Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Experimentelle Biophysik

Dr. Simon Kelterborn


Simon lab

New affiliation

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institut für Vegetative Physiologie - AG Scholz


+49 (0) 30 450 528177

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Take part in our Chlamy iGEM Team

Our Chlamy team will support a dedicated group of students taking part at iGEM. iGEM is a synthetic biology student competition. They envision to generate microplastic degrading Chlamy cells. For more info and support contact and

Looking forward to meeting you at Chlamy2018

Our Chlamy team will attend the 18th Chlamy conference in Washington, D.C. Looking forward to many exciting discussions and inspiring talks and posters!

News: AlgaeEurope 2017

Join me & other great speakers at AlgaeEurope2017 International Conference in Berlin

News: Our Chlamy gene editing paper is online


The aim of my PhD project is the development of tools and protocols to manipulate the nuclear genome of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. My main interest is the establishment of the CRISPR/Cas9 system in Chlamydomonas and the study of the underlying DNA repair mechanisms.

More information on our project: Genome Editing via CRISPR/Cas9 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: and ResearchGate.

See my Plantae's author profile: Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors: Simon Kelterborn



Kelterborn, S (2020) Gen-Editierung von Photorezeptorgenen in der Grünalge Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mithilfe des CRISPR/Cas9-Systems



Greiner A*, Kelterborn S*, Evers H, Kreimer G, Sizova I, and Hegemann P. (2017). Targeting of photoreceptor genes via zinc-finger nucleases and CRISPR/Cas9 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell 29(10).

[DOI: 10.1015/tpc17.00659]


Radeck J*, Kraft K*, Bartels J, Cikovic T, Dürr F, Emenegger J, Kelterborn S, Sauer C, Fritz G, Gebhard S, Mascher T; (2013). The Bacillus BioBrick Box: generation and evaluation of essential genetic building blocks for standardized work with Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Biological Engineering. 7(1).

[DOI: 10.1186/1754-1611-7-29]


Conferences & Meetings


CRISPR/Cas9 workshop, Okayama & Kyoto, Japan


German Conference on Synthetic Biology, Aachen

09/2018 GASB II Conference - Synthetic Biology made in Germany 2018, Berlin (talk)
08/2018 TRR175 Summer School - Plant Genome Editing, Berlin (lecturer)
06/2018 18th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas, Washington, D.C. (poster)
03/2018 69. Mosbacher Kolloquium - Synthetic Biology, Mosbach  
12/2017 AlgaeEurope 2017, Berlin (talk)
11/2017 Botanisches Kolloquium, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (talk)
09/2017 7th Int. CeBiTec Research Conference (ICRC 2017), Bielefeld (poster)
10/2016 3rd Synthetic Biology Congress, London (poster)
07/2015 40th FEBS Congress: The Biochemical Basis of Life, Berlin (poster)
05/2015 Genome Engineering 3.0 Workshop, Boston (MA, USA) (poster)
03/2015 FOR 1261 Meeting: Specific Light-Driven Reactions in Unicellular Model Algae, Leipzig (poster and presentation)
06/2014 16th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Pacific Grove (CA, USA) (poster)

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Tags: CRISPR/Cas9 in Chlamydomonas Chlamy Chlamydomonas reinhardtii CRISPR/Cas9 Cas9 gRNA sgRNA Cpf1 SaCas9 gene editing genome engineering ZFN HR NHEJ