Cătălin Voiniciuc
  • Institute for Bio- and Geosciences (IBG-2: Plant Sciences), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Biology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2016

Current position

Postdoctoral Researcher, IBG-2: Plant Sciences, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany


  1. Voiniciuc, C., Gunl, M., Schmidt, M. H. and Usadel, B. (2015). Highly Branched Xylan Made by IRREGULAR XYLEM14 and MUCILAGE-RELATED21 Links Mucilage to Arabidopsis Seeds. Plant Physiol 169(4): 2481-2495.
  2. Voiniciuc, C., Schmidt, M. H., Berger, A., Yang, B., Ebert, B., Scheller, H. V., North, H. M., Usadel, B. and Gunl, M. (2015). MUCILAGE-RELATED10 Produces Galactoglucomannan That Maintains Pectin and Cellulose Architecture in Arabidopsis Seed Mucilage. Plant Physiol 169(1): 403-420.
  3. Voiniciuc, C., Yang, B., Schmidt, M. H., Gunl, M. and Usadel, B. (2015). Starting to gel: how Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells produce specialized secondary cell walls. Int J Mol Sci 16(2): 3452-3473.
  4. Griffiths, J. S., Sola, K., Kushwaha, R., Lam, P., Tateno, M., Young, R., Voiniciuc, C., Dean, G., Mansfield, S. D., DeBolt, S. and Haughn, G. W. (2015). Unidirectional movement of cellulose synthase complexes in Arabidopsis seed coat epidermal cells deposit cellulose involved in mucilage extrusion, adherence, and ray formation. Plant Physiol 168(2): 502-520.
  5. Griffiths, J. S., Tsai, A. Y., Xue, H., Voiniciuc, C., Sola, K., Seifert, G. J., Mansfield, S. D. and Haughn, G. W. (2014). SALT-OVERLY SENSITIVE5 Mediates Arabidopsis Seed Coat Mucilage Adherence and Organization through Pectins. Plant Physiol 165(3): 991-1004.
  6. Voiniciuc, C., Dean, G. H., Griffiths, J. S., Kirchsteiger, K., Hwang, Y. T., Gillett, A., Dow, G., Western, T. L., Estelle, M. and Haughn, G. W. (2013). Flying saucer1 is a transmembrane RING E3 ubiquitin ligase that regulates the degree of pectin methylesterification in Arabidopsis seed mucilage. Plant Cell 25(3): 944-959.
  7. Mendu, V., Griffiths, J. S., Persson, S., Stork, J., Downie, A. B., Voiniciuc, C., Haughn, G. W. and DeBolt, S. (2011). Subfunctionalization of cellulose synthases in seed coat epidermal cells mediates secondary radial wall synthesis and mucilage attachment. Plant Physiol 157(1): 441-453.
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