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Prof. Dr. Annegret Wilde


Prof. Dr.
Annegret Wilde

Institute of Biology III

Group: Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-97828



Focus of research

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics of Cyanobacteria
  • Phototaxis and photoreceptors
  • Circadian clock of cyanobacteria


  • since 2012 W3-Professor, Molecular Genetics, University Freiburg
  • 2008-2012 W2-Professor for Molecular Microbiology, Justus-Liebig University Giessen
  • 2001-2008 Senior scientist (C1), Plant Biochemistry, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 1998-2000 Fellowship, Genetics, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 1994-1997 Postdoctoral fellow, Genetics, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 1991-1994 PhD student, Genetics, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • 1985-1990 Diploma Microbiology, University of St. Petersburg, Russia

Selected Publications

  • Behler J, Sharma K, Reimann V, Wilde A, Urlaub H, Hess WR. (2018) The host-encoded RNase E endonuclease as the crRNA maturation enzyme in a CRISPR-Cas subtype III-Bv system. Nature Microbiol., 3, 367-377.
  • Schuergers N, Lenn T, Kampmann R, Meissner MV, Esteves T, Memerinac-Ott M., Korvink JG, Lowe AR, Mullineaux CW, Wilde A. (2016) Cyanobacteria use micro-optics to sense light direction. eLife 5, e12620.
  • Georg J, Dienst D, Schuergers N, Wallner T, Kopp D, Stazic D, Kuchmina K, Klähn S, Lokstein H, Hess WR, Wilde A. (2014) The small regulatory RNA SyR1/PsrR1 controls photosynthetic functions in cyanobacteria. Plant Cell 26, 3661-79.
  • Savakis P, De Causmaecker S, Angerer V, Ruppert U, Anders K, Essen LO, Wilde A. (2012) Light-induced alteration of c-di-GMP level controls motility of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Mol. Microbiol. 85, 239-251.
  • Dühring U, Axmann IM, Hess WR, Wilde A. (2006) A naturally occurring antisense RNA affecting expression of isiA and assembly of IsiA supercomplexes. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A 103, 7054-7058.


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