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#Biotechnology #Genomics #Molecular cell biology #Gene technology #Bioinformatics #Network #Synthetic biology #Cell and host defense

Ph.D in Molecular biology, M.Sc in Cell biology, B.Sc in Construction engineering

Fields of research:

  • Biotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Gene technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Networks
  • Synthetic biology
  • Cell and host defense
  • Bioactive natural products
  • Plants/Marine algae/Microorganisms/Animals

Research interests:

  • Host defense systems
  • Biotechnology of plants and algae
  • Cellular adaptation and acclimatization to environment
  • Abiotic and biotic stress
  • Cell signalling
  • Molecular imaging


  • Damage associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) in plant innate immunity
  • Taskforce salmon-lice: Interaction between salmon and salmon-lice and development of genome editing methods for salmon-lice.
  • A systems analysis of the light harvesting antennae of marine microalgae.
  • A receptor like kinase sensing sugars and tuning plant growth and immunity.
  • Bioremediation through anchoring of metal binding domains to cell compartments of plants and yeast.
  • Genome-wide responses and adaptations to nutrient stress in marine algae.
  • Southern Ocean phytoplankton adaption to mimicked future changes in light and iron availability - Molecular bases and modelling. 
  • MACROSEA: A knowledge platform for industrial macroalgae cultivation

Selected papers:

Functional studies of CpSRP54 in diatoms show that the mechanism of thylakoid protein insertion differs from that in plants and green algae. Nymark M, Hafskjold MCG, Volpe C, Fonseca DD, Sharma A, Tsirvouli E, Serif M, Winge P, Finazzi G, Bones AM, 2021.  Plant Journal doi: 10.1111/tpj.15149

Simultaneous knock-out of multiple LHCF genes using single sgRNAs and engineering of a high fidelity Cas9 for precise genome editing in marine algae. Sharma AK, Nymark M, Flo S, Sparstad T, Bones AM, Winge P, 2021. Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.13582

The bHLH-PAS protein RITMO1 regulates diel biological rhythms in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Rossella Annunziata, A Ritter, AE Fortunato , A Manzotti, S Cheminant- Navarro, N Agier, MJJ Huysman, P Winge, AM Bones, FY Bougeth, MC Lagomarsino, JP Bouly, A Falciatore, 2019. PNAS 116: 13137-13142

The Myb-like transcription factor phosphorous starvation response (PtPSR) controls conditional P acquisition and remodeling in marine microalgae.  Sharma AK, Mühlroth A, Jouhet J, Marechal E, Alipanah L, Kissen R, Brembu T, Bones AM#, Winge# P, 2020. New Phytologist 225: 2380-2395

Transcriptional regulatory networks in Arabidopsis thaliana during single and combined stresses. Barah P, Naika BNM, Jayavelu ND, Shameer K, Sowdhamini R, Bones AM, 2016. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(7):3147-64.

IDL6 and IDL7 peptides are negative modulators of stress responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. Vie AK, Brembu T, Winge P, Cattan E, Wrzaczek M, Kangasjärvi J, Aachmann FL, Miller G, Bones AM, 2017. JXB 68: 3557-3571

Transcription profiles in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum subject to regular light/dark cycles: Gene regulation of carbon storage and utilization. Chauton M, Brembu T, Winge P, Vadstein O, Bones AM, 2013. Plant Physiol. 161: 1034-1048

Transcriptome responses to combinations of stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Rasmussen S, Barah P, Suarez-Rodriguez MC, Bressendorff S, Friis P, Costantino P, Bones AM, Nielsen BH, Mundy J, 2013. Plant Physiol. 161(4): 1783-1794

Mechanisms of phosphorus acquisition and lipid class remodeling under P limitation in an marine algae.  Mühlroth A, Winge P, Aimen Juliet, Marechal E, Hohmann Mariott, M, Vadstein O, Bones AM, 2017. Plant Physiol 175:1543-1559

The chloroplast ALB3b insertase is required for assembly of the peripheral light-harvesting antenna in diatoms. Nymark M, Volpe C, Hafskjold M, Kirst H, Vadstein O, Bones AM, Melis A, Winge P, 2019. Plant Physiol 181(3): 1257-1276

PAMP-induce secreted peptide 3 (PIP3) is a negative regulator of innate immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana.  Najafi J, Winge P, Vie AK, Viste R, Sommisch I, Brembu T, Brembu, Bones AM, 2020. JXB 71: 850-864

Comparative transcriptomics reveals domestication-associated features of Atlantic salmon lipid metabolism. Jin Y, Olsen RE, Harvey TN, Østensen MA, Li K, Santi N, Vadstein O, Vik JO, Sandve SR, Bones AM, Olsen Y, 2020. Molecular Ecology 29(10):1860-72 doi: 10.1111/mec.15446

The Seminavis robusta genome provides insights into the evolutionary adaptations of benthic diatoms.  Osuna-Cruz CM, Bilcke G, Vancaester E, Decker SD, Bones AM, Winge P, Poulsen N, ..Vandepoele K, 2020. Nature Communications 11 (3320)

Phytoalexins in defense against pathogens. Ahuja I, Kissen R, Bones AM, 2012. Trends in Plant Science 17: 73-90 doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2011.11.002





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