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Researcher Profile

Dr. Eva Maria Sehr

Dr. Eva Maria Sehr




Health & Bioresources

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UFT, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3430 Tulln


Field: Exploration of Biological Resources

Main Research: Improvement of plant quality & vigor through the development and application of genetic marker

Experience: My focus lies on the development and application of genetic marker especially for non-model plant species using state-of-art molecular techniques including high-throughput sequencing. The aim is to shed light on topics related to genetic diversity, genomics, clima adaptation, and the identification of species via DNA barcoding.

  • 2015-2016: Interremistic scientific head of the Business Case “DNA banking & genotyping services"
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2013-now: Scientist
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology / Austria
  • 2006-2010: PhD student
    Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology GmbH / Austria
  • 2006-2006: Research assistant
    Dept. of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Vienna / Austria
  • 2005-2005: Visiting scholar
    Dept. of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University / USA
  • 2018-now: Master student - Bioinformatics
    FH Campus Wien / Austria
  • 2015 - : Member of the Gregor Mendel Association Vienna
  • 2015 -: Board Member of the Evoltree Network
  • 2015 - : Member of the Global Genome Biodiversity Network
  • 2019 -: Scientific Advisory Board Member of ABOL (Austrian Barcode of Life Initiative)
  • 2019 -: Member of AForGen (Alpine Forest Genomics Network)


  • Phylogenetic relationships, diversification and expansion of chili peppers (Capsicum, Solanaceae).
    Author(s): C. Carrizo García, M. H. J. Barfuss, E. M. Sehr, G. E. Barboza, R. Samuel, E. A. Moscone, F. Ehrendorfer
    Journal: Annals of Botany (2016)
  • Association genetics of phenolic needle compounds in Norway spruce with variable susceptibility to needle bladder rust.
    Author(s): A. Ganthaler, W. Stöggl, S. Mayr, I. Kranner, S. Schüler, E. Wischnitzki, E. M. Sehr, S. Fluch, C. Trujillo-Moya
    Journal: Plant Molecular Biology (2017)
  • Genetic diversity of flax accessions originating in the Alpine region - a case study for ex situ germplasm characterisation based on molecular markers.
    Author(s): E.-M. Halbauer, V. Bohinec, M. Wittenberger, K. Hansel-Hohl, S. Gaubitzer, E. M. Sehr
    Journal: Euphytica (2017)
  • Towards the selection of superior sesame lines based on genetic and phenotypic characterization for Uganda.
    Author(s): W. Okello-Anyanga, K. Hansel-Hohl, A. Burg, S. Gaubitzer, P. R. Rubaihayo, P. Okori, J. Vollmann, P. T. Gibson, S. Fluch, E. M. Sehr
    Journal: Journal of Agricultural Science (2017)
  • Drought sensitivity of Norway spruce at the species’ warmest fringe: quantitative and molecular analysis reveals high genetic variation among and within provenances.
    Author(s): C. Trujillo-Moya, J.-P. George, S. Fluch, T. Geburek, M. Grabner, S. Karanitsch-Ackerl, H. Konrad, K. Mayer, E. M. Sehr, E. Wischnitzki, S. Schueler
    Journal: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics (2018)
  • Identification and Characterization of the Fasciola hepatica sodium- and chloride-dependent taurine transporter
    Author(s): B. Hamali, S. Pichler, E. Wischnitzki, K. Schicker, M. Burger, M. Holy, K. Jaentsch, M. Molin, E. M. Sehr, O. Kudlacek, and M. Freissmuth
    Journal: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2018)
  • Elucidating drought stress tolerance in European oaks through cross-species transcriptomics.
    Author(s): S. Madritsch, E. Wischnitzki, P. Kotrade, A. Ashoub, A. Burg, S. Fluch, W. Brüggemann, E. M. Sehr
    Journal: G3:Genes|Genomes|Genetics (2019)
  • Selecting Hypomethylated Genomic Regions Using MRE-Seq. ;
    Plant Synthetic Promoters, Methods in Molecular Biology.

    Author(s): E. Wischnitzki, K. Burg, M. Berenyi, E. M. Sehr
    Publisher: ; 2016
  • Evoltree eLab – An information system for forest genetics.;
    Evolution of Trees and Forest Communities: Ten years of the Evoltree network

    Author(s): F. Ehrenmann, S. Gaubitzer, D. Kopecky, J. Schmidt, S. Fluch, E. M. Sehr, A. Kremer
    Publisher: ; 2016
  • The Evoltree Repository Centre – A central access point for reference material and data of forest genetic resources;
    Evolution of Trees and Forest Communities: Ten years of the Evoltree network

    Author(s): M. Stierschneider, S. Gaubitzer, J. Schmidt, O. Weichselbaum, D. Kopecky, A. Kremer, S. Fluch, E. M. Sehr
    Publisher: ; 2016

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