Dr. Thi Ha Giang Vu

Research Focus
I am a molecular biologist, with expertise in genomics, epigenetics and DNA double-strand break repair. I am currently working on the project with the focus to uncover the genetic and epigenetic variation in Douglas-fir German and North American original seed stands as the factors underlying phenotypic variation on yield-related traits and as the basis for environmental adaptation.
Education and Academic Degrees
• 2007 – Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Greifswald, Germany.
• 2004–2007: Ph.D. studies, Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany.
• 2003- 2004: Diploma equivalence in Biotechnology, University of Greifswald, Germany.
• 2001- 2003: M. Sc. In Biophysics, VNU University of Science, Vietnam.
Position and Employment
• 2020–present: Post-doc, Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding Department, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany.
• 2013–2019: Post-doc, Leibnitz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben, Germany.
• 2011–2012: Post-doc, MPIPZ, Dept. of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cologne, Germany.
• 2008–2010: Post-doc, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK.

Selected Publications
G.T.H. Vu, H.X. Cao, F. Fauser, B. Reiss, H. Puchta, I. Schubert (2017). “Endogenous sequence patterns predispose the repair modes of CRISPR/Cas9-induced DNA double strand breaks in Arabidopsis thaliana.” Plant J (doi: 10.1111/tpj.13634)
G.T.H. Vu, H.X. Cao, B. Reiss, I. Schubert (2017). “Deletion-bias in DNA double strand break repair differentially contributes to plant genome shrinkage.” New Phytol. (doi: 10.1111/nph.14490)
I. Schubert and G.T.H. Vu (2016). “Genome stability and evolution: attempting a holistic view.” Trends Plant Sci. 21: 749-757. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2016.06.003)
H.X. Cao, T. Schmutzer, U. Scholz, A. Pecinka, I. Schubert and G.T.H. Vu (2015). "Metatranscriptome analysis reveals host-microbiome interactions in traps of carnivorous Genlisea species." Front Microbiol 6. (doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00526)
G.T.H. Vu, T. Schmutzer, F. Bull, H. X. Cao, J. Fuchs, T. D. Tran, G. Jovtchev, K. Pistrick, N. Stein, A. Pecinka, P. Neumann, P. Novak, J. Macas, P. H. Dear, F. R. Blattner, U. Scholz and I. Schubert (2015). "Comparative genome analysis reveals divergent genome size evolution in a carnivorous plant genus." The Plant Genome. (doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.04.0021)
G.T.H. Vu, H.X. Cao, K. Watanabe, G. Hensel, F.R. Blattner, J. Kumlehn and I. Schubert (2014). "Repair of site-specific DNA double-strand breaks in barley occurs via diverse pathways primarily involving the sister chromatid." Plant Cell 26(5): 2156-2167. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.126607)
A. Pecinka, A. Abdelsamad, G.T.H. Vu (2013) Hidden genetic nature of epigenetic natural variation in plants. Trends Plant Sci., 18, 625-632. (doi: 10.1016/ j.tplants.2013.07.005)