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Sebastian Bartels


Ph.D., Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany, 2010

Current position

Postdoc research fellow in Professor Thomas Boller’s Lab, University of Basel


  1. Bartels, S., Lori, M., Mbengue, M., Verk, M., Klauser, D., Hander, T., Boni, R., Robatzek, S. and Boller, T. (2013). The family of AtPeps and their precursors in Arabidopsis: Differential expression and localization but similar induction of pattern-triggered immune responses. Journal of Experimental Botany In press
  2. Klauser, D., Flury, P., Boller, T. and Bartels, S. (2013). Several MAMPs, including chitin fragments, enhance AtPep-triggered oxidative burst independently of wounding. Plant Signal Behav 8(9).
  3. Flury, P., Klauser, D., Schulze, B., Boller, T. and Bartels, S. (2013). The anticipation of danger: microbe-associated molecular pattern perception enhances AtPep-triggered oxidative burst. Plant Physiol 161(4): 2023-2035.
  4. Muller, K., Levesque-Tremblay, G., Bartels, S., Weitbrecht, K., Wormit, A., Usadel, B., Haughn, G. and Kermode, A. R. (2013). Demethylesterification of cell wall pectins in Arabidopsis plays a role in seed germination. Plant Physiol 161(1): 305-316.
  5. Gonzalez Besteiro, M. A., Bartels, S., Albert, A. and Ulm, R. (2011). Arabidopsis MAP kinase phosphatase 1 and its target MAP kinases 3 and 6 antagonistically determine UV-B stress tolerance, independent of the UVR8 photoreceptor pathway. Plant J 68(4): 727-737.
  6. Anderson, J. C., Bartels, S., Gonzalez Besteiro, M. A., Shahollari, B., Ulm, R. and Peck, S. C. (2011). Arabidopsis MAP Kinase Phosphatase 1 (AtMKP1) negatively regulates MPK6-mediated PAMP responses and resistance against bacteria. Plant J 67(2): 258-268.
  7. Bartels, S., Gonzalez Besteiro, M. A., Lang, D. and Ulm, R. (2010). Emerging functions for plant MAP kinase phosphatases. Trends Plant Sci 15(6): 322-329.
  8. Stracke, R., Favory, J. J., Gruber, H., Bartelniewoehner, L., Bartels, S., Binkert, M., Funk, M., Weisshaar, B. and Ulm, R. (2010). The Arabidopsis bZIP transcription factor HY5 regulates expression of the PFG1/MYB12 gene in response to light and ultraviolet-B radiation. Plant Cell Environ 33(1): 88-103.
  9. Bartels, S., Anderson, J. C., Gonzalez Besteiro, M. A., Carreri, A., Hirt, H., Buchala, A., Metraux, J. P., Peck, S. C. and Ulm, R. (2009). MAP kinase phosphatase1 and protein tyrosine phosphatase1 are repressors of salicylic acid synthesis and SNC1-mediated responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 21(9): 2884-2897.
Protocols by Sebastian Bartels
  1. Pectin Methylesterase Activity Assay for Plant Material
  2. MAPK Phosphorylation Assay with Leaf Disks of Arabidopsis