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Arsheed Sheikh

Post Doctoral Fellow​
Research Group: Heribert Hirt

Research Interests

Our lab is interested in the characterization of chromatin regulators post MAP kinase activation during early pathogen infection. ​

Selected Publications

  •   Suayib Üstün, Arsheed Sheikh, Selena Gimenez-Ibanez, Alexandra Jones, Vardis Ntoukakis and Frederik Börnke. (2016). The proteasome acts as a hub for local and systemic plant immunity in Arabidopsis thaliana and constitutes a virulence target of Pseudomonas syringae type-III effector proteins. Plant Physiology DOI:10.1104/pp.16.00808
  • Sheikh AH, Raghuram B, Eschen-Lippold L, Scheel D, Lee J, Sinha AK. (2014) Agroinfiltration by cytokinin-producing Agrobacterium sp. strain GV3101 primes the defense response in Nicotiana tabacum. Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction 27 (11), 1175-1185
  • Sheikh AH, Eschen-Lippold L, Pecher P, Hohenwarter W, Sinha AK, Scheel D, Lee J (2016) Regulation of WRKY46 transcription factor function by mitogen activated protein kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 7:61
  • Sheikh AH, Raghuram B, Jalmi SK, Wankhede DP, Singh P, Sinha AK. (2013) Interaction between two rice mitogen activated protein kinases and its possible role in plant defense. BMC Plant Biology 13 (1), 1-11 

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D. Plant Sciences (2014)                                                                                                                                             NIPGR (National Institute of Plant Genome Research), New Delhi, India                                                                                                           Affiliated to: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Masters of Science in Biotechnology (2007-2009)                                                                                                                       The University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Professional Profile

Post doctoral research fellow (2014-2018) at University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom 


​   ·               INSPIRE FACULTY award (2016), Govt of India (fellowship not availed)

·               DAAD fellowship to work as a Ph. D sandwich scholar in Germany from 2012 to 2014

·               CSIR, DBT, ICAR NET-JRF India

·               M.Sc Gold Medalist


Society of Experimental Botany (SEB) United Kingdom