Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hiltbrunner

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hiltbrunner

Institute of Biology II, Department of Moleuclar Plant Physiology (Faculty of Biology),
University of Freiburg

+49 761 203 2709

CIBSS Research Project:


10 selected publications:

  • PCH1 and PCHL promote photomorphogenesis in plants by controlling phytochrome B dark reversion.
    Enderle B, Sheerin DJ, Paik I, Kathare PK, Schwenk P, Klose C, Ulbrich MH, Huq E, Hiltbrunner A (2017).
    Nat Commun 8:2221.
  • Characterization of phytochrome interacting factors from the moss Physcomitrella patens illustrates conservation of phytochrome signaling modules in land plants.
    Possart A*, Xu T, Paik I, Hanke S, Keim S, Hermann H-M, Wolf L, Hiss M, Becker C, Huq E, Rensing SA, Hiltbrunner A* (2017).
    Plant Cell 29: 310-330.
  • Phytochrome B integrates light and temperature signals in Arabidopsis.
    Legris M, Klose C, Burgie ES, Costigliolo C, Neme M, Hiltbrunner A, Wigge PA, Schäfer E, Vierstra RD, Casal JJ (2016).
    Science 354: 897-900.
  • Phytochromes: more than meets the eye.
    Rensing SA, Sheerin DJ, Hiltbrunner A (2016).
    Trends Plant Sci 21: 543-546.
  • Characterization of photomorphogenic responses and signaling cascades controlled by phytochrome A expressed in different tissues.
    Kirchenbauer D, Viczián A, Ádám É, Hegedűs Z, Klose C, Leppert M, Hiltbrunner A, Kircher S, Schäfer E, Nagy F (2016).
    New Phytol 10: 471-477.
  • Light-activated Phytochrome A and B interact with members of the SPA family to promote photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis by reorganizing the COP1/SPA complex.
    Sheerin DJ, Menon C, zur Oven-Krockhaus S, Enderle B, Zhu L, Johnen P, Schleifenbaum F, Stierhof Y-D, Huq E, Hiltbrunner A (2015).
    Plant Cell 27: 189-201.
  • An evolutionarily conserved signaling mechanism mediates far-red light responses in land plants.
    Possart A, Hiltbrunner A (2013).
    Plant Cell 25:102-114.
  • Interaction with plant transcription factors can mediate nuclear import of phytochrome B.
    Pfeiffer A, Nagel MK, Popp C, Wust F, Bindics J, Viczian A, Hiltbrunner A, Nagy F, Kunkel T, Schäfer E (2012).
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109: 5892-5897.
  • Photoconversion and nuclear trafficking cycles determine phytochrome A's response profile to far-red light.
    Rausenberger J, Tscheuschler A, Nordmeier W, Wüst F, Timmer J, Schäfer E, Fleck C*, Hiltbrunner A* (2011).
    Cell 146: 813-825.
  • FHY1 mediates nuclear import of the light-activated phytochrome A photoreceptor
    Genoud T, Schweizer F, Tscheuschler A, Debrieux D, Casal JJ, Schäfer E, Hiltbrunner A*, Fankhauser C* (2008).
    PLoS Genet 4: e1000143.