Family and given name: Caldana, Camila

Date and place of birth: 29th of August, 1975, Valinhos (Brazil)

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Since 04/2007: Research Associate: "Genes and small molecules". Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Department Willmitzer.

2004- 2008: PhD student in Plant Physiology, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany. "Genome wide identification and functional characterization of transcription factors involved in the initial phase of salt stress in rice", under supervision of Prof.Bernd Müller-Röber

2000- 2002: MSc in Functional and Molecular Biology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP-Brazil. "Evaluation of Differentially Expressed Genes in Xylella fastidiosa under Conditions of Adhesion", under supervision of Prof. Marcos A. Machado.

1995-1998: BSc Biology, Universidade Estadual de São Paulo, Botucatu, SP-Brazil.


2007-present Max Planck Society Post Doc Fellowship

2004-2007 Membership of Integrative Plant Science- International PhD Programme, Universität Potsdam, Germany

2003-2006 DAAD PhD Scholarship (2003-2006), Germany

2001-2002 FAPESP MSc Scholarship, Brazil

1997-1999 PIBIC/CNPq undergraduate Scholarship, Brazil


R. Ruzicic, C. Caldana, M. Soltaninajafabadi, D.M. Riaño-Pachón, B. Mueller-Roeber. (2007) Transcription factor networks controlling the initial phase of the abiotic stress response in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rice for the Future. Thailand, Nov. 2007, in press.

C Caldana; WR Scheible, B Mueller-Roeber, S Ruzicic (2007). A quantitative RT-PCR platform for high-throughput expression profiling of 2500 rice transcription factors. Plant Methods 3:7.

F Thieme, R Koebnik, T Bekel, C Berger, J Boch, D Büttner, C Caldana, L Gaigalat, A Goesmann, S Kay, O Kirchner, C Lanz, B Linke, A C. McHardy, F Meyer, G Mittenhuber, D H. Nies, U Niesbach-Klösgen, T Patschkowski, C Rückert, O Rupp, S Schneiker, S C. Schuster, F-J Vorhölter, E Weber, A Pühler, U Bonas, D Bartels, and O Kaiser (2005). Insights into Genome Plasticity and Pathogenicity of the Plant Pathogenic Bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria Revealed by the Complete Genome Sequence. J. Bacteriol. 187: 7254-7266

B. Mueller-Roeber, D. M. Riaño-Pachón, S. Ruzicic, A. Skirycz, C. Caldana, I. Witt and M.-I. Zanor (2005). Pflanzichen Regulatorproteine. Bioforum, 6: 32-34.

A.A. de Souza, M.A. Takita, HDC Filho, C. Caldana GM Yanai, NH Muto, R Costa de Oliveira, LR Nunes & MA Machado 2004. Gene expression profile of the plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa during biofilm formation in vitro. FEMS Microbiology Letters 237, 341-353.

A.A. de Souza, M.A. Takita, HDC Filho, C. Caldana, GH Goldman, GM Yanai, NH Muto, R Costa de Oliveira, LR Nunes & MA Machado 2003. Analysis of gene expression in two growth states of Xylella fastidiosa and its relationship with pathogenicity. Molecular Plant- Microbe Interactions 16 (10): 867-875.