Research Profile

Astrid Wingler

Biography

Employment:

  • Since 2015: Professor of Plant Biology, Head of Plant Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland
  • 2006-2015: Senior Lecturer in Plant Biology, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, UK
  • 2000-2006: Lecturer in Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University College London, UK 
  • 1999-2000: Scientific Assistant, Botanisches Institut, Universität Basel, Switzerland
  • 1995-1998: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Editorial roles:

  • Monitoring Editor, Plant Physiology since 2011           
  • Section Editor (Plant Biochemistry and Physiology section), BMC Plant Biology since 2014; Associate Editor (2009-2014)

Education:

  • 1995: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Plant Physiology, Universität Tübingen, Germany
  • 1992: Diplom in Biology (Dipl.-Biol.), Universität Tübingen, Germany





Research Interests

My research focuses on the role of sugar signalling in plant development and in the perception of environmental signals. For example, my group exploits natural genetic variation to investigate the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms that regulate leaf senescence. Most of this research is conducted with the model species Arabidopsis, but we also use a perennial relative of Arabidopsis, Arabis alpina, to explore how senescence is regulated by environmental conditions in perennial plants. In addition, I am interested in the pathways that determine plant growth in response to temperature, for example in perennial grasses.

 

Key recent findings

Regulation of leaf senescence in annual plants

In annual plants leaf senescence plays an important role in the recycling of nutrients to the seeds. Our main interest is exploring the internal signals that regulate this process in response to the environment. Using Arabidopsis as a model, we have shown that sugar accumulation is involved in the regulation of leaf senescence and that the signalling molecule trehalose-6-phosphate is required for this response.

 

The role of trehalose-6-phosphate in regulating plant metabolism and development

Trehalose-6-phosphate is a signal for high carbon availability in plants and thus plays a role in the regulation of leaf senescence. It is also required for the recovery of growth, e.g. after a period of cold temperature. Collaboration with Matthew Paul (Rothamsted Research) and Henriette Schluepmann (Utrecht University) has shown that trehalose-6-phosphate acts by inhibiting the protein kinase SnRK1.

 

Regulation of leaf senescence in perennial plants

In perennial herbs leaf senescence is required for nutrient recycling to support the growth of new leaves. However in contrast to annual plants, senescence has to be limited to prevent plant death. Using the perennial model Arabis alpina, we compare senescence regulation in perennial plants with our knowledge from Arabidopsis. We have found large natural variation in the regulation of senescence by sugar availability and growth temperature in different accessions of A. alpina and explore how this regulation enables adaptation to the natural growth habitat.




Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'The Dynamic Plant: Capture, Transformation, and Management of Energy'
Bailey-Serres, J.; Pierik, R.; Ruban, A.; Wingler, A. (2018) 'The Dynamic Plant: Capture, Transformation, and Management of Energy'. Plant Physiology, 176 (2):961-966 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Transitioning to the next phase: the role of sugar signaling throughout the plant life cycle'
Wingler A (2018) 'Transitioning to the next phase: the role of sugar signaling throughout the plant life cycle'. Plant Physiology, 176 (2):1075-1084 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Classification of intra-specific variation in plant functional strategies reveals adaptation to climate'
May, RL;Warner, S;Wingler, A (2017) 'Classification of intra-specific variation in plant functional strategies reveals adaptation to climate'. Annals of Botany, 119 :1343-1352 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Myrteae phylogeny, calibration, biogeography and diversification patterns: Increased understanding in the most species rich tribe of Myrtaceae'
Vasconcelos, TNC;Proenca, CEB;Ahmad, B;Aguilar, DS;Aguilar, R;Amorim, BS;Campbell, K;Costa, IR;De-Carvalho, PS;Faria, JEQ;Giaretta, A;Kooij, PW;Lima, DF;Mazine, FF;Peguero, B;Prenner, G;Santos, MF;Soewarto, J;Wingler, A;Lucas, EJ (2017) 'Myrteae phylogeny, calibration, biogeography and diversification patterns: Increased understanding in the most species rich tribe of Myrtaceae'. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 109 :113-137 [DOI] [CORA Link] [Details]
(2017)'Links between parallel evolution and systematic complexity in angiosperms-A case study of floral development in Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae)'
Vasconcelos, TNC;Prenner, G;Santos, MF;Wingler, A;Lucas, EJ (2017) 'Links between parallel evolution and systematic complexity in angiosperms-A case study of floral development in Myrcia s.l. (Myrtaceae)'. Perspectives In Plant Ecology Evolution And Systematics, 24 :11-24 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Limitation of Grassland Productivity by Low Temperature and Seasonality of Growth'
Wingler A, Hennessy D (2016) 'Limitation of Grassland Productivity by Low Temperature and Seasonality of Growth'. Frontiers In Plant Science, 7 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Comparison of signaling interactions determining annual and perennial plant growth in response to low temperature'
Wingler, Astrid (2015) 'Comparison of signaling interactions determining annual and perennial plant growth in response to low temperature'. Frontiers In Plant Science, 5   [Details]
(2015)'Adaptation to altitude affects the senescence response to chilling in the perennial plant Arabis alpina'
Wingler, Astrid,Juvany, Marta,Cuthbert, Caroline,Munne-Bosch, Sergi (2015) 'Adaptation to altitude affects the senescence response to chilling in the perennial plant Arabis alpina'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66 (11):355-367   [Details]
(2015)'Systematic and evolutionary implications of stamen position in Myrteae (Myrtaceae)'
Vasconcelos T.N.C., Bünger M.O., Carvalho P., Wingler A., Prenner G., Lucas E.J. (2015) 'Systematic and evolutionary implications of stamen position in Myrteae (Myrtaceae)'. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 179 (3):388-402 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The Trehalose 6-Phosphate/SnRK1 Signaling Pathway Primes Growth Recovery following Relief of Sink Limitation'
Nunes, Catia,O'Hara, Liam E.,Primavesi, Lucia F.,Delatte, Thierry L.,Schluepmann, Henriette,Somsen, Govert W.,Silva, Anabela B.,Fevereiro, Pedro S.,Wingler, Astrid,Paul, Matthew J. (2013) 'The Trehalose 6-Phosphate/SnRK1 Signaling Pathway Primes Growth Recovery following Relief of Sink Limitation'. Plant Physiology, 162 (33):1720-1732   [Details]
(2013)'Regulation of growth by the trehalose pathway: relationship to temperature and sucrose'
Nunes, Catia,Schluepmann, Henriette,Delatte, Thierry L.,Wingler, Astrid,Silva, Anabela B.,Fevereiro, Pedro S.,Jansen, Marcus,Fiorani, Fabio,Wiese-Klinkenberg, Anika,Paul, Matthew (2013) 'Regulation of growth by the trehalose pathway: relationship to temperature and sucrose'. Plant Signaling & behavior, 8 (1212)   [Details]
(2013)'How Do Sugars Regulate Plant Growth and Development? New Insight into the Role of Trehalose-6-Phosphate'
O'Hara, Liam E.,Paul, Matthew J.,Wingler, Astrid (2013) 'How Do Sugars Regulate Plant Growth and Development? New Insight into the Role of Trehalose-6-Phosphate'. Molecular Plant, 6 (22):261-274   [Details]
(2012)'Trehalose 6-Phosphate Is Required for the Onset of Leaf Senescence Associated with High Carbon Availability'
Wingler, Astrid,Delatte, Thierry L.,O'Hara, Liam E.,Primavesi, Lucia F.,Jhurreea, Deveraj,Paul, Matthew J.,Schluepmann, Henriette (2012) 'Trehalose 6-Phosphate Is Required for the Onset of Leaf Senescence Associated with High Carbon Availability'. Plant Physiology, 158 (33):1241-1251   [Details]
(2012)'Interactions Between Temperature and Sugars in the Regulation of Leaf Senescence in the Perennial Herb Arabis alpina L'
Wingler, Astrid,Stangberg, Emma Josefine,Saxena, Triambak,Mistry, Rupal (2012) 'Interactions Between Temperature and Sugars in the Regulation of Leaf Senescence in the Perennial Herb Arabis alpina L'. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 54 (88):595-605   [Details]
(2012)'REGULATION OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND GROWTH Preface'
Wingler, Astrid,Paul, Matthew (2012) 'REGULATION OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND GROWTH Preface'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63 (99):3321-3323   [Details]
(2012)'Overexpression of GCN2-type protein kinase in wheat has profound effects on free amino acid concentration and gene expression'
Byrne, Edward H.,Prosser, Ian,Muttucumaru, Nira,Curtis, Tanya Y.,Wingler, Astrid,Powers, Stephen,Halford, Nigel G. (2012) 'Overexpression of GCN2-type protein kinase in wheat has profound effects on free amino acid concentration and gene expression'. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 10 (33):328-340   [Details]
(2011)'Interactions between flowering and senescence regulation and the influence of low temperature in Arabidopsis and crop plants'
Wingler, A. (2011) 'Interactions between flowering and senescence regulation and the influence of low temperature in Arabidopsis and crop plants'. Annals of Applied Biology, 159 (33):320-338   [Details]
(2010)'Upregulation of biosynthetic processes associated with growth by trehalose 6-phosphate'
Paul, Matthew J.,Jhurreea, Deveraj,Zhang, Yuhua,Primavesi, Lucia F.,Delatte, Thierry,Schluepmann, Henriette,Wingler, Astrid (2010) 'Upregulation of biosynthetic processes associated with growth by trehalose 6-phosphate'. Plant signaling & behavior, 5 (44):386-92   [Details]
(2010)'Cytosolic pyruvate,orthophosphate dikinase functions in nitrogen remobilization during leaf senescence and limits individual seed growth and nitrogen content'
Taylor, Lucy,Nunes-Nesi, Adriano,Parsley, Kate,Leiss, Anna,Leach, Gwendoline,Coates, Steve,Wingler, Astrid,Fernie, Alisdair R.,Hibberd, Julian M. (2010) 'Cytosolic pyruvate,orthophosphate dikinase functions in nitrogen remobilization during leaf senescence and limits individual seed growth and nitrogen content'. Plant Journal, 62 (44):641-652   [Details]
(2010)'QTL analysis for sugar-regulated leaf senescence supports flowering-dependent and -independent senescence pathways'
Wingler, Astrid,Purdy, Sarah Jane,Edwards, Sally-Anne,Chardon, Fabien,Masclaux-Daubresse, Celine (2010) 'QTL analysis for sugar-regulated leaf senescence supports flowering-dependent and -independent senescence pathways'. New Phytologist, 185 (22):420-433   [Details]
(2009)'Sugars, senescence, and ageing in plants and heterotrophic organisms'
Wingler, Astrid,Masclaux-Daubresse, Celine,Fischer, Andreas M. (2009) 'Sugars, senescence, and ageing in plants and heterotrophic organisms'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 60 (44):1063-1066   [Details]
(2009)'Inhibition of SNF1-Related Protein Kinase1 Activity and Regulation of Metabolic Pathways by Trehalose-6-Phosphate'
Zhang, Yuhua,Primavesi, Lucia F.,Jhurreea, Deveraj,Andralojc, P. John,Mitchell, Rowan A. C.,Powers, Stephen J.,Schluepmann, Henriette,Delatte, Thierry,Wingler, Astrid,Paul, Matthew J. (2009) 'Inhibition of SNF1-Related Protein Kinase1 Activity and Regulation of Metabolic Pathways by Trehalose-6-Phosphate'. Plant Physiology, 149 (44):1860-1871   [Details]
(2008)'Metabolic regulation of leaf senescence: interactions of sugar signalling with biotic and abiotic stress responses'
Wingler, A.,Roitsch, T. (2008) 'Metabolic regulation of leaf senescence: interactions of sugar signalling with biotic and abiotic stress responses'. Plant Biology, 10 :50-62   [Details]
(2007)'Transcriptional or post-transcriptional regulation - how does a plant know when to senesce? Third European workshop on plant senescence, Salzau, Germany, February 2007'
Wingler, Astrid (2007) 'Transcriptional or post-transcriptional regulation - how does a plant know when to senesce? Third European workshop on plant senescence, Salzau, Germany, February 2007'. New Phytologist, 175 (11):7-9   [Details]
(2007)'Genetic variation suggests interaction between cold acclimation and metabolic regulation of leaf senescence'
Masclaux-Daubresse, Celine,Purdy, Sarah,Lemaitre, Thomas,Pourtau, Nathalie,Taconnat, Ludivine,Renou, Jean-Pierre,Wingler, Astrid (2007) 'Genetic variation suggests interaction between cold acclimation and metabolic regulation of leaf senescence'. Plant Physiology, 143 (11):434-446   [Details]
(2006)'Effect of sugar-induced senescence on gene expression and implications for the regulation of senescence in Arabidopsis'
Pourtau, Nathalie,Jennings, Richard,Pelzer, Elise,Pallas, Jacqueline,Wingler, Astrid (2006) 'Effect of sugar-induced senescence on gene expression and implications for the regulation of senescence in Arabidopsis'. Planta, 224 (33):556-568   [Details]
(2006)'The role of sugars in integrating environmental signals during the regulation of leaf senescence'
Wingler, A.,Purdy, S.,MacLean, J. A.,Pourtau, N. (2006) 'The role of sugars in integrating environmental signals during the regulation of leaf senescence'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 57 (22):391-399   [Details]
(2005)'Natural variation in the regulation of leaf senescence and relation to other traits in Arabidopsis'
Levey, S.,Wingler, A. (2005) 'Natural variation in the regulation of leaf senescence and relation to other traits in Arabidopsis'. Plant Cell and Environment, 28 (22):223-231   [Details]
(2005)'Characterization of markers to determine the extent and variability of leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. A metabolic profiling approach'
Diaz, C.,Purdy, S.,Christ, A.,Morot-Gaudry, J. F.,Wingler, A.,Masclaux-Daubresse, C. L. (2005) 'Characterization of markers to determine the extent and variability of leaf senescence in Arabidopsis. A metabolic profiling approach'. Plant Physiology, 138 (22):898-908   [Details]
(2005)'Mechanisms of the light-dependent induction of cell death in tobacco plants with delayed senescence'
Wingler, A.,Brownhill, E.,Pourtau, N. (2005) 'Mechanisms of the light-dependent induction of cell death in tobacco plants with delayed senescence'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 56 (421421):2897-2905   [Details]
(2004)'Effect of reduced arginine decarboxylase activity on salt tolerance and on polyamine formation during salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana'
Kasinathan, V.,Wingler, A. (2004) 'Effect of reduced arginine decarboxylase activity on salt tolerance and on polyamine formation during salt stress in Arabidopsis thaliana'. Physiologia Plantarum, 121 (11):101-107   [Details]
(2004)'Interactions of abscisic acid and sugar signalling in the regulation of leaf senescence'
Pourtau, N.,Mares, M.,Purdy, S.,Quentin, N.,Ruel, A.,Wingler, A. (2004) 'Interactions of abscisic acid and sugar signalling in the regulation of leaf senescence'. Planta, 219 (55):765-772   [Details]
(2004)'Spatial patterns and metabolic regulation of photosynthetic parameters during leaf senescence'
Wingler, A.,Mares, M.,Pourtau, N. (2004) 'Spatial patterns and metabolic regulation of photosynthetic parameters during leaf senescence'. New Phytologist, 161 (33):781-789   [Details]
(2002)'The function of trehalose biosynthesis in plants'
Wingler, A. (2002) 'The function of trehalose biosynthesis in plants'. Phytochemistry, 60 (55):437-440   [Details]
(2002)'Induction of trehalase in Arabidopsis plants infected with the trehalose-producing pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae'
Brodmann, D.,Schuller, A.,Ludwig-Muller, J.,Aeschbacher, R. A.,Wiemken, A.,Boller, T.,Wingler, A. (2002) 'Induction of trehalase in Arabidopsis plants infected with the trehalose-producing pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae'. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 15 (77):693-700   [Details]
(2001)'Trehalose and trehalase in Arabidopsis'
Muller, J.,Aeschbacher, R. A.,Wingler, A.,Boller, T.,Wiemken, A. (2001) 'Trehalose and trehalase in Arabidopsis'. Plant Physiology, 125 (22):1086-1093   [Details]
(2001)'Trehalose metabolism in Arabidopsis: occurrence of trehalose and molecular cloning and characterization of trehalose-6-phosphate synthase homologues'
Vogel, G.,Fiehn, O.,Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel, L.,Boller, T.,Wiemken, A.,Aeschbacher, R. A.,Wingler, A. (2001) 'Trehalose metabolism in Arabidopsis: occurrence of trehalose and molecular cloning and characterization of trehalose-6-phosphate synthase homologues'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 52 (362362):1817-1826   [Details]
(2001)'Induction of ApL3 expression by trehalose complements the starch-deficient Arabidopsis mutant adg2-1 lacking ApL1, the large subunit of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase'
Fritzius, T.,Aeschbacher, R.,Wiemken, A.,Wingler, A. (2001) 'Induction of ApL3 expression by trehalose complements the starch-deficient Arabidopsis mutant adg2-1 lacking ApL1, the large subunit of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase'. Plant Physiology, 126 (22):883-889   [Details]
(2000)'Are isocitrate lyase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase involved in gluconeogenesis during senescence of barley leaves and cucumber cotyledons?'
Chen, Z. H.,Walker, R. P.,Acheson, R. M.,Tecsi, L. I.,Wingler, A.,Lea, P. J.,Leegood, R. C. (2000) 'Are isocitrate lyase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase involved in gluconeogenesis during senescence of barley leaves and cucumber cotyledons?'. Plant and Cell Physiology, 41 (88):960-967   [Details]
(2000)'Trehalose induces the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase gene, ApL3, and starch synthesis in Arabidopsis'
Wingler, A.,Fritzius, T.,Wiemken, A.,Boller, T.,Aeschbacher, R. A. (2000) 'Trehalose induces the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase gene, ApL3, and starch synthesis in Arabidopsis'. Plant Physiology, 124 (11):105-114   [Details]
(2000)'Photorespiration: metabolic pathways and their role in stress protection'
Wingler, A.,Lea, P. J.,Quick, W. P.,Leegood, R. C. (2000) 'Photorespiration: metabolic pathways and their role in stress protection'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 355 (14021402):1517-1529   [Details]
(1999)'Photorespiratory metabolism of glyoxylate and formate in glycine-accumulating mutants of barley and Amaranthus edulis'
Wingler, A.,Lea, P. J.,Leegood, R. C. (1999) 'Photorespiratory metabolism of glyoxylate and formate in glycine-accumulating mutants of barley and Amaranthus edulis'. Planta, 207 (44):518-526   [Details]
(1999)'Serine : glyoxylate aminotransferase exerts no control on photosynthesis'
Wingler, A.,Ann, V. J.,Lea, P. J.,Leegood, R. C. (1999) 'Serine : glyoxylate aminotransferase exerts no control on photosynthesis'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 50 (334334):719-722   [Details]
(1999)'The role of photorespiration during drought stress: an analysis utilizing barley mutants with reduced activities of photorespiratory enzymes'
Wingler, A.,Quick, W. P.,Bungard, R. A.,Bailey, K. J.,Lea, P. J.,Leegood, R. C. (1999) 'The role of photorespiration during drought stress: an analysis utilizing barley mutants with reduced activities of photorespiratory enzymes'. Plant Cell and Environment, 22 (44):361-373   [Details]
(1999)'Ammonium can stimulate nitrate and nitrite reductase in the absence of nitrate in Clematis vitalba'
Bungard, R. A.,Wingler, A.,Morton, J. D.,Andrews, M.,Press, M. C.,Scholes, J. D. (1999) 'Ammonium can stimulate nitrate and nitrite reductase in the absence of nitrate in Clematis vitalba'. Plant Cell and Environment, 22 (77):859-866   [Details]
(1999)'Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase is involved in the decarboxylation of aspartate in the bundle sheath of maize'
Wingler, A.,Walker, R. P.,Chen, Z. H.,Leegood, R. C. (1999) 'Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase is involved in the decarboxylation of aspartate in the bundle sheath of maize'. Plant Physiology, 120 (22):539-545   [Details]
(1998)'Regulation of leaf senescence by cytokinin, sugars, and light - Effects on NADH-dependent hydroxypyruvate reductase'
Wingler, A.,von Schaewen, A.,Leegood, R. C.,Lea, P. J.,Quick, W. P. (1998) 'Regulation of leaf senescence by cytokinin, sugars, and light - Effects on NADH-dependent hydroxypyruvate reductase'. Plant Physiology, 116 (11):329-335   [Details]
(1997)'Control of photosynthesis in barley plants with reduced activities of glycine decarboxylase'
Wingler, A.,Lea, P. J.,Leegood, R. C. (1997) 'Control of photosynthesis in barley plants with reduced activities of glycine decarboxylase'. Planta, 202 (22):171-178   [Details]
(1996)'Axenic mycorrhization of wild type and transgenic hybrid aspen expressing T-DNA indoleacetic acid-biosynthetic genes'
Hampp, R.,Ecke, M.,Schaeffer, C.,Wallenda, T.,Wingler, A.,Kottke, I.,Sundberg, B. (1996) 'Axenic mycorrhization of wild type and transgenic hybrid aspen expressing T-DNA indoleacetic acid-biosynthetic genes'. Trees-Structure and Function, 11 (11):59-64   [Details]
(1996)'Effects of varied soil nitrogen supply on Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) .2. Carbon metabolism in needles and mycorrhizal roots'
Wallenda, T.,Schaeffer, C.,Einig, W.,Wingler, A.,Hampp, R.,Seith, B.,George, E.,Marschner, H. (1996) 'Effects of varied soil nitrogen supply on Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) .2. Carbon metabolism in needles and mycorrhizal roots'. Plant and Soil, 186 (22):361-369   [Details]
(1996)'Mycorrhiza formation on Norway spruce (Picea abies) roots affects the pathway of anaplerotic CO2 fixation'
Wingler, A.,Wallenda, T.,Hampp, R. (1996) 'Mycorrhiza formation on Norway spruce (Picea abies) roots affects the pathway of anaplerotic CO2 fixation'. Physiologia Plantarum, 96 (44):699-705   [Details]
(1996)'Control of photorespiration by glycine decarboxylase'
Wingler, A.,Leegood, R. C.,Lea, P. J. (1996) 'Control of photorespiration by glycine decarboxylase'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 47 (SUPPL.SUPPL):76-76   [Details]
(1996)'Effects of varied soil nitrogen supply on Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) .1. Shoot and root growth and nutrient uptake'
Seith, B.,George, E.,Marschner, H.,Wallenda, T.,Schaeffer, C.,Einig, W.,Wingler, A.,Hampp, R. (1996) 'Effects of varied soil nitrogen supply on Norway spruce (Picea abies L Karst) .1. Shoot and root growth and nutrient uptake'. Plant and Soil, 184 (22):291-298   [Details]
(1994)'INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT NUTRIENT REGIMES ON THE REGULATION OF CARBON METABOLISM IN NORWAY SPRUCE PICEA-ABIES (L) KARST SEEDLINGS'
Wingler, A.,Einig, W.,Schaeffer, C.,Wallenda, T.,Hampp, R.,Wallander, H.,Nylund, J. E. (1994) 'INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT NUTRIENT REGIMES ON THE REGULATION OF CARBON METABOLISM IN NORWAY SPRUCE PICEA-ABIES (L) KARST SEEDLINGS'. New Phytologist, 128 (22):323-330   [Details]
(1993)'DETERMINATION OF MANNITOL IN ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND ECTOMYCORRHIZAS BY ENZYMATIC MICRO-ASSAYS'
Wingler, A.,Guttenberger, M.,Hampp, R. (1993) 'DETERMINATION OF MANNITOL IN ECTOMYCORRHIZAL FUNGI AND ECTOMYCORRHIZAS BY ENZYMATIC MICRO-ASSAYS'. Mycorrhiza, 3 (22):69-73   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2013)'The role of trehalose metabolism in photosynthetic development and leaf senescence'
Wingler, Astrid, Paul, Matthew (2013) 'The role of trehalose metabolism in photosynthetic development and leaf senescence' In: Biswal, Basanti, Krupinska, Karin, Biswal, Udaya C (eds). Plastid Development in Leaves during Growth and Senescence; Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Dordrecht: Springer. [Details]
(1997)'The role of mycorrhiza'
Hampp, R., Wingler, A. (1997) 'The role of mycorrhiza' In: Foyer, C. H., Quick, W. P (eds). A Molecular Approach to Primary Metabolism in Higher Plants. London: Taylor & Francis. [Details]
(1995)'Root carbon metabolism and anaplerosis in ectomycorrhizal trees'
Hampp, R.,Schaeffer, C.,Wallenda, T.,Wingler, A.,Johann, P.,Laurent, P.,Martin, F.,Gadal (1995) 'Root carbon metabolism and anaplerosis in ectomycorrhizal trees' In: P.,Sandermann, H.,Bonnet-Masimbert, M (eds). Eurosilva - Contribution to Forest Tree PhysiologyEurosilva - Contribution to Forest Tree Physiology. Paris: INRA.   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015Honorary Professor of University College London University College London

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Bmc Plant Biology Editor-
Plant Physiology Editor-

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

BL2001 - Plant and Animal Genetics

BL4006 - Food Production

PS4024 - Crop Physiology and Climate Change


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

Head of Teaching for Biological Sciences at University College London (2014/15)

UCL Biosciences Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)




Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Matthew Paul Rothamsted ResearchUNITED KINGDOM
Sergi Munné-Bosch University of BarcelonaSPAIN
Eve Lucas Royal Botanical Gardens, KewUNITED KINGDOM
Gerhard Prenner Royal Botanical Gardens, KewUNITED KINGDOM

Contact details

  • Astrid Wingler
    Head of Plant Science
  • astrid.wingler@ucc.ie
  • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    University College Cork
    Distillery Fields, North Mall
    Cork, Ireland
  • +353 21 490 4660

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