Publications during the entire funding period

*Asterisks indicate corresponding authors, FOR2092 project leaders in bold


Ackermann B, Dünschede B, Pietzenuk B, Justesen BH, Krämer U, Hofmann E, Günther Pomorski T, Schünemann D* (2021) Chloroplast ribosomes interact with the insertase Alb3 in the thylakoid membrane. Front. Plant Sci. 12: 781857.

Bersanini L, Allahverdiyeva Y, Battchikova N, Heinz S, Lespinasse M, Ruohisto E, Mustila H, Nickelsen J, Vass I, Aro E-M* (2017). Dissecting the photoprotective mechanism encoded by the flv4-2 operon: A distinct contribution of Sll0218 in photosystem II repair. Plant Cell Environ. 40: 378-389.

Bohne A-V, Schwenkert S, Grimm B, Nickelsen J* (2016). Roles of TPR proteins in biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus. Int. Rev. Cell Molec. Biol. 187-227.

Caroca, R., Howell, K. A., Malinova, I., Burgos, A., Tiller, N., Pellizzer, T., Annunziata, M. G., Hasse, C., Ruf, S., Karcher, D. and Bock, R* (2021). Knock-down of the plastid-encoded acetyl-CoA carboxylase gene uncovers functions in metabolism and development.Plant Physiol. 185: 1091-1110.

Chrysina M, Heyno E, Kutin Y, Reus M, Nilsson H, Nowaczyk MM, DeBeer S, Neese F, Messinger J, Lubitz W, Cox N* (2019) Five-coordinate Mn(IV) intermediate in the activation of nature's water splitting cofactor. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116: 16841-16846

Cormann KU, Bartsch M, Rogner M, Nowaczyk MM* (2014) Localization of the CyanoP binding site on photosystem II by surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. Front Plant Sci 5: 595

Cormann KU, Möller M, Nowaczyk MM* (2016) Critical Assessment of Protein Cross-Linking and Molecular Docking: An Updated Model for the Interaction Between Photosystem II and Psb27. Front Plant Sci 7: 157.

Crozet P, Navarro FJ, Willmund F, Mehrshahi P, Bakowski K, Lauersen KJ, Perez-Perez ME, Auroy P, Gorchs Rovira A, Sauret-Gueto S, Niemeyer J, Spaniol B, Theis J, Trosch R, Westrich LD, Vavitsas K, Baier T, Hubner W, de Carpentier F, Cassarini M, Danon A, Henri J, Marchand CH, de Mia M, Sarkissian K, Baulcombe DC, Peltier G, Crespo JL, Kruse O, Jensen PE, Schroda M*, Smith AG*, Lemaire SD* (2018). Birth of a photosynthetic chassis: a MoClo toolkit enabling Synthetic Biology in the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. ACS Synth Biol 7: 2074-2086.

Espinoza-Corral R, Heinz S, Klingl A, Jahns P, Lehmann M, Meurer J, Nickelsen J, Soll J, Schwenkert S* (2019) Plastoglobular protein 18 is involved in chloroplast function and thylakoid formation. J. Exp. Bot. 70: 3981-3993.Fan T, Roling L, Meiers A, Brings L, Ortega-Rodés P, Hedtke B, Grimm B* (2019) Complementation studies of the Arabidopsis fc1 mutant substantiate essential functions of ferrochelatase 1 during embryogenesis and salt stress. Plant Cell Environ. 42: 618-632.

García-Cerdán JG*, Furst AL, McDonald KL, Schünemann D, Francis MB, Niyogi KK* (2019) A thylakoid membrane-bound and redox-active rubredoxin (RBD1) functions in de novo assembly and repair of photosystem II. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 116: 16631-16640.

Gupta TK, Klumpe S, Gries K, Heinz S, Wietrzynski W, Ohnishi N, Niemeyer J, Spaniol B, Schaffer M, Rast A, Ostermeier M, Strauss M, Plitzko JM, Baumeister W, Rudack T, Sakamoto W, Nickelsen J, Schuller JM*, Schroda M*, Engel BD* (2021). Structural basis for VIPP1 oligomerization and maintenance of thylakoid membrane integrity. Cell 184: 3643-3659 e3623.

Heinz S, Liauw P, Nickelsen J*, Nowaczyk MM* (2016). Analysis of Photosystem II Biogenesis in Cyanobacteria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1857: 274-87.

Heinz S, Rast A, Shao L, Gutu A, Gügel IL, Heyno E, Labs M, Rengstl B, Viola S, Nowaczyk MM, Leister D, Nickelsen J* (2016). Thylakoid Membrane Architecture in Synechocystis Depends on CurT, a Homolog of the Granal CURVATURE THYLAKOID1 Proteins. Plant Cell. 28: 2238-2260.

Herbst J, Girke A, Hajirezaei MR, Hanke G, Grimm B* (2018) Potential roles of YCF54 and ferredoxin-NADPH reductase for magnesium protoporphyrin monomethylester cyclase. Plant J. 94: 485-496.

Hey D, Grimm B* (2020) ONE-HELIX PROTEIN1 and 2 Form Heterodimers to Bind Chlorophyll in Photosystem II Biogenesis. Plant Physiol. 183:179-193.

Hey D, Grimm B* (2018) ONE-HELIX PROTEIN2 (OHP2) Is Required for the Stability of OHP1 and Assembly Factor HCF244 and Is Functionally Linked to PSII Biogenesis. Plant Physiol. 177: 1453-1472.

Hey D, Ortega-Rodes P, Fan T, Schnurrer F, Brings L, Hedtke B, Grimm B* (2016) Transgenic Tobacco Lines Expressing Sense or Antisense FERROCHELATASE 1 RNA Show Modified Ferrochelatase Activity in Roots and Provide Experimental Evidence for Dual Localization of Ferrochelatase 1. Plant Cell Physiol. 57: 2576-2585.

Hristou A, Gerlach I, Stolle DS, Neumann J, Bischoff A, Dünschede B, Nowaczyk MM, Zoschke R, Schünemann D* (2019) Ribosome-associated chloroplast SRP54 enables efficient co-translational membrane insertion of key photosynthetic proteins. Plant Cell 31: 2734-2750.

Ji S, Siegel A, Shan SO, Grimm B*, Wang P* (2021) Chloroplast SRP43 autonomously protects chlorophyll biosynthesis proteins against heat shock. Nat Plants. 7:1420-1432.

Kudla, J. and Bock R* (2016). Lighting the way to protein-protein interactions: recommendations on best practices for bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) analyses. Plant Cell 28: 1002-1008.

Lambertz J, Liauw P, Whitelegge JP and Nowaczyk MM (2021) Mass spectrometry analysis of the photosystem II assembly factor Psb27 revealed variations in its lipid modification. Photosynth Res

Liauw P, Kannchen D, Gasper R, Dyczmons-Nowaczyk N, Nowaczyk MM, Hofmann E (2015) Cloning, expression, crystallization and preliminary X-ray studies of a superfolder GFP fusion of cyanobacterial Psb32. Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun 71: 409-413

Moebel E, Martinez-Sanchez A, Lamm L, Righetto RD, Wietrzynski W, Albert S, Larivière D, Fourmentin E, Pfeffer S, Ortiz J, Baumeister W, Peng T, Engel BD*, Kervrann C* (2021). Deep learning improves macromolecule identification in 3D cellular cryo-electron tomograms. Nature Methods. 18:1386–1394.

Moreno, J. C., Martínez-Jaime, S., Schwartzmann, J., Karcher, D., Tillich, M., Graf, A. and Bock, R* (2018). Temporal proteomics of inducible RNAi lines of Clp protease subunits identifies putative protease substrates.Plant Physiol. 176: 1485-1508.

Moreno, J. C., Tiller, N., Diez, M., Karcher, D., Tillich, M., Schöttler, M. A. and Bock, R* (2017). Generation and characterization of a collection of knock-down lines for the chloroplast Clp protease complex in tobacco. J. Exp. Bot. 68: 2199-2218.

Muranaka LS, Rutgers M, Bujaldon S, Heublein A, Geimer S, Wollman FA, Schroda M* (2016). TEF30 interacts with photosystem II monomers and is involved in the repair of photodamaged photosystem II in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology 170: 821-840.

Ostermeier M, Heinz S, Hamm J, Zabret J, Rast A, Klingl A, Nowaczyk MM, Nickelsen J* (2022). Thylakoid attachment to the plasma membrane in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 requires the AncM protein. The Plant Cell 34: 655-678.

Rast A, Heinz S, Nickelsen J* (2015). Biogenesis of thylakoid membranes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1847: 821-30.

Rast A, Schaffer M, Albert S, Wan W, Pfeffer S, Beck F, Plitzko JM, Nickelsen J*, Engel BD* (2019). Biogenic regions of cyanobacterial thylakoids form contact sites with the plasma membrane. Nat Plants. 5: 436-446.

Reiter B, Rosenhammer L, Marino G, Geimer S, Leister D, and Rühle T* (2021). AtCGL160 recruits chloroplast coupling factor 1. BioRxiv:

Reiter B, Vamvaka E, Marino G, Kleine T, Jahns P, Bolle C, Leister D, and Rühle T* (2020). The Arabidopsis Protein CGL20 Is Required for Plastid 50S Ribosome Biogenesis. Plant Physiol. 182: 1222–1238.

Rühle T*, Reiter B, and Leister D (2018). Chlorophyll Fluorescence Video Imaging: A Versatile Tool for Identifying Factors Related to Photosynthesis. Front. Plant Sci. 9: 1–13.

Rühle T, Dann M, Reiter B, Schünemann D, Naranjo B, Penzler JF, Kleine T, Leister D* (2021) PGRL2 triggers degradation of PGR5 in the absence of PGRL1. Nat Commun. 12(1): 3941.

Sandoval-Ibáñez, O., Sharma, A., Bykowski, M., Borràs-Gas, G., Behrendorff, J. B. Y. H., Mellor, S. B., Qvortrup, K., Verdonk, J. C., Bock, R Kowalewska, Ł. and Pribil, M* (2021). Curvature thylakoid 1 proteins modulate prolamellar body morphology and promote organized thylakoid biogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, e2113934118.

Schöttler, M. A., Thiele, W., Belkius, K., Bergner, S. V., Flügel, C., Wittenberg, G., Agrawal, S., Stegemann, S., Ruf, S. and Bock R* (2017) The plastid-encoded PsaI subunit stabilizes photosystem I during leaf senescence in tobacco. J Exp Bot 68: 1137-1155.

Schroda M* (2020). Phosphoinositides regulate chloroplast processes. Proc Natl Acad of Sci USA 117: 9154-9156.

Schuller JM*, Birrell JA, Tanaka H, Konuma T, Wulfhorst H, Cox N, Schuller SK, Thiemann J, Lubitz W, Sétif P, Ikegami T, Engel BD, Kurisu G*, Nowaczyk MM* (2019). Structural adaptations of photosynthetic complex I enable ferredoxin-dependent electron transfer. Science 363: 257-260.

Schuller JM*, Saura P, Thiemann J, Schuller SK, Gamiz-Hernandez AP, Kurisu G, Nowaczyk MM*, Kaila VRI* (2020) Redox-coupled proton pumping drives carbon concentration in the photosynthetic complex I Nature Communications 11:494

Spaniol B, Lang J, Venn B, Schake L, Sommer F, Mustas M, Geimer S, Wollman FA, Choquet Y, Muhlhaus T, Schroda M* (2022). Complexome profiling on the Chlamydomonas lpa2 mutant reveals insights into PSII biogenesis and new PSII associated proteins. J Exp Bot 73: 245-262.

Theis J, Gupta TK, Klingler J, Wan W, Albert S, Keller S*, Engel BD*, Schroda M* (2019). VIPP1 rods engulf membranes containing phosphatidylinositol phosphates. Scientific Reports 9: 8725.

Theis J, Lang J, Spaniol B, Ferte S, Niemeyer J, Sommer F, Zimmer D, Venn B, Mehr SF, Muhlhaus T, Wollman FA, Schroda M* (2019). The Chlamydomonas deg1c mutant accumulates proteins involved in high light acclimation. Plant Physiology 181: 1480-1497.

Theis J, Niemeyer J, Schmollinger S, Ries F, Rutgers M, Gupta TK, Sommer F, Muranaka LS, Venn B, Schulz-Raffelt M, Willmund F, Engel BD, Schroda M* (2020). VIPP2 interacts with VIPP1 and HSP22E/F at chloroplast membranes and modulates a retrograde signal for HSP22E/F gene expression. Plant, Cell & Environment 43: 1212-1229.

Theis J, Schroda M* (2016). Revisiting the photosystem II repair cycle. Plant Signal Behav 11: e1218587.

Trösch R, Mühlhaus T, Schroda M*, Willmund F (2015). ATP-dependent molecular chaperones in plastids--More complex than expected. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1847: 872-888.

Walter B, Hristou A, Nowaczyk MM, Schünemann D* (2015) In vitro reconstitution of cotranslational D1 insertion reveals a role of the cpSec/Alb3 translocase and Vipp1 in photosystem II biogenesis. Biochem. J. 468: 315-324.

Wang P, Richter AS, Kleeberg JRW, Geimer S, Grimm B* (2020) Post-translational coordination of chlorophyll biosynthesis and breakdown by BCMs maintains chlorophyll homeostasis during leaf development. Nat Commun. 11: 1254.

Wang P, Grimm B* (2021) Connecting Chlorophyll Metabolism with Accumulation of the Photosynthetic Apparatus. Trends Plant Sci. 26: 484-495.

Wang P, Liang FC, Wittmann D, Siegel A, Shan SO, Grimm B* (2018) Chloroplast SRP43 acts as a chaperone for glutamyl-tRNA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 115: E3588-E3596.

Wietrzynski W*, Engel BD* (2021). Chlorophyll biogenesis sees the light. Nature Plants 7:380–381.

Wietrzynski W, Schaffer M, Tegunov D, Albert S, Kanazawa A, Plitzko JM, Baumeister W, Engel BD* (2020). Charting the native architecture of Chlamydomonas thylakoid membranes with single-molecule precision. eLife 9: e53740.

Wittenberg, G., Järvi, S., Hojka, M., Tóth, S. Z., Meyer, E. H., Aro, E.-M., Schöttler, M. A. and Bock, R* (2017) Identification and characterization of a stable intermediate in photosystem I assembly in tobacco. Plant J. 90: 478-490.

Zabret J, Bohn S, Schuller SK, Arnolds O, Möller M, Meier-Credo J, Liauw P, Chan A, Tajkhorshid E, Langer JD, Stoll R, Krieger-Liszkay A, Engel BD, Rudack T*, Schuller JM*, Nowaczyk MM* (2021). Structural insights into photosystem II assembly. Nature Plants 7:524-538.

Ziehe D, Dünschede B, Schünemann D* (2018) Molecular mechanism of SRP-dependent light harvesting protein transport to the thylakoid membrane in plants. Photosynthesis Res. 138: 303-313.