Dr Stefanie Wege

Stefanie Wege
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

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Dr Stefanie Wege

Stefanie Wege

DECRA fellow, senior research fellow, plant nutrient and anion transport


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Date Position Institution name
2014 postdoc, DECRA fellow, lecturer University of Adelaide
2011 - 2014 postdoc University of Lausanne

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2020 Research Award ARC and GRDC Rana Munns Award
2016 - 2019 Fellowship DECRA
2015 Award Edith Dornwell medal
2012 - 2014 Fellowship Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship
2008 Award Bremer Studienpreis

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review


Date Institution name Country Title
2007 - 2010 University Paris South (XI) France PhD
2001 - 2005 University of Bremen Germany Diplom (Master equivalent)


Year Citation
2017 Byrt, C. S., Munns, R. M., Burton, R. A., Gilliham, M. & Wege, S. (2017). Root cell wall solutions for crop plants in saline soils. Plant Science, -.
2017 Wege, S., Gilliham, M. & Henderson, S. (2017). Chloride: Not simply a 'cheap osmoticum', but a beneficial plant macronutrient. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68, 12, 3057-3069.
2016 Wege, S., Khan, G., Jung, J., Vogiatzaki, E., Pradervand, S., Aller, I. ... Poirier, Y. (2016). The EXS Domain of PHO1 participates in the response of shoots to phosphate deficiency via a root-to-shoot signal1[OPEN]. Plant Physiology, 170, 1, 385-400.
2015 Henderson, S., Wege, S., Qiu, J., Blackmore, D., Walker, A., Tyerman, S. ... Gilliham, M. (2015). Grapevine and Arabidopsis cation-chloride cotransporters localize to the Golgi and trans-Golgi network and indirectly influence long-distance ion transport and plant salt tolerance. Plant Physiology, 169, 3, 2215-2229.
2015 Ramesh, S., Tyerman, S., Xu, B., Bose, J., Kaur, S., Conn, V. ... Gillham, M. (2015). GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters. Nature Communications, 6, 7879-1-7879-9.
2014 Wege, S., De Angeli, A., Droillard, M., Kroniewicz, L., Merlot, S., Cornu, D. ... Filleur, S. (2014). Phosphorylation of the vacuolar anion exchanger AtCLCa is required for the stomatal response to abscisic acid. Science Signaling, 7, 333, ra65-1-ra65-10.
2014 Khan, G. A., Bouraine, S., Wege, S., Li, Y., de Carbonnel, M., Berthomieu, P. ... Rouached, H. (2014). Coordination between zinc and phosphate homeostasis involves the transcription factor PHR1, the phosphate exporter PHO1, and its homologue PHO1;H3 in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 3, 871-884.
2014 Wege, S. & Poirier, Y. (2014). Expression of the mammalian Xenotropic Polytropic Virus Receptor 1 (XPR1) in tobacco leaves leads to phosphate export. FEBS Letters, 588, 3, 482-489.
2012 Arpat, A., Magliano, P., Wege, S., Rouached, H., Stefanovic, A. & Poirier, Y. (2012). Functional expression of PHO1 to the Golgi and trans-Golgi network and its role in export of inorganic phosphate. The Plant Journal, 71, 3, 479-491.
2011 Barbier-Brygoo, H., De Angeli, A., Filleur, S., Frachisse, J. -. M., Gambale, F., Thomine, S. & Wege, S. (2011). Anion Channels/Transporters in Plants: From Molecular Bases to Regulatory Networks. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 62, 1, 25-51.
2010 Wege, S., Jossier, M., Filleur, S., Thomine, S., Barbier-Brygoo, H., Gambale, F. & De Angeli, A. (2010). The proline 160 in the selectivity filter of the Arabidopsis NO3−/H+ exchanger AtCLCa is essential for nitrate accumulation in planta. The Plant Journal, 63, 5, 861-869.
2009 De Angeli, A., Moran, O., Wege, S., Filleur, S., Ephritikhine, G., Thomine, S. ... Gambale, F. (2009). ATP Binding to the C Terminus of the Arabidopsis thaliana Nitrate/Proton Antiporter, AtCLCa, Regulates Nitrate Transport into Plant Vacuoles. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284, 39, 26526-26532.
2009 Orashakova, S., Lange, M., Lange, S., Wege, S. & Becker, A. (2009). The CRABS CLAW ortholog from California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), EcCRC, is involved in floral meristem termination, gynoecium differentiation and ovule initiation. The Plant Journal, 58, 4, 682-693.
2007 Wege, S., Scholz, A., Gleissberg, S. & Becker, A. (2007). Highly Efficient Virus-induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) in California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica): An Evaluation of VIGS as a Strategy to Obtain Functional Data from Non-model Plants. Annals of Botany, 100, 3, 641-649.

2017-2020 ARC and GRDC Rana Munn's Award (with Caitlin Byrt)

2016-2019 DECRA

2012-2014 Marie-Curie IEF



PhD and undergrad supervision

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Plant Research Centre
Room Number
2 26a
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine