Crop Plant Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics Group (350b)
Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics
University of Hohenheim
Fruwirthstrasse 21, Room 0.25
Phone: +49-711-459 24437
Phenotypic and genomic population divergence along gradients of environmental factors is at the heart of plant population biology and the main focus of my research. I seek to understand the mechanisms leading to locally adapted populations, taking both phenotypic and genomic approaches. Especially, I am interested in the contribution of complex life-history-traits, such as bet-hedging and parental or grandparental environmental effects.
For my investigations I combine tools from vegetation ecology (manipulative experiments, common gardens, transplanting) and tools from population genetics (available SNPs, next generation sequencing, methylome sequencing).
Education and experience
1999-2005 Degree in Biology at University Mainz (Germany) and (2001-2002) University Lund (Sweden)
2005-2010 PhD with Prof. K. Tielbörger at University Tübingen (Germany), including extended fieldwork visits to the lab of Prof. Jaim Kigel (University of Jerusalem, Israel)
2010-2013 Postdoc in the ESF-EUROCORES project “Ecological and evolutionary plant epigenetics“ (EpiCol) with Prof. K. J. Schmid at University Hohenheim (Germany)
2013-present Research associate in the research group "Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics" of Prof. K. J. Schmid at University of Hohenheim (Germany)
- Richards CL, Alonso C, Becker C, Bossdorf O, Bucher E, Colome-Tatche M, Durka W, Engelhardt J, Gaspar B, Gogol-Doring A,...Lampei C, et al. 2017. Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward. bioRxiv
Peer reviewed articles
Groot MP, Kubisch A, Ouborg NJ, Pagel J, Schmid KJ, Vergeer P, Lampei C (2017) Transgenerational effects of mild heat in Arabidopsis thaliana show strong genotype specificity that is explained by climate at origin. New Phytologist, in press.
Günther T*, Lampei C* , Barilar I, Schmid KJ (2016). Genomic and phenotypic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana along altitudinal gradients in the North Italian Alps. Molecular Ecology, 25:3574–3592.doi:10.1111/mec.13705, preprint
Yousef AA*, Lampei C* and Schmid KJ (2015). Evaluation of cauliflower genebank accessions under organic and conventional cultivation in Southern Germany. Euphytica, 210:389-400. doi:10.1007/s10681-014-1225-y
Günther T*, Lampei C* and Schmid KJ (2013) Mutational bias and gene conversion affect the intraspecific nitrogen stoichiometry of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcriptome. Mol. Biol. Evol., 30:561-568. doi: 10.1093/molbev/mss249
Tielbörger K, Petrů M & Lampei C (2012). Bet-hedging germination in annual plants: a sound empirical test of the theoretical foundations. Oikos, 121:1860-1868. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.20236.x
Lampei C & Tielborger K (2010). Evolvability of between-year seed dormancy in populations along an aridity gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 100:924-934. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01453.x
*= equal contribution
I am teaching in several master courses at the institute 350b of University Hohenheim since 2013.
- Methods of Scientific working
- Population and quantitative genetics
- Plant genetic resources
Courses developed by me
- Introduction to the statistical programming language R
- Agrobiological practical course
Guest lectures in courses of other institutes
- "Alpine Vegetation" in the course Plant Ecology with Prof. Fangmeier