Cluster of Excellence –
University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schäfer

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schäfer

Institute of Biology II (Botany / Plant Physiology), University of Freiburg

10 selected publications: 

  • Perception of UV-B by the Arabidopsis UVR8 protein.
    Rizzini L, Favory JJ, Cloix C, Faggionato D, O'Hara A, Kaiserli E, Baumeister R, Schafer E, Nagy F, Jenkins GI, Ulm R (2011).
    Science 332(6025):103-6
  • Photoconversion and nuclear trafficking cycles determine phytochrome A's response profile to far-red light.
    Rausenberger J, Tscheuschler A, Nordmeier W, Wust F, Timmer J, Schafer E, Fleck C, Hiltbrunner A (2011).
    Cell 146(5):813-25
  • A cell-free system for light-dependent nuclear import of phytochrome.
    Pfeiffer A, Kunkel T, Hiltbrunner A, Neuhaus G, Wolf I, Speth V, Adam E, Nagy F, Schäfer E (2009).
    Plant J 57(4):680-9
  • Coordinated regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana development by light and gibberellins.
    Feng S, Martinez C, Gusmaroli G, Wang Y, Zhou J, Wang F, Chen L, Yu L, Iglesias-Pedraz JM, Kircher S, Schäfer E, Fu X, Fan LM, Deng XW (2008).
    Nature 451 (7177): 475-479.
  • Photoactivated Phytochrome induces rapid PIF3 phosphorylation prior to proteasome-mediated degradation.
    Al-Sady B, Ni W, Kircher S, Schäfer E, Quail P (2006).
    Mol Cell 23, 439-446.
  • Nuclear Accumulation of the Phytochrome A Photoreceptor Requires FHY1.
    Hiltbrunner A, Viczián A, Bury E, Tscheuschler A, Kircher S, Tóth R, Honsberger A, Nagy F, Fankhauser C, Schäfer E (2005).
    Curr. Biol. 15, 2125-2130.
  • Phytochrome-Specific Type 5 Phosphatase Controls Light Signal Flux by Enhancing Phytochrome Stability and Affinity for a Signal Transducer.
    Ryu JS, Kim JI, Kunkel T, Kim BC, Cho DS, Hong SH, Kim SH, Piñas Fernández A, Kim Y, Alonso JM, Ecker JR, Nagy F, Lim PO, Song PS, Schäfer E, Nam HG (2005).
    Cell 120, 395-406.
  • Constitutive photomorphogenesis 1 and multiple photoreceptors control degradation of Phytochrome Interacting Factor 3, a transcription factor required for light signalling in Arabidopsis.
    Bauer D, Viczian A, Kircher S, Nobis T, Nitschke R, Kunkel T, Panigrahi K, Adam E, Fejes E, Schäfer E, Nagy F (2004).
    Plant Cell 16, 1433-1445.
  • Nucleo-cytoplasmic partitioning of the plant photoreceptors phytochrome A, B, C, D and E is differentially regulated by light and exhibits a diurnal rhythm.
    Kircher S, Gil P, Kozma-Bognár L, Fejes E, Speth V, Husselstein T, Bury E, Ádam É, Schäfer E,  Nagy F (2002).
    Plant Cell 14, 1541-1544.
  • Interaction of the response regulator ARR4 with phytochrome B in modulation red light signalling.
    Sweere U, Eichenberg K, Lohrmann J, Mira-Rodado V, Bäurle I, Kudla J, Nagy F, Schäfer E, Harter K (2001).
    Science 294, 1108-1111.