Ueli Grossniklaus

portrait Prof. Ueli Grossniklaus

Universität Zürich
Institut für Pflanzen- und Mikrobiologie
Universität Zürich
Zollikerstrasse 107
CH-8008 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 634 82 40
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 634 82 11
Fax: +41 (0) 44 634 82 04
E-mail: grossnik(at)botinst.uzh.ch
URL Institution: www.uzh.ch/botinst/
Phone: +41 (0) 44 634 82 40
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 634 82 11
Fax: +41 (0) 44 634 82 04
E-mail: grossnik(at)botinst.uzh.ch
URL Institution: www.uzh.ch/botinst/

Additional functions:
Director, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
Director, Botanical Museum
Co-Director, University Research Priority Program "Evolution in Action"
Director, PhD Program "Science and Policy", Life Science Zürich Graduate School
Member, SNF Kommission "Förderungsprofessuren"
Member, Scientific Advisory Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany
Member, "Leitender Ausschuss" Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center
Member, "Ausschuss des Vorstandes", Verein "Forschung für Leben"

Key Publications of Ueli Grossniklaus (up to ten) :
Grossniklaus U. (2001) From sexuality to apomixis: molecular and genetic approaches. In Advances in Apomixis Research (Savidan Y, Carman J, Dresselhaus T, eds). CYMMIT Press, Mexico. pp. 168-211.

Spillane C, Curtis MD, Grossniklaus U. (2004) Apomixis technology development – virgin births in farmer’s fields? Nature Biotechnology 22: 687-91.

Curtis MD, Grossniklaus U (2005) Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) genome. In: Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (Meyers RA, ed), Wiley-VCH Publisher, Weinheim , Germany, pp 245-282.

Raissig MT, Baroux C, Grossniklaus U. (2011) Regulation and flexibility of genomic imprinting during seed development. Plant Cell 23: 16-26.

Marshall A, Aalen RB, Audenaert D, Beeckman T, Broadley MR, Butenko MA, Caño-Delgado AI, de Vries S, Dresselhaus T, Felix G, Graham NS, Foulkes J, Granier C, Greb T, Grossniklaus U, Hammond JP, Heidstra R, Hodgman C, Hothorn M, Inzé D, Ostergaard L, Russinova E, Simon R, Skirycz A, Stahl Y, Zipfel C, De Smet I. (2012) Tackling drought stress: receptor-like kinases present new approaches. Plant Cell 24: 2262-2278.

Hirsch S, Baumberger R, Grossniklaus U. (2012) Epigenetic variation, inheritance, and selection in plant populations.Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 77: 97-104.

Pires ND, Grossniklaus U. (2014) Different yet similar: evolution of imprinting in flowering plants and mammals. F1000Prime Rep 6: 63.

Grossniklaus U, Paro R (2014) Transcriptional silencing by Polycomb group proteins. In Epigenetics 2nd Edition (Jenuwein, Caparos, Reinberg, Allis, Lachner, eds), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, USA.

Schmidt A, Schmid MW, Grossniklaus U. (2015) Plant germline formation: common concepts and developmental flexibility in sexual and asexual reproduction. Development142: 229-41.

Sailer C, Schmid B, Grossniklaus U (2016) Apomixis allows the transgenerational fixation of phenotypes in hybrid plants. Curr Biol 26, 331-337.

Expertise of Ueli Grossniklaus:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic BiospherePlants
Topic Integrated SystemsLife Cycle
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Time FrameFuture
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Ueli Grossniklaus:
Forschung: Molekulare Grundlagen der Pflanzen-Morphogenese und Zelldifferentiation

Genetic and epigenetic changes in response to a changing environment
We are studying various aspects of plant reproduction in changing environments. Firstly, we are interested in how the mode of reproduction (sexual vs asexual) influences the success of establishment after deglaciation. Secondly, we are investigating genetic and epigenetic responses to divergent selection that is associated with habitat fragmentation. Finally, we are interested in the role epigenetic changes play in response to stress, and whether these influence the fitness of the progeny.

Last update: 5/23/18
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