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Publication Prize

Congratulations to Roman Herzog for winning the 2019 publication prize on the publication below!

 tdot19-700-reducedRoman Herzog, Nikolai Peschek, Kathrin S. Fröhlich, Kilian Schumacher and Kai Papenfort. "Three autoinducer molecules act in concert to control virulence gene expression in Vibrio cholerae." Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Apr 8;47(6):3171-3183. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1320.

In the picture: Speaker of the LSM, Christof Osman; award winner Roman Herzog and coordinator of the programme, Francisca Rosa Mende. (left to right)

Criteria for acceptance to take part in the annual LSM publication prize 2020:

  •  publications must have been accepted for publication in 2019;
  •  you must be or have been a LSM doctoral candidate, when you submitted the paper for publication;
  •  you must have a summary explaining why your publication is important and special within your field of biosciences, together with the publication;
  •  deadline: 31.05.2020
  •  submission of these must be made in PDF format to the LSM office;
  •  the LSM board members will be responsible for the final decisions.

Please note that the 2020 award will be announced at the Open house day event 2020 (date TBC)



  • Huber, M., Fröhlich, K. S., Radmer, J., & Papenfort, K. “Switching fatty acid metabolism by an RNA-controlled feed forward loop.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2020 Mar 19
  • Venado, R. E., Liang, J., & Marín, M. “Chapter Four - Rhizobia infection, a journey to the inside of plant cells.” Adv Bot Res, 94, 97-118. 2020
  • Schäfer K, Künzler P, Schneider K, Klingl A, Eubel H, & Carrie C. “The Plant Mitochondrial TAT Pathway Is Essential for Complex III Biogenesis.” Current Biology. 2020 Feb 20


  • Eisa A, Bölter B, Schwenkert S. "The ACT domain in chloroplast precursor-phosphorylating STY kinases binds metabolites and allosterically regulates kinase activity." J Biol Chem. 2019 Oct 8
  • Liang J, Klingl A, Lin Y, Boul E, Thomas-Oates J, Marín M. (2019). A subcompatible Rhizobium strain reveals infection duality in Lotus, J Exp Bot, 70, 1903–1913,
  • Becker, S., Feldman, J., Wiedemann, S., Okamura, H., Schneider, C., Iwan, K., Crisp, A., Rossa, M., Amatov, T., Carell, T. " Unified prebiotically plausible synthesis of pyrimidine and purine RNA ribonucleotides". Science. 2019 Oct 4
  • Okamura, H.*, Crisp, A.*, Hübner, S., Becker, S., Rovó, P., Carell, T. "proto-Urea-RNA (Wöhler RNA) containing unusually stable urea nucleosides". Angew. Chem. 2019 Oct 1
  • Toro‐Nahuelpan, M., Corrales‐Guerrero, L., Zwiener, T., Osorio‐Valeriano, M., Müller, F. D., Plitzko, J. M., Bamkamp M., Thanbichler M. & Schüler, D."A gradient‐forming MipZ protein mediating the control of cell division in the magnetotactic bacterium Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense." Molecular microbiology 2019 Aug 16
  • Peschek, N., Hoyos, M., Herzog, R., Förstner, K. U., & Papenfort, K. "A conserved RNA seed‐pairing domain directs small RNA‐mediated stress resistance in enterobacteria." The EMBO journal. 2019 Aug 15
  • Espinoza-Corral R, Heinz S, Klingl A, Jahns P, Lehmann M, Meurer J, Nickelsen J, Soll J, Schwenkert S. "Plastoglobular protein 18 is involved in chloroplast function and thylakoid formation." J Exp Bot. 2019 Aug 7
  • Mitterreiter MJ, Bosch FA, Brylok T, Schwenkert S. "The ER luminal C-terminus of AtSec62 is critical for male fertility and plant growth in Arabidopsis thaliana." Plant J. 2019 Jul 29.
  • Toro-Nahuelpan M, Giacomelli G, Raschdorf O, Borg S, Plitzko JM, Bramkamp M, Schüler D and Müller, FD "MamY is a membrane-bound protein that aligns magnetosomes and the motility axis of helical magnetotactic bacteria." Nature microbiology 2019 Jul 29
  • Guan L, Denkert N, Eisa A, Lehmann M, Sjuts I, Weiberg A, Soll J, Meinecke M, Schwenkert S. "JASSY, a chloroplast outer membrane protein required for jasmonate biosynthesis." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 May 21
  • Van der Wal, S., Smit, N. J., and Hadfield, A.K. "Review of the fish parasitic genus Elthusa Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cymothoidae) from South Africa, including the description of three new species." ZooKeys. 2019 Apr 23
  • Erpf AC, Stenzel L, Memar N, Antoniolli M, Osepashvili M, Schnabel R, Conradt B, Mikeladze-Dvali T. " PCMD-1 organizes centrosome matrix assembly in C. elegans". Current Biology. 2019 Ap 22
  • Schädel, M., Pazinato, P. G., van der Wal, S., & Haug, J. T. "A fossil tanaidacean crustacean from the Middle Jurassic of southern Germany." Palaeodiversity. 2019 Apr 12
  • Pfeiffer, D., Toro-Nahuelpan, M., Bramkamp, M., Plitzko, J. M., & Schüler, D. "The Polar Organizing Protein PopZ Is Fundamental for Proper Cell Division and Segregation of Cellular Content in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense." mBio. 2019 Mar 12
  • van der Wal, S., and Haug, J. T. "Letter to the editor referencing “The apparent kleptoparasitism in fish-parasitic gnathiid isopods” Parasitology research. 2019 Feb 27
  • Mechela A, Schwenkert S, Soll J. "A brief history of thylakoid biogenesis." Open Biol. 2019 Jan 31
  • Herzog R, Peschek N, Fröhlich KS, Schumacher K, Papenfort K. "Three autoinducer molecules act in concert to control virulence gene expression in Vibrio cholerae." Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 15.


  • Mishra, N., Wei, H., & Conradt, B. “Caenorhabditis elegans ced-3 Caspase Is Required for Asymmetric Divisions That Generate Cells Programmed To Die.” Genetics. 2018 Nov 4.
  • Liang J*, Hoffrichter A*, Brachmann A, Marín M (2018). Complete genome of Rhizobium leguminosarum Norway, an ineffective Lotus micro-symbiont, Stand Genomic Sci, 13:36
  • Herzog R, Papenfort K. "Transcriptomic Approaches for Studying Quorum Sensing in Vibrio cholerae." Methods Enzymol. 2018 Oct 24.
  • Becker S, Schneider C, Crisp A, Carell T. "Non-canonical nucleosides and chemistry of the emergence of life." Nat Commun 2018 Dec 12.
  • Villella VR, Venerando A, Cozza G, Esposito S, Ferrari E, Monzani R, Spinella MC, Oikonomou V, Renga G, Tosco A, Rossin F, Guido S, Silano M, Garaci E, Chao YK, Grimm C, Luciani A, Romani L, Piacentini M, Raia V, Kroemer G, Maiuri L. "A pathogenic role for cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator in celiac disease." EMBO J. 2018 Nov 29.
  • Kolli R, Soll J, Carrie C. "OXA2b is crucial for proper membrane insertion of COX2 during biogenesis of complex IV in plant mitochondria." Plant Physiol. 2018 Nov 28.
  • Plesch E, Chen CC, Butz E, Scotto Rosato A, Krogsaeter EK, Yinan H, Bartel K, Keller M, Robaa D, Teupser D, Holdt LM, Vollmar AM, Sippl W, Puertollano R, Medina D, Biel M, Wahl-Schott C, Bracher F, Grimm C. "Selective agonist of TRPML2 reveals direct role in chemokine release from innate immune cells." Elife. 2018 Nov 27;7.
  • Schmid LM, Ohler L, Möhlmann T, Brachmann A, Muiño JM, Leister D, Meurer J, Manavski N. "PUMPKIN, the sole Plastid UMP Kinase, Associates with Group II Introns and Alters Their Metabolism." Plant Physiol. 2018 Nov 8.
  • Krogsaeter EK, Biel M, Wahl-Schott C, Grimm C. "The protein interaction networks of mucolipins and two-pore channels." Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res. 2018 Nov 2.
  • Patil M, Seifert S, Seiler F, Soll J, Schwenkert S. "FZL is primarily localized to the inner chloroplast membrane however influences thylakoid maintenance." Plant Mol Biol. 2018 Jul;97
  • Crisp A, Carell T. "Rethinking the tools of the RNA world." Elife. 2018 Jun 15;7.
  • Manavski, N., Schmid, L.M., and Meurer, J. "RNA-stabilization factors in chloroplasts of vascular plants." Essays Biochem. 2018 Apr 13;62(1):51-64.
  • Schneider C, Becker S, Okamura H, Crisp A, Amatov T, Stadlmeier M, Carell T. "Noncanonical RNA Nucleosides as Molecular Fossils of an Early Earth-Generation by Prebiotic Methylations and Carbamoylations." Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018 Mar 13;57(1):1-5.
  • Kolli R, Soll J, Carrie C. "Plant Mitochondrial Inner Membrane Protein Insertion." Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Feb 24;19(2).
  • Nickel C, Horneff R, Heermann R, Neumann B, Jung K, Soll J, Schwenkert S. "Phosphorylation of the outer membrane mitochondrial protein OM64 influences protein import into mitochondria." Mitochondrion. 2018 Jan 27.
  • Mickoleit, F., Borkner, C. B., Toro-Nahuelpan, M., Herold, H. M., Maier, D. S., Plitzko, J. M., Scheibel, T. & Schüler, D. "In vivo coating of bacterial magnetic nanoparticles by magnetosome expression of spider silk-inspired peptides." Biomacromolecules. 2018 Jan 22
  • Becker S, Schneider C, Okamura H, Crisp A, Amatov T, Dejmek M, Carell T. "Wet-dry cycles enable the parallel origin of canonical and non-canonical nucleosides by continuous synthesis." Nat Commun. 2018 Jan 11;9(1):163.


  • Chao YK, Schludi V, Chen CC, Butz E, Nguyen ONP, Müller M, Krüger J, Kammerbauer C, Ben-Johny M, Vollmar AM, Berking C, Biel M, Wahl-Schott CA, Grimm C. "TPC2 polymorphisms associated with a hair pigmentation phenotype in humans result in gain of channel function by independent mechanisms." PNAS. 2017 Oct 10;114(41):E8595-E8602.
  • Meurer J, Schmid LM, Stoppel R, Leister D, Brachmann A, Manavski N. "PALE CRESS binds to plastid RNAs and facilitates the biogenesis of the 50S ribosomal subunit." Plant J. 2017 Aug 14.
  • Bach JN, Giacomelli G, Bramkamp M. "Sample Preparation and Choice of Fluorophores for Single and Dual Color Photo-Activated Localization Microscopy (PALM) with Bacterial Cells." Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1563:129-141.
  • Chen CC, Cang C, Fenske S, Butz E, Chao YK, Biel M, Ren D, Wahl-Schott C, Grimm C. "Patch-clamp technique to characterize ion channels in enlarged individual endolysosomes." Nat Protoc. 2017 Aug;12(8):1639-1658.
  • Chen CC, Butz ES, Chao YK, Grishchuk Y, Becker L, Heller S, Slaugenhaupt SA, Biel M, Wahl-Schott C, Grimm C. "Small Molecules for Early Endosome-Specific Patch Clamping." Cell Chem Biol. 2017 Jul 20;24(7):907-916.
  • Zahn C, Keller K, Toro-Nahuelpan M, Dorscht P, Gross W, Laumann M, Gekle S, Zimmermann W, Schüler D, Kress H. "Measurement of the magnetic moment of single Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense cells by magnetic tweezers." Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 15;7(1):3558.
  • Böhm K, Meyer F, Rhomberg A, Kalinowski J, Donovan C, Bramkamp M. "Novel Chromosome Organization Pattern in Actinomycetales-Overlapping Replication Cycles Combined with Diploidy." MBio. 2017 Jun 6;8(3).
  • Böhm S, Riedmayr LM, Nguyen ONP, Gießl A, Liebscher T, Butz ES, Schön C, Michalakis S, Wahl-Schott C, Biel M, Becirovic E. "Peripherin-2 and Rom-1 have opposing effects on rod outer segment targeting of retinitis pigmentosa-linked peripherin-2 mutants." Sci Rep. 2017 May 24;7(1):2321.
  • Christina Nagler, Joachim T. Haug, Henrik Glenner, John Buckeridge. "Litholepas klausreschi gen. et sp. nov., a new neolepadine barnacle (Cirripedia, Thoracica) on a sponge from the Upper Jurassic lithographic limestone’s of southern Germany." Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen. 2017 Apr;284: 29–42.
  • Nguyen ON*, Grimm C*, Schneider LS, Chao YK, Atzberger C, Bartel K, Watermann A, Ulrich M, Mayr D, Wahl-Schott C, Biel M, Vollmar AM. "Two-Pore Channel Function Is Crucial for the Migration of Invasive Cancer Cells." Cancer Res. 2017 Mar 15;77(6):1427-1438.
  • Nagler C, Hyžný M, Haug JT. "168 million years old "marine lice" and the evolution of parasitism within isopods." BMC Evol Biol. 2017 Mar 9;17(1):76.naglers isopod

    Micro-computed tomography of the fossil isopod Urda rostrata. Source: C. Nagler, LMU

  • J.M. Starck, A. Neul, V. Schmidt, T. Kolb, S. Franz-Guess, D. Balcecean, M. Pees. "Morphology and Morphometry of the Lung in Corn Snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) Infected with Three Different Strains of Ferlavirus." J Comp Pathol. 2017 Mar 8 (in press)
  • Sjuts I, Soll J and Bölter B. "Import of Soluble Proteins into Chloroplasts and Potential Regulatory Mechanisms." Front. Plant Sci. 2017 Feb 8;8:168. (Review article)
  • Schubert K, Sieger B, Meyer F, Giacomelli G, Böhm K, Rieblinger A, Lindenthal L, Sachs N, Wanner G, Bramkamp M. "The Antituberculosis Drug Ethambutol Selectively Blocks Apical Growth in CMN Group Bacteria." MBio. 2017 Feb 7;8(1). pii: e02213-16


  • Toro-Nahuelpan M, Müller FD, Klumpp S, Plitzko JM, Bramkamp M, and Schüler D. "Segregation of prokaryotic magnetosomes organelles is driven by treadmilling of a dynamic actin-like MamK filament." BMC Biol. 2016 Oct 12;14(1):88.
  • Sandra Franz-Guess, J. Matthias Starck. "Histological and ultrastructural analysis of the respiratory tracheae of Galeodes granti (Chelicerata: Solifugae)." Arthropod Struct Dev. 2016 Sep;45(5):452-461.
  • Sandra Franz-Guess, Bastian-Jesper Klußmann-Fricke, Christian S. Wirkner, Lorenzo Prendini, J. Matthias Starck. "Morphology of the tracheal system of camel spiders (Chelicerata: Solifugae) based on micro-CT and 3D-reconstruction in exemplar species from three families." Arthropod Struct Dev. 2016 Sep;45(5):440-451.
  • Beck S, Henß L, Weidner T, Herrmann J, Müller R, Chao YK, Grimm C, Weber C, Sliva K, Schnierle BS. "Identification of entry inhibitors of Ebola virus pseudotyped vectors from a myxobacterial compound library." Antiviral Res. 2016 Aug;132:85-91. 
  • Christina Nagler, Joachim T. Haug. "Functional morphology of parasitic isopods: understanding morphological adaptations of attachment and feeding structures in Nerocila as a pre-requisite for reconstructing the evolution of Cymothoidae." PeerJ. 2016 Jul 5;4:e2188.
  • Becirovic E, Böhm S, Nguyen ON, Riedmayr LM, Hammelmann V, Schön C, Butz ES, Wahl-Schott C, Biel M, Michalakis S. "AAV Vectors for FRET-Based Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions in Photoreceptor Outer Segments." Front Neurosci. 2016 Jul 28;10:356.
  • Nguyen ON, Böhm S, Gießl A, Butz ES, Wolfrum U, Brandstätter JH, Wahl-Schott C, Biel M, Becirovic E. "Peripherin-2 differentially interacts with cone opsins in outer segments of cone photoreceptors." Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Jun 15;25(12):2367-2377.
  • Lorenz N, Reiger M, Toro-Nahuelpan M, Brachmann A, Poettinger L, Plener L, Lassak J and Jung K. "Identification and Initial Characterization of Prophages in Vibrio campbellii." PLoS One. 2016 May 23;11(5):e0156010.
  • Pimprikar P, Carbonnel S, Paries M, Katzer K, Klingl V, Bohmer MJ, Karl L, Floss DS, Harrison MJ, Parniske M,
    Gutjahr C. "A CCaMK-CYCLOPS-DELLA Complex Activates Transcription of RAM1 to Regulate Arbuscule Branching." Curr Biol. 2016 Apr 25;26(8):987-98.
  • Fenske S, Pröbstle R, Auer F, Hassan S, Marks V, Pauza DH, Biel M, Wahl-Schott C. "Comprehensive multilevel in vivo and in vitro analysis of heart rate fluctuations in mice by ECG telemetry and electrophysiology." Nat Protoc. 2016 Jan;11(1):61-86.
  • Maria Serrano-Sánchez, Christina Nagler, Carolin Haug, Joachim T. Haug, Elena Centeno-García & Francisco J. Vega. "The first fossil record of larval stages of parasitic isopods: cryptoniscus larvae preserved in Miocene amber." Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen. 2016 Jan;279:97–106.
  • Christina Nagler, Carolin Haug, Udo Resch, Jürgen Kriwet, Joachim T. Haug. "A 150 million year old „very hungry caterpillar“: first fossil record of cymothoid isopods parasiting on fishes." Bulletin of Geosciences. 2016;91:1-12.


  • Christina Nagler, Joachim T. Haug. "From Fossil Parasitoids to Vectors: Insects as Parasites and Hosts." Adv Parasitol. 2015 Nov;90:137-200.
  • Tomer J. Czaczkes, Sandra Franz, Volker Witte, Jürgen Heinze. "Perception of collective path use affects path selection in ants." Animal Behaviour. 2015 Jan;99:15-24.


  • Renate Matzke-Karasz, Christina Nagler, Simon Hofmann. "The ostracod springtail – camera recordings of a previously undescribed high-speed escape jump in the genus Tanycypris (Cypridoidea, Ostracoda)." Crustaceana. 2014;87(8-9):1072-1094.
  • Christina Nagler, Renate Metzke-Karasz, Juergen Geist. "Revision of the genus Tanycypris (Ostracoda, Cypricercinae) with the description of a new species and a dichotomous key of the genus." Zootaxa. 2014 Jun 24;3821(4):401-24.


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