Friedrich Kragler

is one of the PLAMORF principal investigators, located at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany. His main research interested is in the mechanisms and function of intercellular and long-distance transport of proteins and RNAs in plants. After his PhD in genetics on the import of peroxisomal proteins in yeast at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology (Vienna Biocenter, University of Vienna, Austria) he obtained a Schrödinger fellowship as a post-doc in the laboratory of Prof. William J. Lucas at UC-Davis (CA, USA). This was followed by a post-doc position with Elisabeth Waigmann (University of Vienna, Austria) and a research position at UC-Davis. In 2003 Friedrich became group leader at the University of Vienna, where he habilitated shortly afterwards. In 2011 he started his current position as group leader.

Find out more about him and his group on the Max Planck website, ResearchGate, LinkeIn

Major PLAMORF publications:

  • m5C methylation guides systemic transport of messenger RNA over graft junctions. Current Biology, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.042
  • Video method paper: Methylated RNA Immunoprecipitation Assay to Study m5C Modification in Arabidopsis. JoVE, 2020, doi:10.3791/61231
  • Long-Distance Transported RNAs: From Identity to Function. Annual Review of Plant Biology 2022, doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-070121-033601
  • Protocol: Arabidopsis Callus Grafting Method to Test Cell-to-Cell Mobility of Proteins. In: Plasmodesmata, 2022. Methods in Molecular Biology, doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-2132-5_20
  • Shoot and Root Single Cell Sequencing Reveals Tissue- and Daytime-Specific Transcriptome Profiles. Plant Physiology, 2021, doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiab537
  • A Phenotypic Search on Graft Compatibility in Grapevine. Agronomy, 2020, doi: 10.3390/agronomy10050706

Other relevant publications:

  • Endogenous Arabidopsis messenger RNAs transported to distant tissues. Nature Plants 2015; doi: 10.1038/nplants.2015.25

Interview with Friedrich