein interactions at the promoter of ks1 is inversely correlated to the head activation potential. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 1445-1450.
  26. Takahashi T., Muneoka, Y., Lohmann, J., de Haro, M., Bosch, T. C. G., David, C., Bode, H., Koizumi, O., Shimizu, H., Hatta, M., Fujisawa, T., and Sugiyama, T. (1997) Systematic isolation of peptide signal molecules regulating development in hydra: LWamide and PW families. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94, 1241-1246.
  27. Lohmann, J., Schickle, H. P., and Bosch, T. C. G. (1995) REN, a rapid, efficient and non-radioactive method for differential display and isolation of mRNA. BioTechniques 18, 200-202.

Reviews and technical reports:

  1. Lohmann J.U. (2008) Plant Stem Cells: Divide et impera. In "Stem cells: from Hydra to man"; Springer Verlag.
  2. Busch, W., and Lohmann, J. U. (2007) Profiling a plant: Expression analysis in Arabidopsis. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 10, 136–141.
  3. Lohmann, J. U., and Weigel, D. (2004) From though nuts to touch-me-nots. Cell 116, 763-764.
  4. Lohmann, J. U., and Weigel, D. (2002) Building beauty. The genetic control of floral patterning. Developmental Cell 2, 135-142.
  5. Bosch, T. C. G., and Lohmann, J. U. (2000) Non-radioactive differential display of messenger RNA. Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook, 645-651 (ed. R. Rapley). Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  6. Lohmann, J., Schickle, H. P. and Bosch, T. C. G. (1999) Update to: REN, a rapid, efficient and non-radioactive method for differential display and mRNA isolation. BioTechniques Update Series. Expression genetics: Differential display, 327-328 (ed.  A. Pardee and M. McClelland), BioTechniques Books, Eaton Publishing, Westborough, MA
  7. Bosch, T. C. G., and Lohmann, J. U. (1998) Identification of differentially expressed genes by nonradioactive differential display of messenger RNA. Methods in Molecular Biology 86, 153-160 (ed. R. Rapley and D.L. Manning), Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  8. Lohmann, J. U., Solleder, G., und Bosch, T. C. G. (1997) Identifikation differentiell exprimierter Gene. Laborpraxis 10, 18-21.
  9. Bosch, T. C. G., Lohmann, J. (1997) Nonradioactive differential display of messenger RNA. Fingerprinting methods based on arbitrarily primed PCR: 295-304. Springer Lab Manual (ed. MR Micheli and R. Bova). Springer Verlag, Heidelberg
  10. Lohmann, J., Schickle, H. P., und Bosch, T. C. G. (1997) Nicht-radioaktive "Differential Display" PCR mit horizontalen Polyacrylamidgelen. Laborpraxis 2, 74-78.

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