Researcher Profile

Dr. Mag. Günter Brader

Dr. Mag. Brader


Senior Scientist


Health & Bioresources

Business Unit





+43 50550 4669


+43 50550 3666


UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln

  • 1993-1998: Research Assistant
    Institute of Botany, University of Vienna / Austria
  • 1998-2001: Post Doc Fellow
    Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki / Finland
  • 2002-2009: Researcher, Group Leader and University Lecturer
    Division of Genetics, University of Helsinki / Finland
  • 2008-2009: Guest Professor
    Institute of Botany / Austria
  • 2008-2010: Researcher
    Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2010-2015: Scientist
    Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2015-: Senior Scientist and Group Leader
    Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria


  • Jasmonate-Dependent Induction of Indole Glucosinolates in Arabidopsis by Culture Filtrates of the Nonspecific Pathogen Erwinia carotovora.
    Author(s): Brader, G., Tas, E., Palva, E.T.
    Journal: Plant Physiology, 126 (2001) ; 849 –860
  • Pathogen derived elicitors: searching for receptors in plants.
    Author(s): Montesano, M. *, Brader, G. *, Palva, E.T. *equivalent work
    Journal: Mol. Plant Pathol. , 4 (2003) ; 73 - 79
  • The WRKY70 transcription factor: A node of convergence for jasmonate- and salicylate-mediated signals in plant defense.
    Author(s): Li, J., Brader, G., Palva E. T.
    Journal: Plant Cell, 16 (2004) ; 319-331
  • Altering substrate chain length specificity of an acyl-homoserine lactone synthase in bacterial communication
    Author(s): Brader, G., Sjöblom, S., Hyytiäinen, H., Sims-Huopaniemi, K., Palva, E. T.
    Journal: J. Biol. Chem. , 280 (2005) ; 10403-10409
  • Chlorophyllase 1, a damage control enzyme, affects the balance between defense pathways in plants.
    Author(s): Kariola, T., Brader, G., Li, J, Palva, E. T.
    Journal: Plant Cell, 17 (2005) ; 282-294
  • Cooperation of two distinct ExpR regulators controls quorum sensing specificity and virulence in the plant pathogen Erwinia carotovora.
    Author(s): Sjöblom S, Brader G, Koch G, Palva ET.
    Journal: Mol. Microbiol., 60 (2006) ; 1474-1489
  • Altering glucosinolate profiles modulates disease resistance in plants.
    Author(s): Brader G., Mikkelsen M. D., Halkier B. A., Palva E.T.
    Journal: Plant J. , 46 (2006) ; 758-767
  • WRKY70 modulates the selection of signaling pathways in plant defense.
    Author(s): Li J, Brader G, Kariola T, Palva E. T.
    Journal: Plant J. , 46 (2006) ; 477-491
  • EARLY RESPONSIVE TO DEHYDRATION 15 – a negative regulator of ABA-responses in Arabidopsis.
    Author(s): Kariola, T., Brader, G., Helenius, E., Li, J., Heino, P., Palva, E.T.
    Journal: Plant Physiol. , 142 (2006) ; 1559-1573
  • Identifying functional gene sets from hierarchically clustered expression data: map of abiotic stress regulated genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    Author(s): Kankainen, M., Brader, G., Törönen, P., Palva, E.T., Holm, L.
    Journal: Nucl. Acid. Res. , 34 (2006) ; e124
  • The Arabidopsis Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase MKK3 Is Upstream of Group C Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases and Participates in Pathogen Signaling.
    Author(s): Doczi, R., Brader, G., Pettko, S.A., Rajh, I., Djamei, A., Pitzschke, A., Teige, M., Hirt, H
    Journal: Plant Cell , 19 (2007) ; 3266-3279
  • Kunitz Trypsin Inhibitor: An Antagonist of Cell Death Triggered by Phytopathogens and Fumonisin B1 in Arabidopsis.
    Author(s): Li, J., Brader, G., Palva, E.T.
    Journal: Mol. Plant, 1 (2008) ; 482-495
  • Biotin Deficiency Causes Spontaneous Cell Death and Activation of Defense Signaling.
    Author(s): Li, J. *, Brader, G. *, Helenius, E., Kariola, T., Palva, E.T. *equivalent work
    Journal: Plant Journal , 70 (2012) ; 315–326
  • Advances in elucidating plant-soil-microbe (bacteria) interactions.
    Author(s): Mitter, B. *, Brader, G. *, Afzal, M., Compant, S., Naveed, M., Trognitz, F., Sessitsch, A. *equivalent work
    Journal: Adv. Agronomy, 121 (2013) ; 381-445
  • Use of beneficial bacteria and their secondary metabolites to control grapevine pathogen diseases.
    Author(s): Compant S.*, Brader G.*, Muzammil S.*, Sessitsch A., Lebrihi A., Mathieu F. (2013). *equivalent work
    Journal: BioControl, 58 (2013) ; 435-455
  • An abundant Stolbur tuf b phytoplasma strain is associated with grapevine, stinging nettle and Hyalesthes obsoletus.
    Author(s): Aryan, A.*, Brader, G. *, Mörtel, J., Pastar, M., Riedle-Bauer, M. *equivalent work
    Journal: European Journal of Plant Pathology, 140 (2014) ; 213-227
  • Metabolic potential of endophytic bacteria.
    Author(s): Brader, G., M., Compant, S., Mitter, B, Trognitz, F., Sessitsch, A.
    Journal: Curr. Opin. Biotechnol., 27 (2014) ; 30-37
  • Draft Genome Sequences of 10 Microbacterium spp., with Emphasis on Heavy Metal-Contaminated Environments.
    Author(s): Corretto, E., Antonielli, L., Sessitsch, A., Kidd, P., Weyens, N., Brader, G.
    Journal: Genome Announcements , 3 (2015) ; e00432-15
  • Genome mining: prediction of lipopeptides and polyketides from Bacillus and related Firmicutes.
    Author(s): Aleti, G., Sessitsch, A., Brader, G.
    Journal: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal , 13 (2015) ; 192-203
  • Chemical Genetics (2007)
    University of Helsinki
  • Structure and Function of Genomes. (2006)
    University of Helsinki
  • Pflanzliche Chemodiversität in den Paläotropen - Vielfalt bioaktiver Naturstoffe und deren ethnobotanische Bedeutung (2008)
    University of Vienna
  • Metabolomic profiling in plants and microbes (2008)
    “NOVA” nordic PhD course in plant pathology

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