Publications
  • Ochoa-Fernandez, R., Abel, N.B., Wieland, F.G., Schlegel, J., Koch, L.A., Miller, J.B., Engesser, R., Giuriani, G., Brandl, S.M., Timmer, J., Weber, W., Ott, T., Simon R., and Zurbriggen, M.D. (2020) Optogenetic control of gene expression in plants in the presence of ambient white light. Nature Methods 17, 717–725

  • Clark, N.M., Fisher, A.P., Berckmans, B., Van den Broeck, L., Nelson, E.C.,  Nguyen, T.T., Bustillo-Avendaño, E.,  Zebell, S.G.,  Moreno-Risueno, M.A.,  Simon, R.,  Gallagher, K.L. and  Sozzani, R. (2020) Protein complex stoichiometry and expression dynamics of transcription factors modulate stem cell division. PNAS  117 (26) 15332-15342;  https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2002166117

  • Smith, S., Zhu, S., Joos, L., Roberts, I., Nikonorova, N., Dai Vu, L., Stes, E., Cho, H., Larrieu, A., Xuan, W., Goodall, B., van de Cotte, B., Waite, J.M., Rigal, A., Harborough, S.R.R., Persiau, G., Vanneste, S., Kirschner, G.K., Vandermarliere, E., Martens, L., Stahl, Y., Audenaert, D., Friml, J., Felix, G., Simon, R., Bennett, M.J., Bishopp, A., De Jaeger, G., Ljung, K., Kepinski, S., Robert, S., Nemhauser, J., Hwang, I., Gevaert, K., Beeckman, T. and De Smet, I. (2020) The CEP5 peptide promotes abiotic stress tolerance, as revealed by quantitative proteomics, and attenuates the AUX/IAA equilibrium in Arabidopsis. Mol Cell Proteomics 19, 2-16. https://doi.org/10.1074/mcp.RA119.001826

  • Galindo-Trigo, S., Blümke, P., Simon, R. and Butenko, M. (2020) Emerging mechanisms to fine-tune receptor signaling specificity. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, in press.

  • Walla, A., van Esse, G.W., Kirschner, G., Guo, G., Brünje, A., Finkemeier, I., Simon, R. and von Korff, M (2020) An acyl-CoA N-acyltransferase regulates meristem phase change and plant architecture in barley. Plant Physiol. doi.org/10.1104/pp.20.00087 
  • Berckmans, B., Kirschner, G., Gerlitz, N., Stadler, R. and Simon, R. (2019) CLE40 signaling regulates the fate of root stem cells in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol DOI: doi.org/10.1104/pp.19.00914
  • Kawamoto, N., Pino del Carpio, D., Hofmann, A., Mizuta, Y., Kurihara, D., Higashiyama, T., Uchida, N., Torii, K.U., Colombo, L., Groth, G. and  Simon, R. (2019) A peptide pair coordinates regular ovule initiation patterns with seed number and fruit size. BioRxiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/736439.  
  • Denay, G., Schultz, P., Hänsch, S., Weidtkamp-Peters, S. and Simon, R. (2019) Over the rainbow: a practical guide for fluorescent protein selection in plant FRET experiments. Plant Direct 3, 1-14 http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/734616.
  • Breda, A.S., Hazak, O., Schultz, P., Anne, P., Graeff, M., Simon, R. and Hardtke, C.S. (2019) A Cellular Insulator against CLE45 peptide signaling. Current Biology 29, 1-8. Doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.037
  • Berleth, M., Berleth, N., Minges, A., Hänsch, S., Burkart, R.C., Stork, B., Stahl, Y., Weidtkamp-Peters, S., Simon, R. and Groth, G. (2019) Molecular Analysis of Protein-Protein Interactions in the ethylene pathway on the different ethylene receptor subfamilies. Frontiers in Plant Science. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00726
  • Bi, X., van Esse, W., Mulki, M.A., Kirschner, G., Zhong, J., Simon, R. and von Korff, Schmising, M. (2019) CENTRORADIALIS interacts with FLOWERING LOCUS T-like genes to control floret development and grain number. Plant Physiol. 180, 1013-1030
  • Kirschner, G.K., Stahl, Y., Imani, J., von Korff Schmising, M. and Simon, R. (2018) Flurorescent reporter lines for auxin and cytokinin signalling in barley (Hordeum vulgare). Plos ONE doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196086
  • Brambilla,V., Martignago,D., Goretti,D., Cerise,M., Somssich,M., de Rosa,M., Galbiati,F., Shrestha,R., Lazzaro,F., Simon,R. and Fornara,F. (2017) Antagonistic Transcription Factor Complexes Modulate the Floral Transition in Rice. The Plant Cell, doi: 10.1105/tpc.17.00645
  • Long, Y., Stahl, Y., Weidtkamp-Peters, S., Postma, M., Zhou, W., Goedhart, J., Sánchez-Pérez, M.-I., Gadella, T.W.J., Simon, R., Scheres, B., Blilou, I. (2017). In vivo FRET–FLIM reveals cell-type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots. Nature. doi:10.1038/nature23317
  • Kirschner, G.K., Stahl, Y., von Korff Schmising, M. and Simon, R. (2017) Unique and conserved features of the barley root meristem. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01240
  • Somssich, M. and Simon, R. (2017) Studying protein-protein interactions in planta using advanced fluorescence microscopy. Methods Mol Biol 1610: 267-285
  • Rast-Somssich, M.I., Žádniková, P., Schmid, S., Kieffer, M., Kepinski, S. and Simon, R. (2017) The Arabidopsis JAGGED LATERAL ORGANS (JLO) gene sensitizes plants to auxin. J. Exp. Bot., doi:10.1093/jxb/erx131
  • Somssich, M., Il Je, B., Simon, R. and Jackson, D. (2016) CLAVATA-WUSCHEL signaling in the shoot meristem. Review. Development 143, 3238-3248
  • Somssich, M., Bleckmann, A. and Simon, R. (2016) Shared and distinct functions of the pseudokinase CORYNE in shoot and root stem cell maintenance of Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot. 67, 4901-4915.
  • Breiden, M. and Simon, R. (2016) Q&A: How does peptide signaling direct plant development? BMC Biology 14:58
  • Berckmans, B. and Simon, R. (2016) A feed-forward regulation sets cell fates in roots. Trends in Plant Science 5, 375
  • Hanemian, M., Barlet, X., Sorin, C., Yadeta, K.A., Keller, H., Favery, B., Simon, R., Thomma, B.P.H.J., Hartmann, C., Crespi, M., Marco, Y., Tremousaygue, D. and Deslandes, L. (2016) Arabidopsis CLAVATA1 and CLAVATA2 receptors contribute to Ralstonia solanacearum pathogenicity through a miR169-dependent pathway. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.13913
  • Somssich, M., Ma, Q., Weidtkamp-Peters, S., Stahl, Y., Felekyan, S., Bleckmann, A., Seidel, C.A.M. and Simon, R. (2015) Real-time dynamics of peptide ligand-dependent receptor complex formation in planta. Science Signaling, Aug4;8(388):ra76
  • Boyer, F. and Simon, R. (2015) Asymmetric cell divisions constructing Arabidopsis stem cell niches: the emerging roles of protein phosphatases. Plant Biology 17, 935-945
  • Pesch, M., Schultheiß, I., Klopffleisch, K., Uhrig, J., Koegl, M., Clemen, C., Simon, R., Weidtkamp-Peters, S. and Hüskamp, M. (2015) TTG1 and GL1 compete for binding to GL3 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 168, 584-597
  • Richards, S.R., Wink, R.H. and Simon, R. (2015) Mathematical model of WOX5- and CLE40-mediated Columella stem cell homeostasis in Arabidopsis. J. Exp. Bot., 66, 5375-5384
  • Czyzewicz, N., Wildhagen, M., Cattaneo, P., Stahl, Y., Gustavo Pinto, K., Aalen, R.B., Butenko, M.A., Simon, R., Hardtke, C., De Smet, I. (2015) Antagonistic peptide technology for functional dissection of CLE peptides revisited. J. Exp. Bot.,66, 5367-5374
  • Butenko, M.A. and Simon, R. (2015) Beyond the meristems: Similaritis in the CLV3/CLE and IDA/IDL peptide mediated signalling pathways. J. Exp. Bot., 66, 5195-5203
  • Pallakies, H. and Simon, R. (2014) The CLE40 and CRN/CLV2 signaling pathways antagonistically control root meristem growth in Arabidopsis. Mol Plant, 7, 1619-1636.
  • Külahoglu, C., Denton, A.K., Sommer, M., Maß, J., Schliesky, S., Wrobel, T.J., Berckmans, B., Gongora-Castillo, E., Buell, C.R., Simon, R., de Veylder, V., Bräutigam, A. and Weber, A.P.M. (2014) Comparative transcriptome atlases reveal altered gene expression modules between two cleomaceae C3 and C4 plant species. The Plant Cell 26, 3243-3260
  • Žádníková, P. and Simon, R. (2014) How boundaries control plant development. Current Opinion in PLant Biology 17, 116-125
  • Stahl, Y. and Simon, R. (2013) Gated communities: apoplastic and symplastic signals converge at plasmodesmata to control cell fates. J. Exp. Bot. (17):5237-41
  • Galbiati, F., Sihna Roy, D., Simonini, S., Cucinotta, M., Ceccato, L., Cuesta, C., Simaskova, M., Benkova, E., Kamiuchi, Y., Aida, M., Weijers, D., Simon, R., Masiero, S. and Colombo, L. (2013) An integrative model of the control of ovule primordia formation. The Plant Journal 76, 446-455
  • Ceccato, L., Masiero, S., Roy, D.S., Bencivenga, S., Roig-Villanova, I., Ditengou, F.A., Palme, K., Simon, R. and Colombo, L. (2013) Maternal control of PIN1 is required for female gametophyte development in Arabidopsis. PLoS One 8, e66148
  • Lindner, M., Simonini, S., Kooiker, M., Gagliardi, V., Somssich, M., Hohenstatt, M., Simon, R., Grossniklaus, U. and Kater, M.M. (2013) TAF13 interacts with PRC2 members and is essential for Arabidopsis seed development. Developmental Biology 379, 28-37
  • Denton, A.K., Simon, R. and Weber, A.P.M. (2013) C4 photosynthesis: from evolutionary analyses to strategies for synthetic reconstruction of the trait. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 16, 315-321
  • Stahl, Y., Grabowski, S., Bleckmann, A., Kühnemuth, R., Weidtkamp-Peters, S., Gustavo Pinto, K.,Kirschner, G.K., Schmid, J.B., Wink, R.H., Hülsewede, A., Felekyan, S., Seidel, C.A.M., and Simon, R. (2013) Moderation of Arabidopsis Root Stemness by CLAVATA1 and ARABIDOPSIS CRINKLY4 Receptor Kinase Complexes. Current Biology 23, 362-371
  • Marshall, A., Aalen, R.B., Audenaert, D., Beeckman, T., Broadley, M.R., Butenko, M., Caño-Delgado, A.I., de Vries, S., Dresselhaus, T., Felix, G., Graham, N.S., Foulkes, J., Granier, C., Greb, T., Grossniklaus, U., Hammond, J.P., Heidstra, R., Hodgman, C., Hothorn, M., Inzé, D., Østergaard, L., Russinova, E., Simon, R., Skirycz, A., Stahl, Y., Zipfel, C. and De Smet, I. (2012) Tackling Drought Stress: RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASES Present New Approaches. The Plant Cell 24, 2262-2278Pubmed
  • Rast, M.I. and Simon, R. (2012) Arabidopsis JAGGED LATERAL ORGANS (JLO) acts with ASYMMETRIC LEAVES 2 (AS2) to coordinate KNOX and PIN  expression in shoot and root meristems. The Plant Cell 24, 2917-2933Pubmed
  • Stahl, Y. and Simon, R. (2012) Peptides and receptors controlling root development. Phil Trans R Soc B 367, 1453-1460Pubmed
  • Stahl, Y. and Simon, R. (2012) Receptor Kinases in Plant Development. Review, in: F. Tax and B. Kemmerling (eds.), Receptor-like Kinases in Plants, Signaling and Communication in Plants 13, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-23044-8_2, Springer-Verlag Berlin HeidelbergPubmed
  • Berckmans, B., Vassileva, V., Schmid, S.P.C., Maes, S., Parizot, B., Naramoto, S., Magyar, Z., Kamei, C.L.A., Koncz, C., Bögre, L., Persiau, G., De Jaeger, G., Friml, J., Simon, R., Beeckman, T., and De Veylder, L. (2011) Auxin-dependent cell cycle reactivation through transcriptional control of E2Fa by LATERAL ORGAN BOUNDARY proteins. The Plant Cell 23, 3671-3683 Pubmed
  • Kinoshita, A., Betsuyaku, S., Osakabe, Y., Mizuno, S., Nagawa, S., Stahl, Y., Simon, R., Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, K., Fukuda, H., Sawa, S. (2010). RPK2/TOAD2 is an essential receptor-like kinase transmitting the CLV3 signal in Arabidopsis. Development 137, 3911-3920 Pubmed
  • Replogle, A., Jianying, W., Bleckmann, A., Hussey, R., Baum, T., Sawa, S., Davis, E., Wang, X., Simon, R., Mitchum, M. (2010) Nematode CLE Signaling in Arabidopsis Requires CLAVATA2 and CORYNE. The Plant Journal 65, 430-440. Pubmed
  • Bureau, M., Rast, M.I., Illmer, J., Simon, R. (2010). JAGGED LATERAL ORGAN (JLO) controls auxin dependent patterning during development of the Arabidopsis embryo and root. Plant Mol Biol, 74, 479-491. Pubmed
  • Hohm, T., Zitzler, E., Simon, R. (2010). A dynamic model for stem cell homeostasis and patterning in Arabidopsis meristems. PLoS ONE, 5(2): e9189. Pubmed
  • Bleckmann, A, Weidtkamp-Peters, S, Seidel, C.A.M., Simon, R. (2010). Stem cell signalling in Arabidopsis requires CRN to localize CLV2 to the plasma membrane. Plant Physiol 152, 166-176.  Pubmed
  • Weidtkamp-Peters, S., Felekyan, S., Bleckmann, A., Simon, R., Becker, W., Kühnemuth, R. Seidel, C.A.M. (2009). Multiparameter Fluorescence Image Spectroscopy to study molecular interactions. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 8, 470–480. Pubmed
  • Stahl, Y., Wink, R., Ingram, G. and Simon, R (2009). A signalling module controlling the stem cell niche in Arabidopsis root meristems. Current Biology 19, 909-914 Pubmed     
  • Stahl, Y., Simon, R. (2009). Is the Arabidopsis root niche protected by sequestration of the CLE40 signal by its putative receptor ACR4? Plant Signal Behav 7, 634-635. Pubmed        
  • Stahl, Y. and Simon, R. (2009) Plant primary meristems: shared functions and regulatory mechanisms. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, in press. Pubmed 
  • Bleckmann, A., and Simon, R. (2009) Interdomain signaling in stem cell maintenance of Plant shoot meristems. Mol. Cells 27, 615-620. Pubmed 
  • Müller, R., Bleckmann, A., and Simon, R. (2008). The Receptor Kinase CORYNE of Arabidopsis Transmits the Stem Cell–Limiting Signal CLAVATA3 Independently of CLAVATA1. Plant Cell 20, 934-946. Pubmed    
  • Bureau, M., and Simon, R. (2008). JLO regulates embryo patterning and organ initiation by controlling auxin transport. Plant Signal Behav 3, 145-147. Pubmed
  • Rast, M.I., and Simon, R. (2008) The Meristem-To-Organ Boundary: More than an extremity of Anything. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 18, 287-294. Pubmed
  • Borghi, L., Bureau, M., and Simon, R. (2007). Arabidopsis JAGGED LATERAL ORGANS Is Expressed in Boundaries and Coordinates KNOX and PIN Activity. Plant Cell 19, 1795-1808. Pubmed 
  • Müller, R., Borghi, L., Kwiatkowska, D., Laufs, P., and Simon, R. (2006). Dynamic and compensatory responses of Arabidopsis shoot and floral meristems to CLV3 signaling. Plant Cell 18, 1188-1198. Pubmed    
  • Simon, R., and Stahl, Y. (2006). Botany. Plant cells CLEave their way to differentiation. Science 313, 773-774.Pubmed
  • Stahl, Y., and Simon, R. (2005). Plant stem cell niches. Int J Dev Biol 49, 479-489. Pubmed
  • Schneider, A., Kirch, T., Gigolashvili, T., Mock, H. P., Sonnewald, U., Simon, R., Flügge, U.I., Werr, W. (2005): A transposon-based activation-tagging population in Arabidopsis thaliana (TAMARA) and its application in the identification of dominant developmental and metabolic mutations. FEBS Lett 579, 4622-8.Pubmed
  • Kirch, T., Simon, R., Grünewald, M. und Werr, W. (2003): The DORNRÖSCHEN/ENHANCER OF SHOOT REGENERATION1 Gene of Arabidopsis Acts in the Control of Meristem Cell Fate and Lateral Organ Development. The Plant Cell 15, 694-705 Pubmed
  • Hobe, M., Müller, R., Grünewald, M., Brand, U., und Simon, R. (2003). Loss of CLE40, a protein functionally equivalent to the stem cell restricting signal CLV3, enhances root waving in Arabidopsis. Dev Genes Evol 213, 371-381 Pubmed        
  • Deveaux, Y., Peaucelle, A., Roberts, G., Coen, E., Simon, R., Traas, J., Murray, J., Doonan, J. und Laufs, P. (2003) The ethanol switch: a tool for tissue-specific gene induction during plant development. The Plant Journal 36, 918-930 Pubmed
  • Simon, R. (2003) Development of the shoot meristem. Book chapter in: Polarity in plant development. Edited by Keith Lindsey, Blackwell Publishing.
  • Brand, U., Grünewald, M., Hobe, M. und Simon, R. (2002): Regulation of CLV3 expression by two homeobox genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiol 129, 565-575  Pubmed   
  • Lohmann, J.U., Hong, R.L., Hobe, M., Busch, M.A., Parcy, F., Simon, R., Weigel, D. (2001): A molecular link between stem cell regulation and floral patterning in Arabidopsis. Cell 105, 793-803  Pubmed 
  • Simon, R.  (2001) Function of plant shoot meristems. Sem Cell Dev Biol 12, 357-362 Pubmed
  • Eckardt NA, Araki T, Benning C, Cubas P, Goodrich J, Jacobsen SE, Masson P, Nambara E, Simon R, Somerville S, Wasteneys G. (2001): Arabidopsis research 2001. Plant Cell13, 1973-82. Pubmed 
  • Brand, U., Hobe, M. und Simon, R. (2001) Functional domains in plant shoot meristems. BioEssays 23, 134-141  Pubmed 
  • Hobe, M., Brand, U., Waites, R. und Simon, R. (2001) Control of cell division and cell fate in plant meristems. The Cell Cycle and Development, Novartis Foundation Symposium No. 237., 235-43  Pubmed
  • Brand, U., Fletcher, J.C., Hobe, M., Meyerowitz, E.M. und Simon, R. (2000): Dependence of stem cell fate in Arabidopsis on a feedback loop regulated by CLV3 activity. Science 289, 617-619  Pubmed  
  • Waites, R. and Simon, R. (2000) Signaling cell fate in plant meristems: Three clubs on one tousle. Minireview. Cell 103, 835-838 Pubmed 
  • Fletcher, J.C., Brand, U., Running, M.P., Simon, R. und Meyerowitz, E.M. (1999): Signaling of cell fate decisions by CLAVATA3 in Arabidopsis shoot meristems. Science 283, 1911-1914  Pubmed
  • Coupland G, Igeno MI, Simon R, Schaffer R, Murtas G, Reeves P, Robson F, Pineiro M, Costa M, Lee K, Suarez-Lopez P. (1998): The regulation of  flowering time by daylength in Arabidopsis. Symp Soc Exp Biol. 51, 105-10. Pubmed
  • Ingram, G.C., Simon, R., Carpenter, R. und Coen, E.S. (1998): The Antirrhinum ERG gene encodes a protein related to bacterial small GTPases and is required for embryonic viability. Current Biology 8, 1079-1082  Pubmed
  • Ingram, G.C., Doyle, S., Carpenter, R., Schultz, E.A., Simon, R. und Coen, E.S. (1997): Dual role for FIMBRIATA in regulating floral homeotic genes and cell division in Antirrhinum. EMBO 16, 6521-6534  Pubmed
  • Simon, R., Igeno, M.I. und Coupland, G. (1996): Activation of floral meristem identity genes in Arabidopsis. Nature 384, 59-62   Pubmed
  • Simon,R. and Coupland,G. (1996): Arabidopsis genes that regulate flowering time in response to day-length. Sem Cell Dev Biol 7: 419-425
  • Ganal,M.W. Simon,R., Brommonschenkel,S.; Arndt,H.; Tanksley,S.D. and Kumar,A. (1995): Genetic mapping of a wide spectrum nematode resistance gene against Globodera rostochiensis in tomato. Mol Plant Microbe Int, 8: 886-891 Pubmed
  • Putterill, J., Robson, F., Lee, K., Simon, R. und Coupland, G. (1995): The CONSTANS gene of Arabidopsis promotes flowering and encodes a protein showing similarities to zinc finger transcription factors. Cell 80, 847-857 Pubmed  
  • Ingram, G.C., Goodrich, J., Wilkinson, M.D., Simon, R., Haughn, G.W. und Coen, E.S. (1995): Parallels between UNUSUAL FLORAL ORGANS and FIMBRIATA; genes controlling flower development in Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum. Plant Cell 7, 1501-1510 Pubmed
  • Simon, R., Doyle, S., Carpenter, R. und Coen, E.S. (1994): FIMBRIATA controls flower development by mediating between meristem and organ identity genes. Cell 78, 99-107 Pubmed         
  • Bradley,D.; Carpenter,R.; Elliott,R.; Simon,R.; Romero,J.; Hantke,S.; Doyle,S.; Mooney,M.; Luo,D.; McSteen,P.; Copsey,L.; Robinson,C. and Coen,E. (1993): Gene regulation of flowering. Phil Trans R Soc Lon B 339: 193-196
  • Simon,R. (1990): Isolierung apex-spezifischer Gene von Lycopersicon esculentum M. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.
  • Simon,R. und Starlinger,P. (1987): Transposable element Ds2 of Zea mays influences polyadenylation and splice site selection. Mol Gen Genet 209: 198-199   Pubmed     

Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Simon

Entwicklungsgenetik
Heinrich-Heine-Universität
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