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Institute of

FG Forest Genetics

Dr. Niels A. Müller

Institut für Forstgenetik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 108
+49 4102 696 200

Scientific associate in the genome research group


Since 2017: Scientific associate in the genome research group of the Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics

2016–2017: Postdoc at the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011–2015: PhD student and Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne with José M. Jiménez-Gómez and Maarten Koornneef

2009–2010: Graduate student and scientific assistant at the State Institute of Viticulture and Enology in Freiburg

2003–2009: Biology studies at the University of Kassel and the University of Freiburg


  • Poplar dioecy - Elucidation of the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of dioecy in poplars
  • FraxGen - Genetic architecture of ash dieback resistance in common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.)

Selected publications

  • Renner SS, Müller NA. (2021) Plant sex chromosomes defy evolutionary models of expanding recombination suppression and genetic degeneration. Nature Plants 7, 392–402. link
  • Müller NA, Kersten B, Leite Montalvão AP, Mähler N, Bernhardsson C, Bräutigam K, Carracedo Lorenzo Z, Hoenicka H, Kumar V, Mader M, Pakull B, Robinson KM, Sabatti M, Vettori C, Ingvarsson PK, Cronk Q, Street NR, Fladung M. (2020) A single gene underlies the dynamic evolution of poplar sex determination. Nature Plants 6, 630–637. link
  • Müller NA, Zhang L, Koornneef M, Jiménez-Gómez JM (2018) Mutations in EID1 and LNK2 caused light-conditional clock deceleration during tomato domestication. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115 (27) 7135-7140. link
  • Soyk S, Müller NA, Park SJ, Schmalenbach I, Jiang K, Hayama R, Zhang L, Van Eck J, Jiménez-Gómez JM, Lippman ZB (2017) Variation in the flowering gene SELF PRUNING 5G promotes day-neutrality and early yield in tomato. Nature Genetics. 49, 162-168. link
  • Müller NA, Wijnen CL, Srinivasan A, Ryngajllo M, Ofner I, Lin T, Ranjan A, West D, Maloof JN, Sinha NR, Huang S, Zamir D, Jiménez-Gómez JM (2016) Domestication selected for deceleration of the circadian clock in cultivated tomato. Nature Genetics. 48, 89-93. link

Publications at the Thünen Institute

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