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Christian  Sailer

Christian Sailer


Dr. sc. nat. in Plant Biology, Faculty of Science, Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zürich, 2013
Mag. rer. nat. in Genetics, Gregor Mendel Institute of the Academy of Science, University of Vienna, 2008

Current position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA


  1. Singh, A. K., Bashir, T., Sailer, C., Gurumoorthy, V., Ramakrishnan, A. M., Dhanapal, S., Grossniklaus, U. and Baskar, R. (2015). Parental age affects somatic mutation rates in the progeny of flowering plants. Plant Physiol 168(1): 247-257.
  2. Schmidt, A., Schmid, M. W., Klostermeier, U. C., Qi, W., Guthorl, D., Sailer, C., Waller, M., Rosenstiel, P. and Grossniklaus, U. (2014). Apomictic and sexual germline development differ with respect to cell cycle, transcriptional, hormonal and epigenetic regulation. PLoS Genet 10(7): e1004476.
  3. Bashir, T., Sailer, C., Gerber, F., Loganathan, N., Bhoopalan, H., Eichenberger, C., Grossniklaus, U. and Baskar, R. (2014). Hybridization alters spontaneous mutation rates in a parent-of-origin-dependent fashion in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 165(1): 424-437.
  4. Sailer, C., Schmid, B., Stöcklin, J. and Grossniklaus, U. (2014). Sexual Hieracium pilosella plants are better inter-specific, while apomictic plants are better intra-specific competitors. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 16(2): 43-51.
  5. Lindner, H., Raissig, M. T., Sailer, C., Shimosato-Asano, H., Bruggmann, R. and Grossniklaus, U. (2012). SNP-Ratio Mapping (SRM): identifying lethal alleles and mutations in complex genetic backgrounds by next-generation sequencing. Genetics 191(4): 1381-1386.
  6. Halaschek-Wiener, J., Amirabbasi-Beik, M., Monfared, N., Pieczyk, M., Sailer, C., Kollar, A., Thomas, R., Agalaridis, G., Yamada, S., Oliveira, L., Collins, J. A., Meneilly, G., Marra, M. A., Madden, K. M., Le, N. D., Connors, J. M. and Brooks-Wilson, A. R. (2009). Genetic variation in healthy oldest-old. PLoS One 4(8): e6641.
Protocols by Christian Sailer
  1. Determination of the Developmental Origin of Seeds Containing Endosperm Using Flow Cytometric Analysis