Molecular Ecosystem Sciences B. Sc.

Barbara Vornam

Barbara Vornam is a senior scientist at the section Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology. Her main interests are in the field of (i)molecular genetics of forest trees, (ii)population genetics of forest trees and (iii) epigenetics in plants.

Key expertise:

• Molecular genetics of forest trees

• Functional genomics

• Epigenetics in plants

Selected publications:

Vornam, B., Gailing, O., Derory, J., Plomion, C., Kremer, A., Finkeldey R. (2011) Characterisation and natural variation of a dehydrin gene in Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.
Plant Biology doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2011.00446.x

Lepoittevin, C., Frigerio, J.-M., P., Garnier-Géré, Salin, F., Cervera, M.-T., Vornam, B., Harvengt, L., Plomion,C. (2010): In Vitro vs In Silico detected SNPs for the development of a genotyping array: What can we learn from a non-model Species?
PLoS ONE, June 2010 | Volume 5 | Issue 6 e11034

Gailing, O., Vornam, B., Leinemann, L., Finkeldey, R. (2009) Genetic and genomic approaches to assess adaptive genetic variation in plants: forest trees as a model. Physiologia Plantarum 137: 509-519

Vornam, B., Decarli, N., Gailing, O.: Spatial distribution of genetic variation in a natural beech stand (Fagus sylvatica L.) based on microsatellite markers. Conservation Genetics, 5, 561-570, 2004.

Vornam, B., Kuchma, O., Kuchma, N., Arkhipov, A., Finkeldey, R.: SSRs are suitable markers to reveal mutation events in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) from Chernobyl. Eur. J. of Forest Res. 123,245-248, 2004.

Hain,R., Reif,H-J., Krause,E., Langebartels,R., Kindl,H., Vornam,B., Wiese,W., Schmelzer,E., Schreier,P.H., Stöcker,R.H. and Stenzel,K.: Disease resistance results from foreign phytoalexin expression in a novel plant. Nature 361, 153 - 156, 1993.

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Barbara Vornam is involved in teaching the course:

Ecological Genetics (together with R. Finkeldey)