Prof. Dr. Stanislav Kopriva

Research focus

My research is focused on dissection of the molecular mechanisms of regulation of sulfur metabolism, using a combination of biochemical, genetic and physiological approaches and exploiting natural variation. Within CEPLAS I will contribute my expertise in metabolic flux analysis and genome wide association mapping to address the interaction of rhizobacteria with plants and their contribution to plant nutrition. In addition, I aim to tackle the intriguing question of cell-specific localization of nitrate and sulphate metabolism in C4 plants.

The ten most important publications

  1. Calderwood A, Kopriva S, Morris RJ (2016) Transcript Abundance Explains mRNA Mobility Data in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant cell 28(3):610-615.
  2. Koprivova A, Harper AL, Trick M, Bancroft I, Kopriva S (2014) Dissection of the Control of Anion Homeostasis by Associative Transcriptomics in Brassica napus. Plant physiology 166(1):442-450.
  3. Koprivova A, Giovannetti M, Baraniecka P, Lee BR, Grondin C, Loudet O, Kopriva S (2013) Natural variation in the ATPS1 isoform of ATP sulfurylase contributes to the control of sulfate levels in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 163(3):1133-1141.
  4. Kopriva S (2013) 12-Oxo-phytodienoic acid interaction with cyclophilin CYP20-3 is a benchmark for understanding retrograde signaling in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(23):9197-9198.
  5. Takahashi H, Kopriva S, Giordano M, Saito K, Hell R (2011) Sulfur assimilation in photosynthetic organisms: molecular functions and regulations of transporters and assimilatory enzymes. Annual review of plant biology 62:157-184.
  6. Mugford SG, Lee BR, Koprivova A, Matthewman C, Kopriva S (2011) Control of sulfur partitioning between primary and secondary metabolism. Plant J 65(1):96-105.
  7. Kawashima CG, Matthewman CA, Huang S, Lee BR, Yoshimoto N, Koprivova A, Rubio-Somoza I, Todesco M, Rathjen T, Saito K, Takahashi H, Dalmay T, Kopriva S (2011) Interplay of SLIM1 and miR395 in the regulation of sulfate assimilation in Arabidopsis. Plant J 66(5):863-876.
  8. Mugford SG, Yoshimoto N, Reichelt M, Wirtz M, Hill L, Mugford ST, Nakazato Y, Noji M, Takahashi H, Kramell R, Gigolashvili T, Flugge UI, Wasternack C, Gershenzon J, Hell R, Saito K, Kopriva S (2009) Disruption of adenosine-5'-phosphosulfate kinase in Arabidopsis reduces levels of sulfated secondary metabolites. The Plant cell 21(3):910-927.
  9. Loudet O, Saliba-Colombani V, Camilleri C, Calenge F, Gaudon V, Koprivova A, North KA, Kopriva S, Daniel-Vedele F (2007) Natural variation for sulfate content in Arabidopsis thaliana is highly controlled by APR2. Nature genetics 39(7):896-900.
  10. Huang XY (PLoS Genet: in press.
Prof. Dr. Stanislav Kopriva
CEPLAS Stanislav Kopriva


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Institute for Plant Sciences, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

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Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
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