Roman Ulm

Labs 1078 - 1081
+41 22 379 36 50

Plant Molecular Biology


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Research Interests

  • UV-B Perception and Signalling in Plants
  • MAP Kinase Phosphatases and Environmental Stress Signalling


Key publications

Heijde, M. and Ulm, R. (2013) Reversion of the Arabidopsis UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 to the homodimeric ground state. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110: 1113-1118.

Rizzini, L., Favory, J.J., Cloix, C., Faggionato, D., O’Hara, A., Kaiserli, E., Baumeister, R., Schäfer, E., Nagy, F., Jenkins, G.I., and Ulm, R. (2011) Perception of UV-B by the Arabidopsis UVR8 protein. Science 332: 103-106.

Favory, J.J., Stec, A., Gruber, H., Rizzini, L., Oravecz, A., Funk, M., Albert, A., Cloix, C., Jenkins, G.I., Oakeley, E.J., Seidlitz, H.K., Nagy, F., and Ulm, R. (2009) Interaction of COP1 and UVR8 regulates UV-B-induced photomorphogenesis and stress acclimation in Arabidopsis. EMBO J. 28: 591-601.


Further reading

Demarsy, E., Goldschmidt-Clermont, M., and Ulm, R. (2018) Coping with ‘dark sides of the sun’ through photoreceptor signaling. Trends Plant Sci. 23: 259-270.

Yin, R. and Ulm, R. (2017) How plants cope with UV-B: from perception to response. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 37: 42-48.

Ulm, R. and Jenkins, G.I. (2015) Q&A: How do plants sense and respond to UV-B radiation? BMC Biol. 13: 45.




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