Vera Karolina Schoft
  • Viehmarktgasse 2a
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Genetics, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna, Austria, 2005

Current position

Staff Scientist, Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH (CSF), Vienna, Austria


  1. Schoft, V. K., Chumak, N., Bindics, J., Slusarz, L., Twell, D., Köhler, C. and Tamaru, H. (2015). SYBR Green-activated sorting of Arabidopsis pollen nuclei based on different DNA/RNA content. Plant Reprod 28(1): 61-72.
  2. Mérai, Z., Chumak, N., García-Aguilar, M., Hsieh, T. F., Nishimura, T., Schoft, V. K., Bindics, J., Slusarz, L., Arnoux, S., Opravil, S., Mechtler, K., Zilberman, D., Fischer, R. L. and Tamaru, H. (2014). The AAA-ATPase molecular chaperone Cdc48/p97 disassembles sumoylated centromeres, decondenses heterochromatin, and activates ribosomal RNA genes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(45): 16166-16171.
  3. Schatlowski, N., Wolff, P., Santos-González, J., Schoft, V., Siretskiy, A., Scott, R., Tamaru, H. and Köhler, C. (2014). Hypomethylated pollen bypasses the interploidy hybridization barrier in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(9): 3556-3568.
  4. Ibarra, C. A.*, Feng, X.*, Schoft, V. K.*, Hsieh, T. F.*, Uzawa, R., Rodrigues, J. A., Zemach, A., Chumak, N., Machlicova, A., Nishimura, T., Rojas, D., Fischer, R. L., Tamaru, H. and Zilberman, D. (2012). Active DNA demethylation in plant companion cells reinforces transposon methylation in gametes. Science 337(6100): 1360-1364.
  5. Schoft, V. K., Chumak, N., Choi, Y., Hannon, M., Garcia-Aguilar, M., Machlicova, A., Slusarz, L., Mosiolek, M., Park, J. S., Park, G. T., Fischer, R. L. and Tamaru, H. (2011). Function of the DEMETER DNA glycosylase in the Arabidopsis thaliana male gametophyte. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(19): 8042-8047.
  6. Schoft, V. K., Chumak, N., Mosiolek, M., Slusarz, L., Komnenovic, V., Brownfield, L., Twell, D., Kakutani, T. and Tamaru, H. (2009). Induction of RNA-directed DNA methylation upon decondensation of constitutive heterochromatin. EMBO Rep 10(9): 1015-1021.
  7. Schoft, V. K., Schopoff, S. and Jantsch, M. F. (2007). Regulation of glutamate receptor B pre-mRNA splicing by RNA editing. Nucleic Acids Res 35(11): 3723-3732.
  8. Hitti, E. G., Sallacz, N. B., Schoft, V. K. and Jantsch, M. F. (2004). Oligomerization activity of a double-stranded RNA-binding domain. FEBS Lett 574(1-3): 25-30.
  9. Schoft, V. K.*, Beauvais, A. J.*, Lang, C., Gajewski, A., Prüfert, K., Winkler, C., Akimenko, M. A., Paulin-Levasseur, M. and Krohne, G. (2003). The lamina-associated polypeptide 2 (LAP2) isoforms beta, gamma and omega of zebrafish: developmental expression and behavior during the cell cycle. J Cell Sci 116(Pt 12): 2505-2517.
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