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Harrie van Erp


Ph.D. in Genetics, Department of Genetics, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, U.S.A., 2007

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Plant Biology and Crop Science, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, United Kingdom


  1. van Erp, H., Kelly, A. A., Menard, G. and Eastmond, P. J. (2014). Multigene engineering of triacylglycerol metabolism boosts seed oil content in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 165(1): 30-36.
  2. Mendes, A., Kelly, A. A., van Erp, H., Shaw, E., Powers, S. J., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. (2013). bZIP67 regulates the omega-3 fatty acid content of Arabidopsis seed oil by activating fatty acid desaturase3. Plant Cell 25(8): 3104-3116.
  3. Kelly, A. A., van Erp, H., Quettier, A. L., Shaw, E., Menard, G., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. (2013). The sugar-dependent1 lipase limits triacylglycerol accumulation in vegetative tissues of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 162(3): 1282-1289.
  4. van Erp, H., Bates, P. D., Burgal, J., Shockey, J. and Browse, J. (2011). Castor phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase facilitates efficient metabolism of hydroxy fatty acids in transgenic Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 155(2): 683-693.
  5. van Erp, H. and Walton, J. D. (2009). Regulation of the cellulose synthase-like gene family by light in the maize mesocotyl. Planta 229(4): 885-897.
  6. van Erp, H. (2008). Cell Wall biosynthesis in Zea mays. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University (Publication nbr. 3298122).
  7. Chiba, Y., Johnson, M. A., Lidder, P., Vogel, J. T., van Erp, H. and Green, P. J. (2004). AtPARN is an essential poly(A) ribonuclease in Arabidopsis. Gene 328: 95-102.
  8. Vitha, S., Froehlich, J. E., Koksharova, O., Pyke, K. A., van Erp, H. and Osteryoung, K. W. (2003). ARC6 is a J-domain plastid division protein and an evolutionary descendant of the cyanobacterial cell division protein Ftn2. Plant Cell 15(8): 1918-1933.
  9. Shah, K., Gadella, T. W., Jr., van Erp, H., Hecht, V. and de Vries, S. C. (2001). Subcellular localization and oligomerization of the Arabidopsis thaliana somatic embryogenesis receptor kinase 1 protein. J Mol Biol 309(3): 641-655.
Protocols by Harrie van Erp
  1. Seed Storage Reserve Analysis