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Dr. Christian Siadjeu

Dr. Christian Siadjeu

Post-doctoral researcher


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Biologie
Systematik, Biodiversität & Evolution der Pflanzen
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München

Room: 230, second floor
Phone: +49 89 17861-251

Work group

Prof. Kadereit


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Research interests 

C4 photosynthesis is an extraordinary case of a complex trait that evolved independently in at least 61 plant lineages. Amaranthaceae (incl. Chenopodiaceae) shows an immense diversity of C4 syndromes, and therefore, represents a central component allowing the investigation of the evolution and regulation of C4 photosynthesis. My research interests focus on the evolution of C4 gene regulation in Saloleae (Amaranthaceae). To this end, we use multi-omics approaches involving comparative transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and genomics followed by single-cell gene expression and subcellular metabolite distribution.

Collaboration partner

  • Dr. Anja Schmitt (University of Hohenheim)
  • Prof. Dr. Korbinian Schneeberger (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Nägele (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)