Jörg Bormann
  • Faculty, Dept. of Cell Biology, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Cell biology


Dr. rer. nat. at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Münster/Germany), Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology,  2009

Current position

Postdoctoral Associate, Biozentrum Klein-Flottbek, University Hamburg (Hamburg/Germany), Molecular Phytopathology and Genetics, Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Schäfer,


  1. Mentges, M. and Bormann, J. (2015). Real-time imaging of hydrogen peroxide dynamics in vegetative and pathogenic hyphae of Fusarium graminearum. Sci Rep 5: 14980.

  2. Bonnighausen, J., Gebhard, D., Kroger, C., Hadeler, B., Tumforde, T., Lieberei, R., Bergemann, J., Schafer, W. and Bormann, J. (2015). Disruption of the GABA shunt affects mitochondrial respiration and virulence in the cereal pathogen Fusarium graminearum. Mol Microbiol 98(6): 1115-1132.

  3. Bormann, J., Boenisch, M. J., Bruckner, E., Firat, D. and Schafer, W. (2014). The adenylyl cyclase plays a regulatory role in the morphogenetic switch from vegetative to pathogenic lifestyle of Fusarium graminearum on wheat. PLoS One 9(3): e91135.

  4. Bormann, J., Ilgen, P., Boenisch, M. J. and Schäfer, W. (2013). Mykotoxinbildung während der Infektion der Weizenähre durch den pathogenen Pilz Fusarium graminearum. Gesunde Pflanzen 66(1): 23-27.

  5. Montibus, M., Ducos, C., Bonnin-Verdal, M. N., Bormann, J., Ponts, N., Richard-Forget, F. and Barreau, C. (2013). The bZIP transcription factor Fgap1 mediates oxidative stress response and trichothecene biosynthesis but not virulence in Fusarium graminearum. PLoS One 8(12): e83377.

  6. Bormann, J., Ilgen, P., Boenisch, M. J. and Schäfer, W. (2013) Mykotoxinbildung durch Fusarium graminearum in der Weizenähre. Biospektrum, 19, 612-616.

  7. Van Nguyen, T., Kroger, C., Bonnighausen, J., Schafer, W. and Bormann, J. (2013). The ATF/CREB transcription factor Atf1 is essential for full virulence, deoxynivalenol production, and stress tolerance in the cereal pathogen Fusarium graminearum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(12): 1378-1394.

  8. Staerkel, C., Boenisch, M. J., Kroger, C., Bormann, J., Schafer, W. and Stahl, D. (2013). CbCTB2, an O-methyltransferase is essential for biosynthesis of the phytotoxin cercosporin and infection of sugar beet by Cercospora beticola. BMC Plant Biol 13: 50.

  9. Van Thuat, N., Schafer, W. and Bormann, J. (2012). The stress-activated protein kinase FgOS-2 is a key regulator in the life cycle of the cereal pathogen Fusarium graminearum. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 25(9): 1142-1156.

  10. Josefsen, L., Droce, A., Sondergaard, T. E., Sorensen, J. L., Bormann, J., Schafer, W., Giese, H. and Olsson, S. (2012). Autophagy provides nutrients for nonassimilating fungal structures and is necessary for plant colonization but not for infection in the necrotrophic plant pathogen Fusarium graminearum. Autophagy 8(3): 326-337.

  11. Nguyen, L. N., Bormann, J., Le, G. T., Starkel, C., Olsson, S., Nosanchuk, J. D., Giese, H. and Schafer, W. (2011). Autophagy-related lipase FgATG15 of Fusarium graminearum is important for lipid turnover and plant infection. Fungal Genet Biol 48(3): 217-224.

  12. Bormann, J. and Tudzynski, P. (2009). Deletion of Mid1, a putative stretch-activated calcium channel in Claviceps purpurea, affects vegetative growth, cell wall synthesis and virulence. Microbiology 155(Pt 12): 3922-3933.