Ida Marie Johannessen

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

For my master degree and now my PhD I work to investigate gene regulation and the function of certain genes. The main methods I use are PCR, real-time PCR and SNP analysis on genetic material from the well known plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Recently our research group has included the closely related species Arabidopsis arenosa and Arabidopsis lyrata in our studies to investigate post-zygotic hybridization barriers in plants. Projects:

  • Main project: The developmental basis of post-zygotic hybridization barriers in Arabidopsis

  • MADS box type I transcription factors
  • The role of RNA directed DNA methylation (RdDM) in regulation of MADS box type I transcription factors



Completed Master of Science in molecular biology with Paul E. Grini as supervisor and Katrine Bjerkan as co-supervisor in 2013 with focus on gene regulation and epigenetics.

Master thesis entitled: The role of small RNA in imprinting of MADS box type I transcription factors.

Tags: Genetics, Molecular biology, Epigenetics, Arabidopsis, Evolution


  • Lafon-Placette, Clément; Johannessen, Ida Marie; Hornslien, Karina Stensland; Ali, Mohammad F.; Bjerkan, Katrine; Bramsiepe, Jonathan; Glöckle, Barbara Magdalena; Rebernig, Carolin A.; Brysting, Anne Krag; Grini, Paul Eivind & Köhler, Claudia (2017). Endosperm-based hybridization barriers explain the pattern of gene flow between Arabidopsis lyrata and Arabidopsis arenosa in Central Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  114(6), s E1027- E1035 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1615123114

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  • Johannessen, Ida Marie (2016). The effect of gene and genome dosage on hybridization barriers in Arabidopsis lyrata and Arabidospsis arenosa.

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Published May 7, 2014 12:06 PM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2017 9:15 AM

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