Dr Eirini Kaiserli

  • Lecturer (Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology)

Biography

Eirini’s interest in biology led her from the island of Kos, Greece to the UK. She obtained a degree in Biotechnology (with Work Placement) form the University of Glasgow in 2004. Eirini was introduced to the world of photoreceptor research during her Work Placement at Stanford University (Briggs lab, Carnegie Inst. of Washington), and subsequently completed her PhD in 2008 at the University of Glasgow (Prof. Jenkins lab) investigating the function and localisation of the first genetically encoded UV-B receptor, UVR8. After her PhD., Eirini briefly worked on phototropin research and was involved in developing the plant blue-light sensory LOV domain into a fluorescent marker at the lab of Prof. Christie (University of Glasgow). In 2009, Eirini was awarded a Human Frontiers Science Program postdoctoral fellowship to join the Chory lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, California), where she studied the function of a novel signalling component integrating light, hormone and clock networks to promote plant growth. In 2013, Eirini received a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship to establish her own lab at the University of Glasgow. The focus of her research is to understand how environmental stimuli induce changes in nuclear architecture, chromatin organisation and gene expression to regulate plant growth and development. In particular, she is interested in elucidating the molecular function, composition and physiological significance of the light-regulated nuclear body complexes in plants using a multi-disciplinary approach. 


Research interests

  • Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression by light
  • Photomorphogenesis and photoperiodic flowering in Arabidopsis
  • Light-induced changes in nuclear architecture
  • Photobody structure and function

Research interests - further information

Postdoctoral research staff Students Technical staff

Dr Giorgio Perrella

Mhairi Davidson (PhD)
WeiWei Fang (PhD)
Elisa Velluntini (PhD)
Anna Zioutopoulou (PhD)
Alexander McLeod (MSc)
Jack Bunyan (BSc Hons)
Jessica Reynolds (BSc Hons)

Liz O’ Donnell

Kaiserli Lab alumni

  • Nolwenn Mouniee (PGR) 2014, Internship student, University Clairmont-Ferrant, France
  • Jennifer Hall (UG) 2014, Wellcome Trust Summer Studentship, University of Glasgow
  • Katalin Paldi (PGR) 2014-15, M.Res Plant Science, University of Glasgow, current position: PhD student at GMI, Vienna
  • Jonna Aitta (UG) 2014-15, MCB Honours Project, University of Glasgow
  • Egle Begaite (UG) 2014-15 Dobbie Smith Awardee, University of Glasgow
  • Matthew Habasque (UG) 2015, Summer Internship, University of Glasgow
  • Alice Robustelli-Test (PGR) 2015, Erasmus +, University of Milan
  • Rosa Maria Castillo Bravo (PGR) 2015-16, Erasmus +, University of Seville, Current position: PhD student at the University of Galway, Ireland
  • Adam Gauley (UG) 2015-16, MCB Honours Project, University of Glasgow, Current position: PhD student at JIC, Norwich
  • Giovanni Giuriani (UG) 2016, Summer Internship, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Vanesa Tossi (EMBO short-term PDRA fellowship) 2016, Current position: Lecturer at the University of Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Silviya Dimova (UG) 2016-17, Genetics Honours Project, University of Glasgow
  • Jennifer Fleming (UG) 2016-17, Genetics Honours Project, University of Glasgow
  • Justin Joseph (PGT) 2016-17, MRes Biomedical Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Mihail Peychev (PGT) 2016-17, MRes Biomedical Sciences, University of Glasgow
  • Gabriela Krawiec (UG), Lab volunteer, 2016-17, University of Glasgow
  • Tajra Lulo (UG), Summer Visiting Internship, 2017, International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Catriona MacIntosh (UG), Summer Internship, 2017, Genetics, University of Glasgow
  • Elisa Vellutini (PGR) 2017-18, Erasmus +, University of Pisa, IT
  • Maisoun Alalami (UG), 2017-18, Genetics Honours Project, University of Glasgow
  • Michalis Giovanakis (UG), 2017-2018, Erasmus +, University of Crete, GR
  • Anna Zioutopoulou (PGR), 2017
  • William MacIntosh-Smith (2018 MRes Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Transcriptional regulation of plant growth in nuclear microdomains
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2016 - 2019
     

Teaching

  • Level 4: Core Skills in Molecular and Cell Biology (Option A) - Course Co-ordinator
  • Level 4: Plant Molecular Biology (Option B)
  • Level 4: Genes & Development (Option C)
  • Level 4: Biotechnology (Option C)
  • Level 4: Honours Project Supervisor
  • Level 4: Criticial Review Supervisor
  • Head of College Scholar's Scheme tutor
  • UG Adviser of Studies
  • MSc. Biotechnology, Optogenetics
  • MSc. Biotechnology assessor & project supervisor
  • M.Res. Biomedical Sciences assessor & project supervisor
  • MSc. Food Security assessor & project supervisor
  • PhD MVLS/BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme Transferrable Skills co-organiser
  • PGR progress reviewer and supervisor
  • MVLS Mentor for Early Career Researchers
  • Organiser of the external seminar series (IMCSB), 2015 - present

Additional information

Invited International Presentations

  • 2018: James Hutton Institute, UK - Invited Seminar Speaker
  • 2018: Utrecht University, Netherlands - Invited Speaker at the Plant Thermomorphogenesis Meeting
  • 2018: University of Cologne, Germany - Keynote Speaker at the Young Researchers Symposium on Plant Photobiology
  • 2018: Stanford, USA - Carnegie Institution of Washington - Briggs Symposium - Invited Speaker
  • 2018: Matsue, Japan - International Plant Photobiology Meeting (ISPP 2018) Invited Speaker
  • 2018: University of Edinburgh, UK - Invited Seminar Speaker
  • 2018: Essex, England, UK - University of Essex - Invited Seminar Speaker
  • 2017: Hawaii, USA - American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 2017: Norwich, UK - John Innes Centre New Phytologist Next Generation Meeting - Invited Mentor
  • 2016: Gatsby Charitable Foundation, York - Plant Science Summer School - Invited Tutor
  • 2016: Galveston, Texas, USA - Gordon Research Conference - Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • 2016: University of Dusseldorf, Germany - Invited Seminar Speaker
  • 2016: John Innes Centre, Norfolk, UK - Plant Science UK
  • 2016: Cardiff University, Wales, UK - GARNet
  • 2016: Invergowrie, UK - Plant Science Scotland
  • 2015: Brno, Czeck Republic - EMBO Plant Development
  • 2015: Sao Paulo, Brazil - FAPESP - British Council Workshop on "Environmental and metabolic control of plant growth and development"
  • 2015: Texas, USA - International Plant Photobiology Meeting
  • 2014: Cordoba, Argentina - International Photobiology Congress
  • 2014: Norwich, UK - Frontiers in Plant Research, John Innes Centre
  • 2014: Barga, Italy - Gordon Research Conference- Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction
  • 2012: Matera, Italy - EMBO Plant Development and Environmental Interactions
  • 2011: Provence, France - EMBO Nuclear Structure and Architecture

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2016: University of Glasgow, UK - Dr. J. Grieve Lectureship in Biochemistry
  • 2015: International Plant Photobiology Meeting, Austin, Texas - Best Presentation Award (Third Place)
  • 2013: University of Glasgow - Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellowship
  • 2012: The Salk Institute, USA - Kirby Foundation Salk Fellowship Award
  • 2012: The Salk Institute, USA - Pioneer Fund Award
  • 2009: The Salk Institute, USA - Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship
  • 2004: University of Glasgow, UK - IBLS, PhD Studentship
  • 2002: Stanford University, USA - Sainsbury Undergraduate Studentship
  • 2002: University of Glasgow, UK - Dobbie Smith Prize

Professional Learned Society

  • 2018 - present: Plant Physiology - Monitoring Editor
  • 2017 - present: American Society of Plant Biologists - Member
  • 2016 - present: Royal Society of Biology - Member
  • 2016 - present: Higher Education Academy - Fellow
  • 2016 - present: Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice

Supervision

    • Transcriptional control through novel protein motifs
    • Protein interactions regulating photoperiodic flowering
    • Light-induced nuclear organisation

Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005
Number of items: 19.

2018

Kaiserli, E. , Perrella, G. and Davidson, M. L.H. (2018) Light and temperature shape nuclear architecture and gene expression. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 45(Part A), pp. 103-111. (doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2018.05.018) (PMID:29909288)

Perrella, G., Davidson, M. L.H., O'Donnell, L., Nastase, A.-M., Herzyk, P. , Breton, G., Pruneda-Paz, J. L., Kay, S. A., Chory, J. and Kaiserli, E. (2018) ZINC-FINGER interactions mediate transcriptional regulation of hypocotyl growth in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(19), E4503-E4511. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1718099115) (PMID:29686058) (PMCID:PMC5948964)

Kaiserli, E. (2018) Ultraviolet rays light up transcriptional networks regulating plant growth. Developmental Cell, 44(4), pp. 409-411. (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2018.02.005) (PMID:29486191) (PMCID:29486191)

2016

Perrella, G. and Kaiserli, E. (2016) Light behind the curtain: photoregulation of nuclear architecture and chromatin dynamics in plants. New Phytologist, 212(4), pp. 908-919. (doi:10.1111/nph.14269) (PMID:27813089) (PMCID:PMC5111779)

2015

Kaiserli, E. , Páldi, K., O’Donnell, L., Batalov, O., Pedmale, U. V., Nusinow, D. A., Kay, S. A. and Chory, J. (2015) Integration of light and photoperiodic signaling in transcriptional nuclear foci. Developmental Cell, 35(3), pp. 311-321. (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.10.008)

Kaiserli, E. and Chory, J. (2015) The role of phytochromes in triggering plant developmental transitions. In: eLS. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. (doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0023714)

2013

Shani, E., Weinstain, R., Zhang, Y., Castillejo, C., Kaiserli, E. , Chory, J., Tsien, R. Y. and Estelle, M. (2013) Gibberellins accumulate in the elongating endodermal cells of Arabidopsis root. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(12), pp. 4834-4839. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1300436110)

2012

Cloix, C., Kaiserli, E. , Heilmann, M., Baxter, K.J., Brown, B.A., O'Hara, A., Smith, B.O. , Christie, J.M. and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) C-terminal region of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiates signaling through interaction with the COP1 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), pp. 16366-16370. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1210898109)

2011

Rizzini, L. et al. (2011) Perception of UV-B by the arabidopsis UVR8 protein. Science, 332(6025), pp. 103-106. (doi:10.1126/science.1200660)

Christie, J.M. , Kaiserli, E. and Sullivan, S. (2011) Light sensing at the plasma membrane. In: Murphy, A.S. (ed.) The Plant Plasma Membrane. Series: Plant cell monographs. Springer, pp. 423-426. ISBN 9783642134319

Christie, J.M. et al. (2011) phot1 inhibition of ABCB19 primes lateral auxin fluxes in the shoot apex required for phototropism. PLoS Biology, 9(6), e1001076. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001076)

2010

Sullivan, S., Kaiserli, E. , Tseng, T.-S. and Christie, J.M. (2010) Subcellular localization and turnover of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5(2), pp. 184-186. (doi:10.4161/psb.5.2.11082)

2009

Kaiserli, E. , Sullivan, S., Jones, M. A., Feeney, K. A. and Christie, J. M. (2009) Domain swapping to assess the mechanistic basis of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 receptor kinase activation and endocytosis by blue light. Plant Cell, 21(10), pp. 3226-3244. (doi:10.1105/tpc.109.067876)

Sullivan, S., Thompson, C. E., Kaiserli, E. and Christie, J. M. (2009) Interaction specificity of Arabidopsis 14-3-3 proteins with phototropin receptor kinases. FEBS Letters, 583(13), pp. 2187-2193. (doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2009.06.011)

2008

Chapman, S., Faulkner, C., Kaiserli, E. , Garcia-Mata, C., Savenkov, E.I., Roberts, A.G., Oparka, K.J. and Christie, J.M. (2008) The photoreversible fluorescent protein iLOV outperforms GFP as a reporter of plant virus infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(50), pp. 20038-20043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0807551105)

2007

Briggs, W.R., Tseng, T.S., Cho, H.Y., Swartz, T.E., Sullivan, S., Bogomolni, R.O., Kaiserli, E. and Christie, J.M. (2007) Phototropins and their LOV domains: Versatile plant blue-light receptors. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49(1), pp. 4-10. (doi:10.1111/j.1672-9072.2007.00406.x)

Cho, H.-Y., Tseng, T.S., Kaiserli, E. , Sullivan, S., Christie, J.M. and Briggs, W.R. (2007) Physiological roles of the light, oxygen, or voltage domains of phototropin 1 and phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis1. Plant Physiology, 143(1), pp. 517-529. (doi:10.1104/pp.106.089839)

Kaiserli, E. and Jenkins, G.I. (2007) UV-B promotes rapid nuclear translocation of the Arabidopsis UV-B-specific signaling component UVR8 and activates its function in the nucleus. Plant Cell, 19, pp. 2662-2673. (doi:10.1105/tpc.107.053330)

2005

Brown, B. A., Cloix, C., Jiang, G. H., Kaiserli, E. , Herzyk, P. , Kliebenstein, D. J. and Jenkins, G. I. (2005) A UV-B-specific signaling component orchestrates plant UV protection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102, pp. 18225-18230. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0507187102)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 13 16:13:25 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Kaiserli, E. , Perrella, G. and Davidson, M. L.H. (2018) Light and temperature shape nuclear architecture and gene expression. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 45(Part A), pp. 103-111. (doi:10.1016/j.pbi.2018.05.018) (PMID:29909288)

Perrella, G., Davidson, M. L.H., O'Donnell, L., Nastase, A.-M., Herzyk, P. , Breton, G., Pruneda-Paz, J. L., Kay, S. A., Chory, J. and Kaiserli, E. (2018) ZINC-FINGER interactions mediate transcriptional regulation of hypocotyl growth in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(19), E4503-E4511. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1718099115) (PMID:29686058) (PMCID:PMC5948964)

Kaiserli, E. (2018) Ultraviolet rays light up transcriptional networks regulating plant growth. Developmental Cell, 44(4), pp. 409-411. (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2018.02.005) (PMID:29486191) (PMCID:29486191)

Perrella, G. and Kaiserli, E. (2016) Light behind the curtain: photoregulation of nuclear architecture and chromatin dynamics in plants. New Phytologist, 212(4), pp. 908-919. (doi:10.1111/nph.14269) (PMID:27813089) (PMCID:PMC5111779)

Kaiserli, E. , Páldi, K., O’Donnell, L., Batalov, O., Pedmale, U. V., Nusinow, D. A., Kay, S. A. and Chory, J. (2015) Integration of light and photoperiodic signaling in transcriptional nuclear foci. Developmental Cell, 35(3), pp. 311-321. (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2015.10.008)

Shani, E., Weinstain, R., Zhang, Y., Castillejo, C., Kaiserli, E. , Chory, J., Tsien, R. Y. and Estelle, M. (2013) Gibberellins accumulate in the elongating endodermal cells of Arabidopsis root. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(12), pp. 4834-4839. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1300436110)

Cloix, C., Kaiserli, E. , Heilmann, M., Baxter, K.J., Brown, B.A., O'Hara, A., Smith, B.O. , Christie, J.M. and Jenkins, G.I. (2012) C-terminal region of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 initiates signaling through interaction with the COP1 protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(40), pp. 16366-16370. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1210898109)

Rizzini, L. et al. (2011) Perception of UV-B by the arabidopsis UVR8 protein. Science, 332(6025), pp. 103-106. (doi:10.1126/science.1200660)

Christie, J.M. et al. (2011) phot1 inhibition of ABCB19 primes lateral auxin fluxes in the shoot apex required for phototropism. PLoS Biology, 9(6), e1001076. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001076)

Sullivan, S., Kaiserli, E. , Tseng, T.-S. and Christie, J.M. (2010) Subcellular localization and turnover of Arabidopsis phototropin 1. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 5(2), pp. 184-186. (doi:10.4161/psb.5.2.11082)

Kaiserli, E. , Sullivan, S., Jones, M. A., Feeney, K. A. and Christie, J. M. (2009) Domain swapping to assess the mechanistic basis of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 receptor kinase activation and endocytosis by blue light. Plant Cell, 21(10), pp. 3226-3244. (doi:10.1105/tpc.109.067876)

Sullivan, S., Thompson, C. E., Kaiserli, E. and Christie, J. M. (2009) Interaction specificity of Arabidopsis 14-3-3 proteins with phototropin receptor kinases. FEBS Letters, 583(13), pp. 2187-2193. (doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2009.06.011)

Chapman, S., Faulkner, C., Kaiserli, E. , Garcia-Mata, C., Savenkov, E.I., Roberts, A.G., Oparka, K.J. and Christie, J.M. (2008) The photoreversible fluorescent protein iLOV outperforms GFP as a reporter of plant virus infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(50), pp. 20038-20043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0807551105)

Briggs, W.R., Tseng, T.S., Cho, H.Y., Swartz, T.E., Sullivan, S., Bogomolni, R.O., Kaiserli, E. and Christie, J.M. (2007) Phototropins and their LOV domains: Versatile plant blue-light receptors. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49(1), pp. 4-10. (doi:10.1111/j.1672-9072.2007.00406.x)

Cho, H.-Y., Tseng, T.S., Kaiserli, E. , Sullivan, S., Christie, J.M. and Briggs, W.R. (2007) Physiological roles of the light, oxygen, or voltage domains of phototropin 1 and phototropin 2 in Arabidopsis1. Plant Physiology, 143(1), pp. 517-529. (doi:10.1104/pp.106.089839)

Kaiserli, E. and Jenkins, G.I. (2007) UV-B promotes rapid nuclear translocation of the Arabidopsis UV-B-specific signaling component UVR8 and activates its function in the nucleus. Plant Cell, 19, pp. 2662-2673. (doi:10.1105/tpc.107.053330)

Brown, B. A., Cloix, C., Jiang, G. H., Kaiserli, E. , Herzyk, P. , Kliebenstein, D. J. and Jenkins, G. I. (2005) A UV-B-specific signaling component orchestrates plant UV protection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102, pp. 18225-18230. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0507187102)

Book Sections

Kaiserli, E. and Chory, J. (2015) The role of phytochromes in triggering plant developmental transitions. In: eLS. John Wiley and Sons Ltd. (doi:10.1002/9780470015902.a0023714)

Christie, J.M. , Kaiserli, E. and Sullivan, S. (2011) Light sensing at the plasma membrane. In: Murphy, A.S. (ed.) The Plant Plasma Membrane. Series: Plant cell monographs. Springer, pp. 423-426. ISBN 9783642134319

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