Henriette Uthe

Koordinatorin (EcoMetEoR)

Research Focus


As coordinator of the platform EcoMetEor I convey the infrastructural and knowledge basis for Ecometabolomic Analyses, especially for scientist who are not familiar with these kinds of analyses. I coordinate research stays for ecologists and biodiversity researchers to provide them the possibility to analyze their samples and to understand the experimental workflow. In addition, the EcoMetEoR platform organizes multiples PhD courses per year to give hands on training on sampling, LC-MS measurement and Data Analysis. Furthermore we are currently producing a video tutorial which will help researchers from iDiv and other research institutes to get introduced in eco-metabolomics and to avoid the most common misunderstandings. This strategy aims to integrate metabolomics in biodiversity research in a focused and successful manner.

Since my PhD project, I am fascinated about the possibilities of the method mass spectrometry. After 5 years of analyzing protein-protein interactions via metabolic labeling and high-performance mass spectrometry (nanoLC-MS/MS orbitrap), I will now enhance my knowledge in the field of metabolomics.



EcoMetEor Platform, Eco-Metabolomics, Proteomics, Protein-Interactions.

Short CV


2018 – now

Coordinator of EcoMetEor Platform in Molecular Interaction Ecology (MIE) research group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig


PhD student in the Rudolf-Virchow-Centre (Centre for Experimental Biomedicine)
Doctoral dissertation in biochemistry at the Julius-Maximilian University Würzburg in the Group of Prof. Dr. Schlosser on the Topic “Analysis of the Interactome of the Mediator Complex and its posttranslational Modifications in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae”


Diploma Thesis at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in the group of Prof. Dr. Matthias Görlach on the topic “Domänenspezifische Isotopenmarkierung mittels inteinvermitteltem Proteinspleißen am Beispiel von Aprataxin”


Diploma studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Selected Publications


Mouden, S., Leiss, K. A., Uthe, H., & Klinkhamer, P. G. L. (2020). Water Dipping of Auxin Coated Chrysanthemum Cuttings Confers Protection against Insect Herbivores. Insects, 11(11), 790. doi.org/10.3390/insects11110790

Sam, K., Kovarova, E., Freiberga, I., Uthe, H., Weinhold, A., & Sreekar, R. (2020). Experienced, but not naïve, birds use herbivore-induced plant volatiles to locate prey, learning one tree species at a time. [Preprint]. Preprints. doi.org/10.22541/au.159863407.72799114

Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Hervé, M. R., Sorokina, M., Peters, K., & Weinhold, A. (2020). A practical guide to implementing metabolomics in plant ecology and biodiversity research. In Advances in Botanical Research (p. S0065229620300732). Elsevier. doi.org/10.1016/bs.abr.2020.09.019

Henriette Uthe, Jens T Vanselow, Andreas Schlosser. Proteomic Analysis of the Mediator Complex Interactome in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 43584 (2017). doi: 10.1038/srep43584




Gabriel, J., van Dam, N. M., Uthe, H.

(2023): Effects of cyanogenesis on morphology and estimated leaf flavonoid content in 51 white clover accessions. Crop and Pasture Science

Bini, Andressa Peres, Rossi, Guilherme Duarte, Poeschl, Yvonne, Serra, Marina Carnaz Duarte, Camargo, Luis Eduardo Aranha, Monteiro-Vitorello, Claudia Barros, van Sluys, Marie-Anne, van Dam, Nicole M., Uthe, Henriette, Creste, Silvana

(2023): Molecular, biochemical and metabolomics analyses reveal constitutive and pathogen-induced defense responses of two sugarcane contrasting genotypes against leaf scald disease. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Steinauer, K., Thakur, M. P., Emilia Hannula, S., Weinhold, A., Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Martijn Bezemer, T.

(2023): Root exudates and rhizosphere microbiomes jointly determine temporal shifts in plant-soil feedbacks. Plant, Cell & Environment

Walker, T. W. N., Alexander, J. M., Allard, P.-M., Baines, O., Baldy, V., Bardgett, R. D., Capdevila, P., Coley, P. D., David, B., Defossez, E., Endara, M.-J., Ernst, M., Fernandez, C., Forrister, D., Gargallo-Garriga, A., Jassey, V. E. J., Marr, S., Neumann, S., Pellissier, L., Peñuelas, J., Peters, K., Rasmann, S., Roessner, U., Sardans, J., Schrodt, F., Schuman, M. C., Soule, A., Uthe, H., Weckwerth, W., Wolfender, J.-L., van Dam, N. M. and Salguero-Gómez, R.

(2022): Functional Traits 2.0: The power of the metabolome for ecology. Journal of Ecology

Hazrati, H., Kudsk, P., Ding, L., Uthe, H. and Fomsgaard, I. S.

(2022): Integrated LC–MS and GC–MS-Based Metabolomics Reveal the Effects of Plant Competition on the Rye Metabolome. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Zeng, M., Hause, B., van Dam, N. M., Uthe, H., Hoffmann, P., Krajinski, F., Martínez-Medina, A.

(2022): The mycorrhizal symbiosis alters the plant defence strategy in a model legume plant. Plant, Cell & Environment

Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Hervé, M. R., Sorokina, M., Peters, K. and Weinhold, A.

(2021): Chapter Six - A practical guide to implementing metabolomics in plant ecology and biodiversity research. In: Pétriacq, Pierre, Bouchereau, Alain (Eds.) Advances in Botanical Research Academic Press

Allwood, J. W., Williams, A., Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Mur, L. A. J., Grant, M. R., Pétriacq, P.

(2021): Unravelling Plant Responses to Stress—The Importance of Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics. Metabolites

K. Sam, E. Kovarova, I. Freiberga, H. Uthe, A. Weinhold, L. R. Jorge, R. Sreekar

(2021): Great tits (Parus major) flexibly learn that herbivore-induced plant volatiles indicate prey location: An experimental evidence with two tree species. Ecology and Evolution

Mouden, S., K. A. Leiss, H. Uthe, P. G. L. Klinkhamer

(2020): Water Dipping of Auxin Coated Chrysanthemum Cuttings Confers Protection against Insect Herbivores. Insects

Volf, M., A. Weinhold, C. L. Seifert, T. Holicová, H. Uthe, E. Alander, R. Richter, J.-P. Salminen, C. Wirth, N. M. van Dam

(2020): Branch-Localized Induction Promotes Efficacy of Volatile Defences and Herbivore Predation in Trees. Journal of Chemical Ecology
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