Research interests and responsibilities

Lab management, supervision and support of lab equipment and growth chambers, chemical waste disposal, budget control, molecular and independent work, organization and supervision of student practical courses.

Professional experience

since 2012 University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences; Technician.
2002 – 2012 University of Freiburg (Germany); Technician in the group of Dr. Roman Ulm and Prof. Dr. Klaus Palme. Lab management, supervision and support of lab equipment and growth chambers, chemical waste disposal, budget control, molecular and independent work, organization and supervision of student practical courses, web design.

Education

2012 Certification as an expert on radioactive material and protection
2002 – 2011 more training courses: safety instructor on biological material, server administration, web design.
1993 – 2001 University of Freiburg and University of Madison; Study of biology
1993 Gymnasium in Mannheim; Abitur

Key publications

Stracke R, Favory JJ, Gruber H, Bartelniewoehner L, Bartels S, Binkert M, Funk M, Weisshaar B, Ulm R (2010) The Arabidopsis bZIP transcription factor HY5 regulates expression of the PFG1/MYB12 gene in response to light and ultraviolet-B radiation. Plant Cell Environ. 33(1):88-103

Favory JJ, Stec A, Gruber H, Rizzini L, Oravecz A, Funk M, Albert A, Cloix C, Jenkins GI, Oakeley EJ, Seidlitz HK, Nagy F, Ulm R (2009) Interaction of COP1 and UVR8 regulates UV-B-induced photomorphogenesis and stress acclimation in Arabidopsis. EMBO J. 28(5):591-601

Marrocco K, Zhou Y, Bury E, Dieterle M, Funk M, Genschik P, Krenz M, Stolpe T, Kretsch T (2006) Functional analysis of EID1, an F-box protein involved in phytochrome A-dependent light signal transduction. Plant J. 45(3):423-38

Dieterle M, Zhou Y, Schäfer E, Funk M, Kretsch T (2001) EID1, an F-box protein involved in phytochrome A-specific light signaling. Genes Dev. 15(8):939-44

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Markus Funk

University of Basel
Department of Environmental Sciences
Plant Ecology and Evolution
Schönbeintrasse 6
CH-4056 Basel

+41 61 207 23 23
markus.funk@unibas.ch

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