Christiane Funk
  • Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Doctor of Natural Sciences, TU Berlin, Dept. of Chemistry, Germany, 1995

Current Position

Professor in Biochemistry, Umeå University, Sweden
Docent (Habilitation equivalent) in Biochemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden

Publications (since 2011)

  1. Wagner, R., von Sydow, L., Aigner, H., Netotea, S., Brugiere, S., Sjogren, L., Ferro, M., Clarke, A. and Funk, C. (2016). Deletion of FtsH11 protease has impact on chloroplast structure and function in Arabidopsis thaliana when grown under continuous light. Plant Cell Environ 39(11): 2530-2544.
  2. Smakowska, E., Skibior-Blaszczyk, R., Czarna, M., Kolodziejczak, M., Kwasniak-Owczarek, M., Parys, K., Funk, C. and Janska, H. (2016). Lack of FTSH4 Protease Affects Protein Carbonylation, Mitochondrial Morphology, and Phospholipid Content in Mitochondria of Arabidopsis: New Insights into a Complex Interplay. Plant Physiol 171(4): 2516-2535.
  3. von Sydow, L., Schwenkert, S., Meurer, J., Funk, C., Mamedov, F. and Schroder, W. P. (2016). The PsbY protein of Arabidopsis Photosystem II is important for the redox control of cytochrome b559. Biochim Biophys Acta 1857(9): 1524-1533.
  4. Cheregi, O., Wagner, R. and Funk, C. (2016). Insights into the Cyanobacterial Deg/HtrA Proteases. Front Plant Sci 7: 694.
  5. Tibiletti, T., Hernandez-Prieto, M. A., Matthijs, H. C., Niyogi, K. K. and Funk, C. (2016). Deletion of the gene family of small chlorophyll-binding proteins (ScpABCDE) offsets C/N homeostasis in Synechocystis PCC 6803. Biochim Biophys Acta 1857(4): 396-407.
  6. Cheregi, O. and Funk, C. (2015). Regulation of the scp Genes in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803--What is New? Molecules 20(8): 14621-14637.
  7. Cheregi, O., Kotabova, E., Prasil, O., Schroder, W. P., Kana, R. and Funk, C. (2015). Presence of state transitions in the cryptophyte alga Guillardia theta. J Exp Bot 66(20): 6461-6470.
  8. Cheregi, O., Miranda, H., Grobner, G. and Funk, C. (2015). Inactivation of the Deg protease family in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 has impact on the outer cell layers. J Photochem Photobiol B 152(Pt B): 383-394.
  9. Tam, L. X., Aigner, H., Timmerman, E., Gevaert, K. and Funk, C. (2015). Proteomic approaches to identify substrates of the three Deg/HtrA proteases of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochem J 468(3): 373-384.
  10. Mahler, N., Cheregi, O., Funk, C., Netotea, S. and Hvidsten, T. R. (2014). Synergy: a web resource for exploring gene regulation in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. PLoS One 9(11): e113496.
  11. Angelcheva, L., Mishra, Y., Antti, H., Kjellsen, T. D., Funk, C., Strimbeck, R. G. and Schroder, W. P. (2014). Metabolomic analysis of extreme freezing tolerance in Siberian spruce (Picea obovata). New Phytol 204(3): 545-555.
  12. Marino, G., Huesgen, P. F., Eckhard, U., Overall, C. M., Schroder, W. P. and Funk, C. (2014). Family-wide characterization of matrix metalloproteinases from Arabidopsis thaliana reveals their distinct proteolytic activity and cleavage site specificity. Biochem J 457(2): 335-346.
  13. Storm, P., Tibiletti, T., Hall, M. and Funk, C. (2013). Refolding and enzyme kinetic studies on the ferrochelatase of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. PLoS One 8(2): e55569.
  14. Miranda, H., Cheregi, O., Netotea, S., Hvidsten, T. R., Moritz, T. and Funk, C. (2013). Co-expression analysis, proteomic and metabolomic study on the impact of a Deg/HtrA protease triple mutant in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 exposed to temperature and high light stress. J Proteomics 78: 294-311.
  15. Roberts, I. N., Lam, X. T., Miranda, H., Kieselbach, T. and Funk, C. (2012). Degradation of PsbO by the Deg protease HhoA Is thioredoxin dependent. PLoS One 7(9): e45713.
  16. Cheregi, O., Vermaas, W. and Funk, C. (2012). The search for new chlorophyll-binding proteins in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Biotechnol 162(1): 124-133.
  17. Wagner, R., Aigner, H. and Funk, C. (2012). FtsH proteases located in the plant chloroplast. Physiol Plant 145(1): 203-214.
  18. Marino, G. and Funk, C. (2012). Matrix metalloproteinases in plants: a brief overview. Physiol Plant 145(1): 196-202.
  19. Roberts, I. N., Caputo, C., Criado, M. V. and Funk, C. (2012). Senescence-associated proteases in plants. Physiol Plant 145(1): 130-139.
  20. Mishra, Y., Jankanpaa, H. J., Kiss, A. Z., Funk, C., Schroder, W. P. and Jansson, S. (2012). Arabidopsis plants grown in the field and climate chambers significantly differ in leaf morphology and photosystem components. BMC Plant Biol 12: 6.
  21. Shi, L. X., Hall, M., Funk, C. and Schroder, W. P. (2012). Photosystem II, a growing complex: updates on newly discovered components and low molecular mass proteins. Biochim Biophys Acta 1817(1): 13-25.
  22. Aden, J., Wallgren, M., Storm, P., Weise, C. F., Christiansen, A., Schroder, W. P., Funk, C. and Wolf-Watz, M. (2011). Extraordinary mus-ms backbone dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana peroxiredoxin Q. Biochim Biophys Acta 1814(12): 1880-1890.
  23. Lundberg, E., Storm, P., Schroder, W. P. and Funk, C. (2011). Crystal structure of the TL29 protein from Arabidopsis thaliana: an APX homolog without peroxidase activity. J Struct Biol 176(1): 24-31.
  24. Hernandez-Prieto, M. A., Tibiletti, T., Abasova, L., Kirilovsky, D., Vass, I. and Funk, C. (2011). The small CAB-like proteins of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: their involvement in chlorophyll biogenesis for Photosystem II. Biochim Biophys Acta 1807(9): 1143-1151.
  25. Funk, C., Alami, M., Tibiletti, T. and Green, B. R. (2011). High light stress and the one-helix LHC-like proteins of the cryptophyte Guillardia theta. Biochim Biophys Acta 1807(7): 841-846.
  26. Huesgen, P. F., Miranda, H., Lam, X., Perthold, M., Schuhmann, H., Adamska, I. and Funk, C. (2011). Recombinant Deg/HtrA proteases from Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 differ in substrate specificity, biochemical characteristics and mechanism. Biochem J 435(3): 733-742.
  27. Wagner, R., Aigner, H., Pruzinska, A., Jankanpaa, H. J., Jansson, S. and Funk, C. (2011). Fitness analyses of Arabidopsis thaliana mutants depleted of FtsH metalloproteases and characterization of three FtsH6 deletion mutants exposed to high light stress, senescence and chilling. New Phytol 191(2): 449-458.
  28. Garcia-Cerdan, J. G., Kovacs, L., Toth, T., Kereiche, S., Aseeva, E., Boekema, E. J., Mamedov, F., Funk, C. and Schroder, W. P. (2011). The PsbW protein stabilizes the supramolecular organization of photosystem II in higher plants. Plant J 65(3): 368-381.
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