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Dr. Marco Trujillo


Marco Trujillo

Institute of Biology II

Group: Ubiquitin Signalling

Phone.: +49 (0)761 203-2529



Focus of Reseach

  • Ubiquitin signalling
  • Protein degradation and cellular homeostasis
  • Immune signalling in plants


  • Since 2018 Interim professor, Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2011-2018 Independent jr. research group leader, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle (Saale), Germany
  • 2008-2011 Assistant professor, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2007-2008 Postdoctoral Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, RIKEN Centre for Sustainable Resource Science, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2005-2006 Postdoctoral scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 2001-2005 Doctorate, University of Giessen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Ilona Turek, Nadine Tischer, Roman Lassig, Marco Trujillo* (2018) Multi-tiered pairing selectivity between E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes and E3 ligases. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 293:16324-16336
  • Kathrin Kowarschik, Sylvestre Marillonnet, Marco Trujillo* (2018) UbiGate: A synthetic biology toolbox to analyse ubiquitintion. New Phytologist, 217:1749-1763
  • Giulia Furlan, Hirofumi Nakagami, Lennart Eschen-Lippold, Petra Majovsky, Kathrin Kowarschik, Xiyuan Jiang, Wolfgang Hoehenwarter, Justin Lee, Marco Trujillo* (2017) Dampening of the immune response by changes in PUB22 ubiquitination modes triggered by MPK3. The Plant Cell, 29:726-745
  • Martin Winkler, Antje Hellmuth, Philipp Janitza, Michael Niemeyer, Gideon Christ, Sophia L. Samodelov, Verona Wilde, Petra Majovsky, Marco Trujillo, Marcel Quint, Wolfgang Hoehenwarter, Matias D. Zurbriggen, Luz Irina A. Calderón Villalobos (2017) Variation in auxin sensing guides AUX/IAA repressor ubiquitylation and destruction. Nature Communications, 8:15706
  • Martin Stegmann, Ryan G. Anderson, Kazuya Ichimura, Tamara Pecenkova, Patrick Reuter, Viktor Žárský, John M. McDowell, Ken Shirasu, Marco Trujillo* (2012) The ubiquitin ligase PUB22 targets a subunit of the exocyst complex required for PAMP-triggered responses in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell, 24:4703-16


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