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Diarmuid S. Ó’Maoiléidigh


Ph.D. in Plant Developmental Genetics, Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany


  1. Drost, H. G., Bellstadt, J., O'Maoileidigh, D. S., Silva, A. T., Gabel, A., Weinholdt, C., Ryan, P. T., Dekkers, B. J., Bentsink, L., Hilhorst, H. W., Ligterink, W., Wellmer, F., Grosse, I. and Quint, M. (2016). Postembryonic Hourglass Patterns Mark Ontogenetic Transitions in Plant Development. Mol Biol Evol.
  2. Wellmer F, Stewart D and Ó’Maoiléidigh DS. “My favourite flowering image: floral organs with trichomes.” (2015) J Exp Bot 66: 23
  3. Ryan, P. T. *, O'Maoileidigh, D. S. *, Drost, H. G., Kwasniewska, K., Gabel, A., Grosse, I., Graciet, E., Quint, M. and Wellmer, F. (2015). Patterns of gene expression during Arabidopsis flower development from the time of initiation to maturation. BMC Genomics 16: 488. (* Equal Contributions)
  4. O'Maoileidigh, D. S., Thomson, B., Raganelli, A., Wuest, S. E., Ryan, P. T., Kwasniewska, K., Carles, C. C., Graciet, E. and Wellmer, F. (2015). Gene network analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana flower development through dynamic gene perturbations. Plant J 83(2): 344-358.
  5. Ó’Maoiléidigh DS, Graciet E, and Wellmer F. (2014) Genetic control of Arabidopsis flower development. Advances in Botanical Research 72. (Elselvier)
  6. Pajoro, A., Madrigal, P., Muino, J. M., Matus, J. T., Jin, J., Mecchia, M. A., Debernardi, J. M., Palatnik, J. F., Balazadeh, S., Arif, M., O'Maoileidigh, D. S., Wellmer, F., Krajewski, P., Riechmann, J. L., Angenent, G. C. and Kaufmann, K. (2014). Dynamics of chromatin accessibility and gene regulation by MADS-domain transcription factors in flower development. Genome Biol 15(3): R41.
  7. O'Maoileidigh, D. S. and Wellmer, F. (2014). A floral induction system for the study of early Arabidopsis flower development. Methods Mol Biol 1110: 307-314.
  8. Graciet, E., O'Maoileidigh, D. S. and Wellmer, F. (2014). Next-generation sequencing applied to flower development: ChIP-Seq. Methods Mol Biol 1110: 413-429.
  9. O'Maoileidigh, D. S., Graciet, E. and Wellmer, F. (2014). Gene networks controlling Arabidopsis thaliana flower development. New Phytol 201(1): 16-30.
  10. DS, O. M. *, Wuest, S. E. *, Rae, L., Raganelli, A., Ryan, P. T., Kwasniewska, K., Das, P., Lohan, A. J., Loftus, B., Graciet, E. and Wellmer, F. (2013). Control of reproductive floral organ identity specification in Arabidopsis by the C function regulator AGAMOUS. Plant Cell 25(7): 2482-2503. (* Equal Contributions)
  11. Wuest, S. E. *, O'Maoileidigh, D. S. *, Rae, L., Kwasniewska, K., Raganelli, A., Hanczaryk, K., Lohan, A. J., Loftus, B., Graciet, E. and Wellmer, F. (2012). Molecular basis for the specification of floral organs by APETALA3 and PISTILLATA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(33): 13452-13457. (* Equal Contributions)
  12. Graciet, E., Walter, F., O'Maoileidigh, D. S., Pollmann, S., Meyerowitz, E. M., Varshavsky, A. and Wellmer, F. (2009). The N-end rule pathway controls multiple functions during Arabidopsis shoot and leaf development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(32): 13618-13623.
Protocols by Diarmuid S. Ó’Maoiléidigh
  1. Strategies for Performing Dynamic Gene Perturbation Experiments in Flowers