Jan Oehlschläger

Jan Oehlschläger

Jan Oehlschläger studied biochemistry at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. For his Bachelor thesis he first started working with Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CDPKs), trying to characterize them in their role during the plant cold stress response by use of both biochemical tools and Calcium-imaging. He continued to work with CDPKs in his Master thesis, shifting the focus from abiotic to biotic stress responses and trying to understand how CDPKs work in the systemic immune response. For his PhD project, he wants to use his knowledge of CDPKs to analyze how they regulate intrinsically disordered transcription factors and thereby affect systemic plant immunity and plant senescence. The intrinsically disordered proteins of interest in this project are SAR DEFICIENT1, the master regulator of the plant immune memory SAR and JUNGBRUNNEN1, a fittingly named key regulator of plant longevity and senescence. In this project he employs a broad range of biochemical and biological methods to characterize the interactions of CDPKs with their targets and the resulting downstream biological effects.


Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry of Plant Interactions
Prof. Dr. Tina Romeis
Weinberg 3
06120 Halle (Saale)

Email: joehlsch@ipb-halle.de

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Tina Romeis