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)
Articles in preparation
- 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. In preparation, submitted.
Richards CL, Alonso C, Becker C, Bossdorf O, Bucher E, Colome-Tatche M, Durka W, Engelhardt J, Gaspar B, Gogol-Doring A, et al. 2017. Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward. bioRxiv
Günther T*, Lampei C* , Barilar I, Schmid KJ (2015). Phenotypic and genomic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana along altitudinal gradients in the North Italian alps. bioRxiv
Peer reviewed articles
Lampei C, Metz J and Tielbörger K (2017), Clinal population divergence in an adaptive parental environmental effect that adjusts seed banking. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.14436
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
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 (2012) 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