Karin Schumacher, PhD
I am a Professor of Plant Developmental Biology at the Centre for Organismal Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany. I completed my undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Cologne and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Joanne Chory at the Salk Institute. After returning to Germany I established my own grup at the ZMBP in Tübingen and we conducted seminal work investigating how plants adapt to changing environmental conditions, particularly focusing on the fluctuations in metabolite and ion levels that occur between tissues, cells, and organelles. Our work established that in Arabidopsis, many secondary active transport processes but also endocytic and secretory
trafficking, are mediated by the V-ATPase a highly conserved proton-pump that is found at the tonoplast and in TGN/EE. In our current work we aim at uncovering the networks that regulate V-ATPase activity and identifying the biological interactions that depend on the activity of this complex proton pump.
Sunday, July 15
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM