Gunther Doehlemann
  • Faculty, Institute for Plant Sciences and Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS), University of Cologne, Germany
Research fields
  • Plant Science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Phytopathology, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2006

Current position

Professor of Terrestrial Microbiology, CEPLAS, University of Cologne, Germany

Publications (since 2009)

  1. Redkar, A., Hoser, R., Schilling, L., Zechmann, B., Krzymowska, M., Walbot, V. and Doehlemann, G. (2015). A Secreted Effector Protein of Ustilago maydis Guides Maize Leaf Cells to Form Tumors. Plant Cell 27(4): 1332-1351.
  2. Schilling, L.*, Matei, A.*, Redkar, A., Walbot, V. and Doehlemann, G. (2014). Virulence of the maize smut Ustilago maydis is shaped by organ-specific effectors. Mol Plant Pathol 15(8): 780-789.
  3. Mueller, A. N., Ziemann, S., Treitschke, S., Assmann, D. and Doehlemann, G. (2013). Compatibility in the Ustilago maydis-maize interaction requires inhibition of host cysteine proteases by the fungal effector Pit2. PLoS Pathog 9(2): e1003177.
  4. Hemetsberger, C., Herrberger, C., Zechmann, B., Hillmer, M. and Doehlemann, G. (2012). The Ustilago maydis effector Pep1 suppresses plant immunity by inhibition of host peroxidase activity. PLoS Pathog 8(5): e1002684.
  5. van der Linde, K., Hemetsberger, C., Kastner, C., Kaschani, F., van der Hoorn, R. A., Kumlehn, J. and Doehlemann, G. (2012). A maize cystatin suppresses host immunity by inhibiting apoplastic cysteine proteases. Plant Cell 24(3): 1285-1300.
  6. Skibbe, D. S.*, Doehlemann, G.*, Fernandes, J. and Walbot, V. (2010). Maize tumors caused by Ustilago maydis require organ-specific genes in host and pathogen. Science 328(5974): 89-92.
  7. Doehlemann, G., van der Linde, K., Assmann, D., Schwammbach, D., Hof, A., Mohanty, A., Jackson, D. and Kahmann, R. (2009). Pep1, a secreted effector protein of Ustilago maydis, is required for successful invasion of plant cells. PLoS Pathog 5(2): e1000290.
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