Katrine Bjerkan

Bilde av Katrine Bjerkan
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Rom 4227
Besøksadresse Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postadresse Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

I work in the field of plant reproductive biology using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model organism at the group of Paul E. Grini. We aim to find genetic regulatory networks in seed development and investigating the role and epigenetic mechanisms of imprinting in the seed.


Higher education:

2004- B.Sc. Biotechnology, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

2007- M.Sc. Molecular Biology, University of Oslo, Norway.

2011- Ph.D.  Molecular Biology, University of Oslo, Norway.


  • Bjerkan, Katrine; Hornslien, Karina Stensland; Johannessen, Ida Marie; Krabberød, Anders Kristian; van Ekelenburg, Yuri Stephan; Kalantarian, Maryam; Shirzadi, Reza; Comai, Luca; Brysting, Anne Krag; Bramsiepe, Jonathan & Grini, Paul Eivind (2019). Genetic variation and temperature affects hybrid barriers during interspecific hybridization. The Plant Journal.  ISSN 0960-7412.  101, s 122- 140 . doi: 10.1111/tpj.14523 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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
  • Bjerkan, Katrine & Grini, Paul Eivind (2013). The Arabidopsis DDB1 interacting protein WDR55 is required for vegetative development. Plant Signalling & Behavior.  ISSN 1559-2316.  8(9) . doi: 10.4161/psb.25347
  • Gregis, Veronica; Andrès, Fernandio; Sessa, Alice; Guerra, Rosalinda F; Simonini, Sara; Mateos, Julieta L; Torti, Stefano; Zambelli, Federica; Prazzoli, Gian Marco; Bjerkan, Katrine; Grini, Paul Eivind; Pavesi, Giulio; Colombo, Lucia; Coupland, George & Kater, Martin M (2013). Identification of pathways directly regulated by SHORT VEGETATIVE PHASE during vegetative and reproductive development in Arabidopsis. Genome Biology.  ISSN 1465-6906.  14(6) . doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-r56
  • Bjerkan, Katrine; Jung-Romeo, S; Jurgens, G; Genschik, P & Grini, Paul Eivind (2012). Arabidopsis WD REPEAT DOMAIN55 Interacts with DNA DAMAGED BINDING PROTEIN1 and Is Required for Apical Patterning in the Embryo. The Plant Cell.  ISSN 1040-4651.  24(3), s 1013- 1033 . doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.089425
  • Shirzadi, Reza; Andersen, Ellen Dehnes; Bjerkan, Katrine; Gloeckle, Barbara M; Heese, Maren; Ungru, Alexander; Winge, Per; Koncz, C; Aalen, Reidunn B.; Schnittger, Arp & Grini, Paul Eivind (2011). Genome-Wide Transcript Profiling of Endosperm without Paternal Contribution Identifies Parent-of-Origin-Dependent Regulation of AGAMOUS-LIKE36. PLoS Genetics.  ISSN 1553-7390.  7(2) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001303 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • Nowack, MK; Ungru, Alexander; Bjerkan, Katrine; Grini, Paul Eivind & Schnittger, Arp (2010). Reproductive cross-talk: seed development in flowering plants. Biochemical Society Transactions.  ISSN 0300-5127.  38, s 604- 612 . doi: 10.1042/BST0380604

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  • Bjerkan, Katrine; Butenko, Melinka Alonso & Brysting, Anne Krag (2020). The weed that conquered plant scientists: the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. NBS-nytt.  ISSN 0801-3535.  1, s 8- 11
  • Bjerkan, Katrine; Hornslien, Karina Stensland; Johannessen, Ida Marie; van Ekelenburg, Yuri Stephan; Bramsiepe, Jonathan; Brysting, Anne Krag & Grini, Paul Eivind (2019). Temperature and genetic variation alter strength of the post-zygotic endosperm based barrier between A. thaliana and A.arenosa.
  • Kenich, Håkon Muland; Bjerkan, Katrine; Bramsiepe, Jonathan; Grini, Paul Eivind & Brysting, Anne Krag (2019). An investigation of potential hybridisation barriers in Cochlearia / Scurvygrasses.
  • Grini, Paul Eivind; van Ekelenburg, Yuri Stephan; Bjerkan, Katrine & Nowack, Moritz K. (2018). Analysis of Domain Specific Genomic Imprinting in the Arabidopsis Endosperm.
  • Johannessen, Ida Marie; Lafon-Placette, Clément; Hornslien, Karina Stensland; Bramsiepe, Jonathan; Bjerkan, Katrine; Brysting, Anne Krag; Köhler, C. & Grini, Paul Eivind (2017). The effect of gene and genome dosage on hybridization barriers in Arabidopsis lyrata and Arabidospsis arenosa.

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Publisert 4. nov. 2010 14:35 - Sist endret 29. feb. 2016 15:43