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Philipp Schwenk Profile Page
Philipp Schwenk


PhD Lab:

Andreas Hiltbrunner

Department: Department of Botany
Faculty of Biology
Address: Schänzlestrasse 1
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 67861
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Research Area: Molecular Plant Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Country: Germany
Education/Training: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Freiburg (graduated 2012)
Master of Science, Biology, University of Freiburg (graduated 2015)
Start of PhD Thesis: May 2015
Subject of Thesis: Characterisation of the PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING MODULE 1 protein family in the context of light signalling
Research Interests: Plant signalling - linking molecular mechanisms to the phenotypic responses of plants
Research Techniques: Molecular cloning, interaction assays (Y2H, CoIP, Split-assays), mRNA/miRNA measurements, protein expression, plant handling (Cultivation, transformation, phenotypic evaluation), protein analysis (Western Blot, SDS-PAGE, luciferase/GUS assays), epifluorescence microscopy


1.: Alumni Award for best Master's degree: Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2015



Kahle N, Sheerin DJ, Fischbach P, Koch LA, Schwenk P, Lambert D, Rodriguez R, Kerner K, Hoecker U, Zurbriggen MD, Hiltbrunner A. COLD REGULATED 27 and 28 are targets of CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 and negatively affect phytochrome B signalling. Plant J. (2020) 104(4):1038-1053. Abstract

Bender J, Bognar S, Camagna M, Donauer JAM, Eble JW, Emig R, Fischer S. Jesser R, Keilholz L, Kokotek DMU, Neumann J, Simon N, Oude Weernink RRQPT, Stühn LG, Wössner N, Krämer SD, Schwenk P, Gensche N, Ulbrich MH. Multiplexed antibody detection from blood sera by immobilization of in vitro expressed antigens and label-free readout via imaging reflectometric interferometry (iRIf). Biosens. Bioelectron. (2018) 115:97-103. Abstract

Enderle B, Sheerin DJ, Paik I, Kathare PK, Schwenk P, Klose C, Ulbrich MH, Huq E & Hiltbrunner A. PCH1 and PCHL promote photomorphogenesis in plants by controlling phytochrome B dark reversion. Nat Comm 8 (2017), Article number: 2221. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02311-8. Abstract

Angerer V, Schwenk P, Wallner T, Kaever V, Hiltbrunner A, Wilde A. The protein Slr1143 is an active diguanylate cyclase in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and interacts with the photoreceptor Cph2. Microbiology. (2017) 163(6):920-930. Abstract

Agne M, Blank I, Emhardt AJ, Gäbelein CG, Gawlas F, Gillich N, Gonschorek P, Juretschke TJ, Krämer SD, Louis N, Müller A, Rudorf A, Schäfer LM, Scheidmann MC, Schmunk LJ, Schwenk PM, Stammnitz MR, Warmer PM, Weber W, Fischer A, Kaufmann B, Wagner HJ, Radziwill G. Modularized CRISPR/dCas9 effector toolkit for target-specific gene regulation. ACS Synth Biol. (2014) 3(12):986-9. Abstract

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