Center for Plant Molecular Biology
ZMBP - Plant Biochemistry - Gust-cv-publications

Andrea Gust

(formerly Andrea Ludwig)

curriculum vitae


B.Sc., 1993 University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

M.Sc., 1996 University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Plant Physiology, Laboratory of Dr Uwe Conrath, Germany, Thesis Title: The effect of salicylic acid on the protein phosphorylation in tobacco.

Ph.D., 2000 University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Plant Physiology, Laboratory of Dr Raimund Tenhaken, Germany, Thesis title: Isolation of new marker genes for the hypersensitive cell death in soybean.


Research Associate, Department of Plant Biochemistry, Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen, since May 2004.

Duties include: Lecturing of undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students in plant biochemistry and molecular biology research.


Nov. 2003 - Mar. 2004 Post doctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom.

Nov. 2001 - Oct. 2003 European Community Marie Curie Research Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Jonathan Jones. Proposal title: “Function of tobacco calcium dependent protein kinase 2 in the plant defence response.”

Apr. 2000 - Oct. 2001 Post doctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Prof. Jonathan Jones

July 1996 - Feb. 2000 Post graduate Research Assistant at the University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Plant Physiology, Germany: Supervising diploma students and practical courses in phytopathology

Oct. 1993 - June 1996 Student Assistant at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany: Supervising practical courses in botany and mathematics for undergraduate students


Gust A.A., Biswas R., Lenz H.D., Rauhut T., Ranf S., Kemmerlling B., Götz F., Glawischnig E., Lee J., Felix G. and Nürnberger T. (2007) Bacteria-derived peptidoglycans constitute pathogen-associated molecular patterns triggering innate immunity in Arabidopsis. J. Biol. Chem., 282, 32338-32348.

Qutob D., Kemmerling B., Brunner F., Küfner I., Engelhardt S., Gust A.A., Luberacki B., Seitz H.U., Stahl D., Rauhut T., Glawischnig E., Schween G., Lacombe B., Watanabe N., Lam E., Schlichting R., Scheel D., Nau K., Dodt G., Hubert D., Gijzen M., and Nürnberger T. (2006) Phytotoxicity and innate immune responses induced by Nep1-like proteins. Plant Cell, 18, 3721-3744.

Nekrasov V., Ludwig A.A. and Jones J.D.G. (2006) CITRX thioredoxin is a putative adaptor protein connecting Cf-9 and the ACIK1 protein kinase during the Cf-9/Avr9-induced defense response. FEBS Letters, 580, 4236-4241.

González-Lamothe R., Tsitsigiannis D.I., Ludwig A.A., Panicot M., Shirasu K. and Jones J.D.G. (2006) The U-box Protein CMPG1 is Required for efficient Activation of Defense Mechanisms Triggered by Multiple Resistance Genes in Tobacco and Tomato. Plant Cell, 18, 1067-1083.

Ludwig A.A., Saitoh H., Felix G., Freymark G., Miersch O., Wasternack C., Boller T., Jones J.D.G. and Romeis T. (2005) Ethylene-mediated cross-talk between calcium-dependent and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling controls stress responses in plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102, 10736-10741.

Heese-Peck A., Ludwig A.A., and Jones J.D.G. (2005) Rapid phosphorylation of a syntaxin-related protein during the Avr9/Cf-9-race-specific signalling pathway. Plant Physiol., 138, 2406-2416.

Rowland O.#, Ludwig A.A.#, Merrick C., Baillieul F., Tracy F., Fitz-Laylin L., Durrant W.E., Nekrasov V., Yoshioka H., and Jones J.D.G. (2005) Functional analysis of Avr9/Cf-9 rapidly elicited (ACRE) genes identifies a protein kinase, ACIK1, that is essential for full Cf-dependent disease resistance. Plant Cell, 17, 295-310.
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Wulff B.B.W., Kruijt M., Collins P.L., Thomas C.M., Ludwig A.A., De Wit P.J.G.M. and Jones J.D.G. (2004) Gene shuffling-generated and natural variants of the tomato resistance gene Cf-9 exhibit different auto-necrosis-inducing activities in Nicotiana species. Plant J., 40, 942-956.

Ludwig A.A., Romeis T. and Jones J.D.G. (2004) CDPK-mediated signalling pathways: specificity and crosstalk. J. Exp. Bot., 395, 181-188.

Romeis T.#, Ludwig A.A.#, Martin R. and Jones J.D.G. (2001) Calcium-dependent protein kinases play an essential role in a plant defence response. EMBO J., 20, 5556-5567.
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Ludwig A.A.
and Tenhaken R. (2001) A new cell wall located N-rich protein is strongly induced during the hypersensitive response in Glycine max L. Eur. J. Plant Pathol., 107, 323-336.

Ludwig A. and Tenhaken R. (2001) Suppression of the ribosomal L2-gene reveals a novel mechanism for stress adaptation in soybean. Planta, 212, 792-798.

Tenhaken R., Anstätt C., Ludwig A. and Seehaus K. (2001) WY-14,643 and other agonists of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor reveal a new mode of action for salicylic acid in soybean disease resistance. Planta, 212, 888-895.

Ludwig A. and Tenhaken R. (2000) Defence gene expression in soybean is linked to the status of the cell death program. Plant Mol. Biol., 44, 209-218.