Scientific career - Prof. Dr. Iris Finkemeier

Prof. Dr. Iris Finkemeier 2015

Prof. Dr. Iris Finkemeier
Plant Physiology
Institute for Plant Biology and Biotechnology
WWU Münster
Schlossplatz 7
48149 Münster

Zimmer: 15
Telefon: +49 251/83-23805
Fax:       +49 251/83-23311

Iris Finkemeier received her PhD in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry from the University of Bielefeld in 2005, where she worked in the group of Prof. Karl-Josef Dietz. Shortly afterwards she was awarded a Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work at the Department of Plant Sciences with Profs. Lee Sweetlove and Christopher Leaver, University of Oxford (UK). In 2007, she was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship from Christ Church College, which allowed her to continue the research in Oxford. In 2010, she moved from Oxford to Munich to start a young investigator group at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich funded by the Emmy Noether program of the DFG. Her group was associated to the department of Dario Leister where she performed her Habilitation in Botany. In 2014, she moved with her Emmy Noether group to the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research as head of the Plant Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry facility. In 2015, she was appointed as Full Professor for Plant Physiology at the WWU Münster. Her goal is to identify novel regulators of plant metabolism and related retrograde signaling pathways.

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Professional Experience
2001 Diplom in Biology, Bielefeld University
2001-2005 Doctoral studies, Bielefeld University
2005 PhD in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry with Prof. Karl-Josef Dietz, Bielefeld University
2005 Post-doctoral Researcher, Bielefeld University
2006-2009 Feodor Lynen Research Fellow (AvH), Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
2007-2011 Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK
2010-2013 Emmy Noether Research Fellow (DFG), Department I / Botany, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2014 Habilitation and “veniae legendi” for Botany, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
2014- 2015 Research Group Leader and Emmy Noether Research Group (DFG), Plant Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Group, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
2015- 2018 Professor for Plant Physiology (W2), Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, WWU Münster
From 04/2019 Professor for Plant Physiology (W3), Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, WWU Münster

Honours and Awards
2005 Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2006 Horst-Wiehe Prize, German Botanical Society
2007 Junior Research Fellowship, Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK
2009 Emmy Noether Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Research Interests

Histone deacetylases and acetyltransferases, Regulation of respiration and photosynthesis by posttranslational modifications (especially lysine acetylation, phosphorylation and redox regulation), signalling metabolites, retrograde signalling, abiotic and biotic stress, quantitative proteomics