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Anja Schmidt


Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2004

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Institute of Plant Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Schmidt, A., Schmid, M. W. and Grossniklaus, U. (2015). Plant germline formation: common concepts and developmental flexibility in sexual and asexual reproduction. Development 142(2): 229-241.
  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. Schmidt, A., Wohrmann, H. J., Raissig, M. T., Arand, J., Gheyselinck, J., Gagliardini, V., Heichinger, C., Walter, J. and Grossniklaus, U. (2013). The Polycomb group protein MEDEA and the DNA methyltransferase MET1 interact to repress autonomous endosperm development in Arabidopsis. Plant J 73(5): 776-787.
  4. Wohrmann, H. J., Gagliardini, V., Raissig, M. T., Wehrle, W., Arand, J., Schmidt, A., Tierling, S., Page, D. R., Schob, H., Walter, J. and Grossniklaus, U. (2012). Identification of a DNA methylation-independent imprinting control region at the Arabidopsis MEDEA locus. Genes Dev 26(16): 1837-1850.
  5. Schmidt, A., Schmid, M. W. and Grossniklaus, U. (2012). Analysis of plant germline development by high-throughput RNA profiling: technical advances and new insights. Plant J 70(1): 18-29.
  6. Schmid, M. W., Schmidt, A., Klostermeier, U. C., Barann, M., Rosenstiel, P. and Grossniklaus, U. (2012). A powerful method for transcriptional profiling of specific cell types in eukaryotes: laser-assisted microdissection and RNA sequencing. PLoS One 7(1): e29685.
  7. Schmidt, A., Wuest, S. E., Vijverberg, K., Baroux, C., Kleen, D. and Grossniklaus, U. (2011). Transcriptome analysis of the Arabidopsis megaspore mother cell uncovers the importance of RNA helicases for plant germline development. PLoS Biol 9(9): e1001155.
  8. Wuest, S. E., Vijverberg, K., Schmidt, A., Weiss, M., Gheyselinck, J., Lohr, M., Wellmer, F., Rahnenfuhrer, J., von Mering, C. and Grossniklaus, U. (2010). Arabidopsis female gametophyte gene expression map reveals similarities between plant and animal gametes. Curr Biol 20(6): 506-512.
Protocols by Anja Schmidt
  1. Determination of the Developmental Origin of Seeds Containing Endosperm Using Flow Cytometric Analysis