prof. Frank kempken

Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology

My main research interest is in genetics and molecular biology of higher plants and fungi, with emphasis on RNA processing in plant mitochondria as well as the biological function of secondary metabolites and transposons in fungi.

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Prof. Frank Kempken

Kiel University

Tel.: +49 (0) 431-880-4274

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Selected Publications

  • Paun L, Nitsche B, Tim Homan, Ram A, Kempken F (2016) An inducible tool for random mutagenesis in Aspergillus niger based on the transposon Vader. Applied Microbiol Biotechnol, doi 10.1007/s00253-016-7438-3.
  • Kumar A, , Henrissat B, Arvas M, Syed MF, Thieme N, Benz JP, Sorensen JL, Record E, Kemken F (2015) De novo assembly and genome analyses of the marine-derived Scopulariopsis brevicaulis strain LF580 unravels life-style traits and anticancerous scopularide biosynthetic gene cluster. PLoS One 10:e0140398.
  • Kollath-Leiss K, Boenniger C, Sardar P, Kempken F (2014) BEM46 shows eisosomal localization and association with tryptophan-derived auxin pathway in Neurospora crassa. Euk Cell 13:1051-1063.
  • Traeger S, Altegoer F, Freitag M, Gabaldon T, Kempken F, Kumar A, Marcet-Houben M, Poeggler S, Stajich J, Nowrousian M (2013) The genome and development-dependent transcriptome of Pyronema confluens: a window into fungal evolution. PLoS Genetics 9:e1003820
  • Kempken F (2013) Alternative splicing in ascomycetes. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 97: 4235-4241