Mario Kallenbach
  • Departments of Molecular Ecology and Technical Services, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D., MPI in Chemical Ecology, 2012

Current position

Service-Engineer for the Analytical Platform at the MPI for Chemical Ecology in the group of Prof. Dr. Ian T. Baldwin (since 2012)


  1. Kallenbach, M., Oh, Y., Eilers, E. J., Veit, D., Baldwin, I. T. and Schuman, M. C. (2014). A robust, simple, high-throughput technique for time-resolved plant volatile analysis in field experiments. Plant J 78(6): 1060-1072.
  2. Schuck, S., Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T. and Bonaventure, G. (2014). The Nicotiana attenuata GLA1 lipase controls the accumulation of Phytophthora parasitica-induced oxylipins and defensive secondary metabolites. Plant Cell Environ 37(7): 1703-1715.
  3. Allmann, S., Spathe, A., Bisch-Knaden, S., Kallenbach, M., Reinecke, A., Sachse, S., Baldwin, I. T. and Hansson, B. S. (2013). Feeding-induced rearrangement of green leaf volatiles reduces moth oviposition. Elife 2: e00421.
  4. Gaquerel, E., Stitz, M., Kallenbach, M. and Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Jasmonate signaling in the field, Part I: Elicited changes in jasmonate pools of transgenic Nicotiana attenuata populations. In: Goossens, A. and Pauwels, L. (eds). Jasmonate Signaling: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press, 83-95.
  5. Gaquerel, E., Stitz, M., Kallenbach, M. and Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Jasmonate signaling in the field, part II: insect-guided characterization of genetic variations in jasmonate-dependent defenses of transgenic and natural Nicotiana attenuata populations. Jasmonate Signaling, Springer: 97-109.
  6. Machado, R. A., Ferrieri, A. P., Robert, C. A., Glauser, G., Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T. and Erb, M. (2013). Leaf-herbivore attack reduces carbon reserves and regrowth from the roots via jasmonate and auxin signaling. New Phytol 200(4): 1234-1246.
  7. Weinhold, A., Kallenbach, M. and Baldwin, I. T. (2013). Progressive 35S promoter methylation increases rapidly during vegetative development in transgenic Nicotiana attenuata plants. BMC Plant Biol 13: 99.
  8. Kallenbach, M., Bonaventure, G., Gilardoni, P. A., Wissgott, A. and Baldwin, I. T. (2012). Empoasca leafhoppers attack wild tobacco plants in a jasmonate-dependent manner and identify jasmonate mutants in natural populations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(24): E1548-1557.
  9. Kallenbach, M., Gilardoni, P. A., Allmann, S., Baldwin, I. T. and Bonaventure, G. (2011). C12 derivatives of the hydroperoxide lyase pathway are produced by product recycling through lipoxygenase-2 in Nicotiana attenuata leaves. New Phytol 191(4): 1054-1068.
  10. Kallenbach, M., Alagna, F., Baldwin, I. T. and Bonaventure, G. (2010). Nicotiana attenuata SIPK, WIPK, NPR1, and fatty acid-amino acid conjugates participate in the induction of jasmonic acid biosynthesis by affecting early enzymatic steps in the pathway. Plant Physiol 152(1): 96-106.
  11. VanDoorn, A., Kallenbach, M., Borquez, A. A., Baldwin, I. T. and Bonaventure, G. (2010). Rapid modification of the insect elicitor N-linolenoyl-glutamate via a lipoxygenase-mediated mechanism on Nicotiana attenuata leaves. BMC Plant Biol 10: 164.
  12. Kallenbach, M., Baldwin, I. T. and Bonaventure, G. (2009). A rapid and sensitive method for the simultaneous analysis of aliphatic and polar molecules containing free carboxyl groups in plant extracts by LC-MS/MS. Plant Methods 5: 17.
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