Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone: +49 4102 696 0
Fax: +49 4102 696 200

Location manager Waldsieversdorf

  • Volker Schneck

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Stefanie Mordau

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: +49 33433 157 0
Fax: +49 33433 157 199

Dr. Niels A. Müller

Scientific associate in the genome research group

Dr. Niels A. Müller
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 108
+49 4102 696 200

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


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.

Yuste-Lisbona FJ, Fernández-Lozano A, Pineda B, Bretones S, Ortíz-Atienza A, García-Sogo B, Müller NA, Angosto T, Capel J, Moreno V, Jiménez-Gómez JM, Lozano R (2020) ENO regulates tomato fruit size through the floral meristem development network. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 117, 8187-8195.

Müller NA, Kersten B, Fladung M, Schroeder H (2019) RNA-seq of eight different poplar clones reveals conserved up-regulation of gene expression in response to insect herbivory. BMC Genomics. 20:673.

Fladung M, Schildbach M, Hoenicka H, Kersten B, Müller NA (2019) Selfing of a single monoecious Populus tremula tree produces vital males, females and “supermales”. Trees. 33, 803-816.

Brenner WG, Mader M, Müller NA, Hoenicka H, Schroeder H, Zorn I, Fladung M, Kersten B (2019) High level of conservation of mitochondrial RNA editing sites among four Populus species. G3 (Bethesda). 9, 709-717.

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, 7135-7140.

Ashoub A, Müller NA, Jiménez-Gómez JM, Brüggemann W. (2018) Prominent alterations of wild barley leaf transcriptome in response to individual and combined drought acclimation and heat shock conditions. Physiol Plant. 163, 18-29.

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

Müller NA, Jiménez-Gómez JM (2016) Analysis of circadian leaf movements. Methods Mol Biol. 1398, 71-79.

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.