Anna Name: Kersting (née Reineke), Anna

Status: Ph.D student


Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-



  • 2012: October: PhD graduation
  • 2012: two month as visiting scientist at the University of Preorita (South Africa)
  • 2008 - 2012: PhD student in the group of Evolutionary Bioinformatics, IEB
  • 2007: Visiting student with practical study for the diploma thesis at the College of natural ressources, Utah State University, Logan, UT (USA)
  • 2006: internship at the zoological garden in Guadalajara (Mexico)
  • 2004: internship at the enviromental agency in Minden (Germany)
  • 2004: internship at the zoological garden Osnabrück (Germany)
  • 2002-2007: Diploma study, Bielefeld University
  • 2002: language school in Salamanca (Spain)
  • 2002: graduating at the Gymnasium Johanneum in Wadersloh (Germany)

Research interest

  • Evolution of conserved motifs in the upstream region of stress genes in plants
  • Annotation of plant proteins
  • Evolution of upstream region

Attended conferences / workshops

  • Bernhard Rensch Summer School 2008, University of Münster (Germany) June 30-July 11, 2008
  • The Phycomitrella Genome Workshop 2009, University of Freiburg, (Germany) June 1-3, 2009
  • Conference on Stress and Evolution 2010, University of Münster (Germany) July 14-16, 2010
  • 9thEuropean Conference on Computational Biology 2010, Ghent (Belgium) September 26-29, 2010
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Students' Symposium evolution across fields,University of Münster (Germany) February 17-18, 2011
  • Plant Genome Evolution Conference, Amsterdam (Netherlands) September 03-06, 2011


  1. Jeanine L. Olsen, Pierre Rouzé, Bram Verhelst, Yao-Cheng Lin, Till Bayer, Jonas Collen, Emanuela Dattolo, Emanuele De Paoli, Simon Dittami, Florian Maumus, Gurvan Michel, Anna Kersting, Chiara Lauritano, Rolf Lohaus, Mats Töpel, Thierry Tonon, Kevin Vanneste, Mojgan Amirebrahimi, Janina Brakel, Christoffer Boström, Mansi Chovatia, Jane Grimwood, Jerry W. Jenkins, Alexander Jüterbock, Amy Mraz, Wytze T. Stam, Hope Tice, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Pamela J. Green, Gareth A. Pearson, Gabriele Procaccini, Carlos M. Duarte, Jeremy Schmutz, Thorsten B. H. Reusch, Yves van de Peer
    Genome of the seagrass Zostera marina which has secondarily returned to the sea
    Nature, in press (2016)
  2. A.R. Kersting, Mizrachi E, Bornberg-Bauer E, Myburg A A
    Protein domain evolution is associated with reproductive diversification and adaptive radiation in the basal rosid Eucalyptus grandis
    New Phytologist 206:1328-1336, doi: 10.1111/nph.13211, 2015
    [Online access]
  3. Alexander A. Myburg, ... Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Anna R. Kersting ... Yves Van de Peer, Daniel S. Rokhsar, Jeremy Schmutz (80 authors)
    Genome sequence of Eucalyptus grandis
    Nature 510(7505):356-62, 2014
    [Online access]
  4. A.R. Kersting, E. Bornberg-Bauer, A.D. Moore, and S. Grath. Dynamics and adaptive bene fits of protein domain emergence and arrangements during plant genome evolution,Genome Biol. Evol. 4(3):316–329. , 2012
  5. A.R. Reineke, E. Bornberg-Bauer and J. Gu, Evolutionary divergence and limits of conserved non-coding sequence detection in plant genome, Nucleic Acids research (2011) Vol. 39, No. 14 6029–6043
  6. A.M. Ernst, B. Ruping, S.B. Jekat, S. Nordzieke, A.R. Reineke, B. Müller , E. Bornberg-Bauer, D. Prüfer and G.A. Noll, The sieve element occlusion gene family in dicotyledonous plants,Plant Signaling & Behavior 2011, V6
  7. B. Ruping, A.M. Ernst, S.B. Jekat, S. Nordzieke, A.R. Reineke, B. Müller , E. Bornberg-Bauer, D. Prüfer and G.A. Noll, Molecular and phylogenetic characterization of the sieve element occlusion gene family in Fabaceae and non-Fabaceae plants,BMC Plant Biology 2010, 10:219