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Tzvetina Brumbarova


Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2007

Current position

Senior researcher, Institute of Botany, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (since 2013)


  1. Brumbarova, T., Le, C. T., Ivanov, R. and Bauer, P. (2016). Regulation of ZAT12 protein stability: The role of hydrogen peroxide. Plant Signal Behav 11(2): e1137408.
  2. Le, C. T., Brumbarova, T., Ivanov, R., Stoof, C., Weber, E., Mohrbacher, J., Fink-Straube, C. and Bauer, P. (2016). ZINC FINGER OF ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA12 (ZAT12) Interacts with FER-LIKE IRON DEFICIENCY-INDUCED TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR (FIT) Linking Iron Deficiency and Oxidative Stress Responses. Plant Physiol 170(1): 540-557.
  3. Brumbarova, T., Bauer, P. and Ivanov, R. (2015). Molecular mechanisms governing Arabidopsis iron uptake. Trends Plant Sci 20(2): 124-133.
  4. Blum, A., Brumbarova, T., Bauer, P. and Ivanov, R. (2014). Hormone influence on the spatial regulation of IRT1 expression in iron-deficient Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Plant Signal Behav 9(4).
  5. Ivanov, R., Brumbarova, T., Blum, A., Jantke, A. M., Fink-Straube, C. and Bauer, P. (2014). SORTING NEXIN1 is required for modulating the trafficking and stability of the Arabidopsis IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER1. Plant Cell 26(3): 1294-1307.
  6. Ivanov, R., Brumbarova, T. and Bauer, P. (2012). Fitting into the harsh reality: regulation of iron-deficiency responses in dicotyledonous plants. Mol Plant 5(1): 27-42.
  7. Hotzer, B., Ivanov, R., Brumbarova, T., Bauer, P. and Jung, G. (2012). Visualization of Cu(2)(+) uptake and release in plant cells by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. FEBS J 279(3): 410-419.
  8. Lingam, S., Mohrbacher, J., Brumbarova, T., Potuschak, T., Fink-Straube, C., Blondet, E., Genschik, P. and Bauer, P. (2011). Interaction between the bHLH transcription factor FIT and ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3/ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3-LIKE1 reveals molecular linkage between the regulation of iron acquisition and ethylene signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23(5): 1815-1829.
  9. Brumbarova, T., Matros, A., Mock, H. P. and Bauer, P. (2008). A proteomic study showing differential regulation of stress, redox regulation and peroxidase proteins by iron supply and the transcription factor FER. Plant J 54(2): 321-334.
  10. Brumbarova, T. and Bauer, P. (2008). Iron uptake and transport in plants. In: Jaiwal, P. K., Singh, R. P. and Dhankher, O. P. (eds). Plant Membrane and vacuolar transporters, CABI, pp. 149-172.
  11. Brumbarova, T. and Bauer, P. (2005). Iron-mediated control of the basic helix-loop-helix protein FER, a regulator of iron uptake in tomato. Plant Physiol 137(3): 1018-1026.
  12. Bauer, P., Bereczky, Z., Brumbarova, T., Klatte, M. and Wang H. Y. (2004). Molecular Regulation of Iron Uptake in the Dicot Species Lycopersicon esculentum and Arabidopsis thaliana. Soil Sci Plant Nutr 50(7): 997-1001.
  13. Bauer, P., Thiel, T., Klatte, M., Bereczky, Z., Brumbarova, T., Hell, R. and Grosse, I. (2004). Analysis of sequence, map position, and gene expression reveals conserved essential genes for iron uptake in Arabidopsis and tomato. Plant Physiol 136(4): 4169-4183.
Protocols by Tzvetina Brumbarova
  1. Perls Staining for Histochemical Detection of Iron in Plant Samples