Molekulare Phytopathologie
AG Slusarenko



Alan J Slusarenko

  • Prof. Alan J Slusarenko
  • Email: alan.slusarenko(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26650 (Office)
  • 0049-(0)241/80-26668 (Lab)

  • Alan Slusarenko
    is Head of the Plant Physiology Department at RWTH Aachen University. His research has centred on resistance mechanisms of Arabidopsis to infection and more recently on Natural Products in Plant Protection. He obtained a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Imperial College in 1981 and was a lecturer in the Department of Plant Biology at Hull University in the U.K. from 1983 until moving in 1988 to an Assistant Professorship in Molecular Plant Pathology at the University of Zürich in Switzerland and subsequently in 1995 to the Chair of Plant Physiology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

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Martin Gruhlke

  • Dr. rer. nat. Martin C. Gruhlke
  • Email: martin.gruhlke(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668
  • Martin C. Gruhlke studied Biology at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He subsequently joined the laboratory of Prof. Alan Slusarenko in 2008, where he currently conducts research on molecular mechanisms of redox-active compounds in fungi, plants and animal cell lines with a certain focus on allicin, a sulfur-containing natural product from garlic, and it’s possible application in pharmacy and agriculture.




Frank Albrecht

  • Dipl. Biol. Frank Albrecht
  • Email: frank.albrecht(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668


Frank Albrecht (born 1981) studied Biology at the RWTH Aachen University where he joined Prof. Alan Slusarenkos lab in 2011 for his diploma thesis. 2013 he started his doctorate focused on the allicin-caused effects on the so-called Redox-Proteome of bakers yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). His work is fundet by the RWTH Scholarships for Doctoral Students.




Jan Borlinghaus

  • Dipl. Biol. Jan Borlinghaus
  • Email: jan.borlinghaus(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26670


Jan Borlinghaus started his studies in biology in 2005 at the RWTH Aachen university and joined the group of Alan Slusarenko with the beginning of his diploma thesis dealing with functional genetics in plants. After he finished his diploma thesis in january 2013, he continued his work in Professor Slusarenkos group as a scientific coworker investigating the influence of cytotoxic compound allicin on plant development. During his work as a scientific coworker, he got in touch with a bacterium which shows an extraordinary level of resistance against allicin. Therefore, he continued his work after being a scientific co-worker by starting his PhD thesis in october 2013 with the goal to unravel the genetic basis of bacterial allicin resistance.




Jana Reiter

  • M. Sc. Jana Reiter
  • Email: jana.reiter(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668


Jana Reiter studied Biosciences at TU Kaiserslautern and handed in her Bachelor's thesis 2012 at AG Neuhaus. For Master's degree she went on to continue her education at RWTH Aachen. For her thesis in 2014, she examined the effects of allicin on the redox state of the proteome from resistant Pseudomonas fluorescens-Isolate PfAR-1 in Professor Slusarenko's work group.




Markus Kamps

  • B. Sc. Markus Kamps
  • Email: markus.kamps(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668


Markus Kamps obtained his Bachelor of Science 2013 in Biology at the RWTH Aachen University and is currently doing his Master of Science degree (RWTH). He joined the laboratory of Prof. Alan Slusarenko in 2012 to investigate allicin resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana during his Bachelor thesis. Markus is now interested (Master thesis) in metabolic changes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae after treatment with the antibiotic allicin from garlic.




Alexander Weiss

  • B. Sc. Alexander Weiss
  • Email: alexander.weiss(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668


Alexander Weiss obtained his B.Sc. from the University of Cologne in 2011. In 2012, he continued his studies at RWTH Aachen University as a Master student and joined the group of Prof. Slusarenko in 2014. As Master project, he seeks to evaluate the role of different regulatory cysteines in the Yeast AP-1 transcription factor upon treatment with allicin on a molecular and physiological level.





Andreas Uebachs

  • Andreas Uebachs
  • Email: andreas.uebachs(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668


Andreas W. Uebachs (born 1989) studies Biology at the RWTH Aachen University. He joined the laboratory of Prof. Alan Slusarenko in 2014, where he currently works on the effects of oxidative stress in fungi (bakers yeast), focused on the OSI1-Promotor-Reporter-System.






Ulrike Noll

  • Ulrike Noll, BTA
  • Email: noll(at)
  • Telefon: 0049-(0)241/80-26668











ehemalige Mitglieder der Arbeitsgruppe:

Dr. rer. nat. Nikolaus Schlaich

M.Sc. Ifeanyi Nwachukwu

M.Sc. Miriam Schreiber

Dr. Daniela Portz
Dr. Ingrid Kiefer
Dr. Gudrun Schmitz
Dr. Cordula Kruse
Dipl. Gyml. Julia Seppelt
Christine Nelles (SII)
Judith Störmann (SII)



Dr. Analía Perello, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Dr. Vladislav Yemelyanov, St. Petersburg State University
Dr. Josiane Chiessu-Wandji, University of Bristol, UK




AG Slusarenko
Prof. Alan J. Slusarenko