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Sainsbury Laboratory

I joined the Helariutta group in SLCU in September 2014 and before worked in the Helsinki Helariutta group from June 2013. Before becoming part of the Helariutta Lab I was doing my diploma and PhD in the Institute of Applied Genetics, Freie Universitaet Berlin, with Alexander Heyl and Thomas Schmuelling. I analysed the mediation of the cytokinin transcriptional response e.g. by developing a screening system for novel modulators of cytokinin signaling.


Research Interests

Coming from the cytokinin signalling field I am interested in how the interaction between cytokinin and auxin shapes xylem and procambium development in the Arabidopsis primary root.


Key Publications

Hellmann, E., Gruhn, N., and Heyl, A. (2010). The more, the merrier: Cytokinin signaling beyond Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling and Behaviour 5, 1365 - 1371. 

Cutcliffe, J.W., Hellmann, E., Heyl, A., and Rashotte, A.M. (2011). CRFs form protein-protein interactions with each other and with members of the cytokinin signalling pathway in Arabidopsis via the CRF domain. Journal of Experimental Botany 62(14):4995-5002

Ruonala R, Hellmann E, Helariutta Y. (2013). Plant vascular development-connective tissue connecting scientists: updates and trends at the PVB 2013 conference. Physiologica Plantarum 151 (2):119-25

Furuta KM, Hellmann E, Helariutta Y. (2014). Molecular control of cell specification and cell differentiation during procambial development. Annual Review of Plant Biology 65; 607-38

Research Associate
Dr Eva  Hellmann

Contact Details

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street