Professor Hirt's research interests are in signal transduction and the molecular communication mechanisms between microorganisms and plants.
Montillet JL, Leonhardt N, Mondy S, Tranchimand S, Boudsocq M, Garcia AV, Douki T, Bigeard J, Laurière C, Chevalier A, Castresana C, Rumeau D, Hirt H (2013) Identification of an ABA-independent oxylipin pathway that controls stomatal closure and immune defense in Arabidopsis. PLoS Biol. 11(3):e1001513.
Pflieger D, Gonnet F, van Bentem S Hirt, H, de la Fuente A (2011) Linking the proteins – elucidation of proteome-scale networks using mass spectrometry. Mass Spectr. Rev. 30:268-97.
Pitzschke A, Hirt H.(2010) New insights into an old story: Agrobacterium-induced tumour formation in plants by plant transformation. EMBO J. 29:1021-32.
Pitzschke, A., Djamei, A., Teige, M., Hirt, H. (2009) VIP1 response elements mediate mitogen-activated protein kinase 3-induced stress gene expression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 106:18414-9.
Djamei, A., Pitzschke, A., Nakagami, H., Rajh, I., and Hirt, H. (2007) Trojan horse strategy in Agrobacterium transformation by abusing MAPK defence signalling. Science, 318, 453-456.
1989-1990 Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Microbiology & Genetics, University of Vienna
1988 Post-doctoral fellow, Deptartment of Microbiology, Oxford University
1987 Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Vienna
1984-1987 Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Vienna
1979-1983 M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Vienna
1976-1978 B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Cape Town
CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture
BESE - Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering