Dr. Catarina Cardoso

Since July 2018
Postdoc in the lab of Caroline Gutjahr, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

2014 - 2018
Postdoc in the lab of Peter Bozhkov, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ultuna (Sweden)

2011 - 2013
Senior Scientist at BASF Plant Sciences (Belgium)

2006 - 2014
Doctoral thesis in the lab of Harro Bouwmeester, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
"Biosynthesis, regulation and biological role of strigolactones in rice"

1998 - 2006
Licenciate Studies in Agronomy Engineering (Bachelor + Master) at Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Internship in the lab of Prof. Ton Bisseling, Wageningen University (The Netherlands)
"RNAi mediated chromatin remodelling"

Scholarships and Awards

2019 Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship


Keymer A, Cardoso C, Messerer M, Brands M, Banhara A, Parniske M, Mayer KFX, Dörmann P, Gutjahr C (2019) Arabidopsis lipid biosynthesis genes required for the successful colonization by the pathogenic oomycete Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 32:S1.129. doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-32- 10-S1.129
Conference abstract

Dauphinee A. N.#, Cardoso C.#, Dalman K., Ohlsson J., Berglund Fick S., Robert S., Higgs G. R., Bozhkov P. V., Minina E. A. (2019) Chemical screening pipeline for identification of specific plant autophagy modulators. Plant Physiology, doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00647.
Preprint at BioRxiv
# equal contribution

Minina, E.A., Moschou, P.N., Vetukuri, R.R., Sanchez-Vera, V., Cardoso, C., Liu, Q., Elander, P.H., Dalman, K., Beganovic, M., Lindberg Yilmaz, J., Marmon, S., Shabala, L., Suarez, M.F., Ljung, K., Novák, O., Shabala, S., Stymne, S., Hofius, D., Bozhkov, P.V., Raines, C., (2018). Transcriptional stimulation of rate-limiting components of the autophagic pathway improves plant fitness. Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 1415–1432. 

Cardoso, C., Charnikhova, T., Jamil, M., Delaux, P.-M., Verstappen, F., Amini, M., Lauressergues, D., Ruyter-Spira, C., Bouwmeester, H., (2014). Differential activity of Striga hermonthica seed germination stimulants and Gigaspora rosea hyphal branching factors in rice and their contribution to underground communication. PLoS ONE 9: e104201. 

Cardoso, C., Zhang, Y., Jamil, M., Hepworth, J., Charnikhova, T., Dimkpa, S.O.N., Meharg, C., Wright, M.H., Liu, J., Meng, X., Wang, Y., Li, J., McCouch, S.R., Leyser, O., Price, A.H., Bouwmeester, H.J., Ruyter-Spira, C., (2014). Natural variation of rice strigolactone biosynthesis is associated with the deletion of two MAX1 orthologs. PNAS 111: 2379-2384.

Ruyter-Spira, C., López-Ráez, J.A., Cardoso, C., Charnikhova, T., Matusova, R., Kohlen, W., Jamil, M., Bours, R., Verstappen, F., Bouwmeester, H. (2012) Strigolactones: A cry for help results in fatal attraction. Is escape possible?, in: Bach, T.J., Rohmer, M. (Eds.), Isoprenoid Synthesis in Plants and Microorganisms. Springer New York, pp. 199–211. (Bookchapter)

Jamil, M., Charnikhova, T., Cardoso, C., Jamil, T., Ueno, K., Verstappen, F., Asami, T., Bouwmeester, H.J., (2011). Quantification of the relationship between strigolactones and Striga hermonthica infection in rice under varying levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. Weed Research 51: 373–385. 

Cardoso, C., Ruyter-Spira, C., Bouwmeester, H.J., (2011). Strigolactones and root infestation by plant-parasitic Striga, Orobanche and Phelipanche spp. Plant Science 180: 414–420.

Ruyter-Spira, C., Kohlen, W., Charnikhova, T., van Zeijl, A., van Bezouwen, L., de Ruijter, N., Cardoso, C., Lopez-Raez, J.A., Matusova, R., Bours, R., Verstappen, F., Bouwmeester, H., (2011). Physiological effects of the synthetic strigolactone analog GR24 on root system architecture in Arabidopsis: another belowground role for strigolactones? Plant Physiology 155: 721–734.

López-Ráez, J.A., Matusova, R., Cardoso, C., Jamil, M., Charnikhova, T., Kohlen, W., Ruyter-Spira, C., Verstappen, F., Bouwmeester, H., (2009). Strigolactones: ecological significance and use as a target for parasitic plant control. Pest Managment Science 65: 471–477. (Review)