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Dr. Corina -->CV Vlot-Schuster
Head of Group Inducible resistance signalling

Phone: +49 89 3187-3985
Building/Room: 22 / 140

Personal Notes

Name and degree:      Vlot-Schuster, A. Corina, Ph.D          

Date of birth:               August 7th 1974

Nationality:                  Dutch             

2 children (maternity/parental leave: 10-2011 until 05-2012 and 12-2014 until 10-2015

Address:                      Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen
                                    Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology
                                    Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
                                    85764 Neuherberg

Phone:                         +49-89-31873985      
 Fax:                             +49-89-31873383



1992-1997       Study of Biology at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

                        Specialisation in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Equivalent to Ms Degree Training:

1995                Yeast Biochemistry                
Supervisor       Prof. Dr. A. J. Verkleij

1996                Molecular Virology      
Supervisors     Prof. Dr. P. J. M. Rottier and Dr. R. J. de Groot

Ph.D. Degree Training:

1997-1998       June 1997 to November 1998 - Department of Mammalian Virology, Institute for Animal Science and Health (ID-Lelystad), Lelystad, The Netherlands.
Supervisor       Dr. R. J. M. Moormann
Research Subject: Virulence of Classical Swine Fever Virus.

1998-2003       November 1998 to February 2003 – Plant Virology Unit, Institute for Molecular Plant Sciences (currently part of the Leiden Institute for Biology), Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Supervisor       Prof. Dr. J. F. Bol

Ph.D. thesis     Alfalfa Mosaic Virus Negative Strand RNA Synthesis by Transiently Expressed Replicases, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Ph.D. degree   December 17, 2003

Professional Experience

2003-2006       May 2003 to November 2006 – Post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. D. F. Klessig at Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Research Subject: Characterization of Arabidopsis homologs of tobacco salicylic acid-binding protein 2 and their role in systemic acquired resistance.

2007-2009       January 2007 to May 2009 – Marie Curie/EMBO fellow in the laboratory of Dr. J. E. Parker at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ), Cologne, Germany.             Research Subject: Omics approaches towards identifying EDS1-dependent systemic acquired resistance signalling components. 

2009-2015       Tenure track group leader of the Inducible Resistance Signalling laboratory at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen.

From 2015       Staff scientist and group leader of the Inducible Resistance Signalling laboratory at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen.

List of Publications

Riedlmeier M, Ghirardo A, Wenig, M, Knappe C, Koch K, Georgii E, Dey S, Parker JE, Schnitzler JP, Vlot AC (2017) Monoterpenes support systemic acquired resistance within and between plants. Plant Cell 29: 1440-1459

Vlot AC, Pabst E, Riedlmeier M (2017) Systemic signalling in plant defence. In: eLS John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001322.pub3 

Schnepf V, Vlot AC, Kugler K, Hückelhoven R (2017) Barley susceptibility factor RACB modulates transcript levels of signalling protein genes in compatible interaction with Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei. Mol Plant Pathol doi:10.1111/mpp.12531

Carella P, Merl-Pham J, Wilson DC, Dey S, Hauck SM, Vlot AC, Cameron RK (2016) Comparative proteomics analysis of Arabidopsis phloem exudates collected during the induction of systemic acquired resistance. Plant Physiol 171: 1495-1510

Han S, Li D, Trost E, Mayer KF, Vlot AC, Heller W, Schmid M, Hartmann A, Rothballer M (2016) Systemic responses to barley to the 3-hydroxy-decanoyl-homoserine lactone producing plant beneficial endophyte Acidovorax radicis N35. Front Plant Sci 7: 1868

Dey S, Vlot AC (2015) Ethylene responsive factors (ERFs) in the orchestration of stress responses in monocotyledonous plants. Front Plant Sci 6: 640

Wittek F, Kanawati B, Hoffmann T, Wenig M, Franz-Oberdorff K, Schwab W, Schmitt-Kopplin P, Vlot AC (2015) Folic acid induces salicylic acid-dependent immunity in Arabidopsis and enhances susceptibility to Alternaria brassicicola. Mol Plant Pathol 16: 616-622

Wittek F, Hoffmann T, Kanawati B, Bichlmeier M, Knappe C, Wenig M, Schmitt-Kopplin P, Parker JE, Schwab W, Vlot AC (2014) Arabidopsis ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1 promotes systemic acquired resistance via azelaic acid and its precursor 9-oxo nonanoic acid. J Exp Bot 65: 5919-5931

Dey S, Wenig M, Langen G, Sharma S, Kugler KG, Knappe C, Hause B, Bichlmeier M, Babaeizad V, Imani J, Janzik I, Stempfl T, Hückelhoven R, Kogel KH, Mayer KFX, Vlot AC (2014) Bacteria-triggered systemic immunity in barley is associated with WRKY and ETHYLENE RESPONSIVE FACTORs but not with salicylic acid. Plant Physiol 166: 2133-2151

Breitenbach HH, Wenig M, Wittek F, Jorda L, Maldonado-Alconada AM, Sarioglu H, Colby T, Knappe C, Bichlmeier M, Pabst E, Mackey D, Parker JE, Vlot AC (2014) Contrasting roles of apoplastic aspartyl protease APOPLASTIC, ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1-DEPENDENT1 and LEGUME LECTIN-LIKE PROTEIN1 in Arabidopsis systemic acquired resistance. Plant Physiol 165: 791-809

Gaupels F, Vlot AC (2013) Plant defense and long-distance signaling in the phloem. In GA Thompson, AJE van Bel, eds, Phloem, molecular cell biology, systemic communication, biotic interactions. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA, pp 227-247

Hakenjos JP, Bejai S, Ranftl Q, Behringer C, Vlot AC, Absmanner B, Hammes U, Heinzlmeir S, Kuster B, Schwechheimer C (2013) ML3 is a NEDD8- and ubiquitin-modified protein. Plant Physiol 163: 135-149

Dempsey DA*, Vlot AC*, Wildermuth MC*, Klessig DF (2011; *equal contribution) Salicylic acid biosynthesis and metabolism. The Arabidopsis Book 9: e0156

Rietz S, Stamm A, Malonek S, Wagner S, Becker D, Medina-Escobar N, Vlot AC, Feys BJ, Niefind K, Parker JE (2011) Different roles of EDS1 bound to and dissociated from PAD4 in Arabidopsis immunity. New Phytol 191: 107-119

Vlot AC, Dempsey DA, Klessig DF (2009) Salicylic acid, a multifaceted hormone to combat disease. Annu Rev Phytopathol 47: 177-206

Park S-W, Liu P-P, Forouhar F, Vlot AC, Tong L, Tietjen K, Klessig DF (2009) Use of a synthetic salicylic acid analog to investigate the role of methylsalicylate and its esterases in plant disease resistance. J Biol Chem 284: 7307-7317

Vlot AC, Liu P-P, Cameron RK, Park S-W, Yang Y, Kumar D, Zhou F, Padukkavidana T, Gustafsson C, Pichersky E, Klessig DF (2008) Identification of likely orthologs of tobacco salicylic acid-binding protein 2 and their role in systemic acquired resistance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 56: 445-456

Vlot AC, Klessig DF, Park S-W (2008) Systemic acquired resistance: the elusive signal(s). Curr Opin Plant Biol 11: 436-442

Yang, Y, Xu R, Ma C-J, Vlot AC, Klessig DF, Pichersky E (2008) Inactive methyl indole-3-acetic acid ester can be hydrolyzed and activated by several esterases belonging to the AtMES esterase family of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 147: 1034-1045  

Van Gennip HGP, Vlot AC, Hulst MM, De Smit AJ, Moormann RJM (2004) Determinants of virulence of classical swine fever virus strain Brescia. J Virol 78: 8812-8823

Vlot AC, Bol JF (2003) The 5’ untranslated region of alfalfa mosaic virus RNA 1 is involved in negative-strand RNA synthesis. J Virol 77: 11284-11289

Vlot AC, Laros SM, Bol JF (2003) Coordinate replication of alfalfa mosaic virus RNAs 1 and 2 involves cis- and trans-acting functions of the encoded helicase-like and polymerase-like domains. J Virol 77: 10790-10798

Vlot AC, Menard A, Bol JF (2002) Role of the alfalfa mosaic virus methyltransferase-like domain in negative-strand RNA synthesis. J Virol 76: 11321-11328

Hulst MM, Van Gennip HGP, Vlot AC, Schooten E, De Smit AJ, Moormann RJM (2001) Interaction of classical swine fever virus with membrane-associated heparan sulfate: role for virus replication in vivo and virulence. J Virol 75: 9585-9595

Vlot AC, Neeleman L, Linthorst HJM, Bol JF (2001) Role of the 3’-untranslated regions of alfalfa mosaic virus RNAs in the formation of a transiently expressed replicase in plants and in the assembly of virions. J Virol 75: 6440-6449

Mijnes JDF, Vlot C, Buntjer JB, Van den Broek J, Horzinek MC, Rottier PJM, De Groot RJ (1999) Complementation of a gI-deficient feline herpesvirus recombinant by allotopic expression of truncated gI derivatives. J Gen Virol 80: 1799-1805

Mijnes, JDF, Lutters, BCH, Vlot, AC, Horzinek, MC, Rottier PJM, De Groot, RJ (1998) The disulfide-bonded structure of feline herpesvirus glycoprotein I. J Virol 72: 7245-7254

Mijnes JDF, Lutters BCH, Vlot AC, Van Anken E, Horzinek MC, Rottier PJM, De Groot RJ (1997) Structure-function analysis of the gE-gI complex of feline herpesvirus: Mapping of gI domains required for gE-gI interaction, intracellular transport, and cell-to-cell spread. J Virol 71: 8397-8404