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Stephanie Robert

Stephanie Robert
The aim of our research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of plant morphogenesis via understanding the process of cell shape acquisition and its associated signaling pathways. We are particularly focusing our studies on auxin transport and signaling, endomembrane trafficking and cell wall function in cell shape acquisition. Most of our work is established on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana but we also work on spruce, poplar and tomato. Have also a look on our external group homepage:


Current appointment

Since January 2021, Professor in Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,

Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå 

University and university college degrees and diplomas

2005: Doctoral degree

PhD, Plant Science, Paris XI University-Orsay, France

2001: Master degree, Paris-Saclay University, France

Competence as associate professor

2015: Docent



2022                Pannel discussion for Master preparation course

2022-              Co-responsible for Plant Master program at SLU (“Växtbiologi för hållbar produktion - masterprogram”, Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - master program.

2018-2022       I have been responsible for the Plant and Growth Development course in the Plant Master program at SLU (“Växtbiologi för hållbar produktion - masterprogram”, Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - master program). This master program includes several different departments of SLU based all over Sweden. The courses are performed in different localities (Umeå, Ultuna, Alnarp) and taught through live streaming conferences and live teaching (Canvas system). I was responsible for this course and am involved in planning the course schedule and organizing the labs and the exams. I have taught two to three  classes each year. We had around 15 students in Umeå and 30 in total. The examination methods are diverse and include written and oral exams. The written exams are based on small questions with short answers, integrating several parts of the courses together on one reflection, or writing part of a scientific article based on the presentation of figures. The oral exams mainly consist of presentation of scientific articles.  I was involved in the organization and evaluation of both. 


2014-2018       “Basic Biology” course from the “Bioresource Engineering Master Program” (first, second and third year of engineering degree, 8 to 10 hrs/year). For these classes, I was fully involved in the development of the program and planning of the course for the basic biology section. This was a new program started in 2014 and from the beginning I have been leading several meetings and organizing the courses. We had around ten students per year on this program (see example attached of course program). 

2010-2016       Cell Biology class (Intracellular compartments & transport; Control of Gene Expression, Master level, 2 to 4 hrs/year).

                        Functional Genomics (Chemical Biology, Master level, 2 hrs/year).

2010-2013       Agrochemical course (Master level, 2hrs/year)

2002-2004       Practical biology courses at INAPG (Institut National Agronomique Paris Grignon, Engineer degree, 15 hrs/year).

Practical biology courses at University of Versailles St Quentin (Master degree level, 12 hrs/year).


I have also taught some plant development and chemical biology courses at the master level in Palaky University (Olomouc, Czech Republic) and TemasekUniversity (Singapore), as an invited teacher. 


Plants have acquired the capacity to grow continuously and adapt their architecture in response to endogenous or external signals, leading to essential morphological adjustments. Morphological changes can be mediated by cell shape acquisition, which is a very complex process in plants due to the presence of a cell wall, located outside the cell’s plasma membrane. The cell wall provides mechanical support and protection to the plant cell and thus needs to be fairly rigid, but also flexible to allow elongation and growth, participating in the determination of plant cell shape and architecture.

The phytohormone auxin is an important growth regulator that stimulates cell elongation by inducing wall loosening factors. Importantly, local concentrations of auxin are thought to regulate most aspects of plant development2. The generation of an auxin pattern requires polar auxin transport, which is mediated by the PIN-FORMED (PIN) protein family of auxin efflux facilitators. Auxin action is enhanced by the activity of other classes of growth regulators3, highlighting the importance of small molecules in the control of plant architecture establishment.

Using cell biology, classical genetics and chemical genomics approaches we aim to i) discover new small molecules triggering endomembrane trafficking and signaling events regulating cell expansion, ii) dissect the associated endomembrane trafficking or signaling pathways, iii) understand the link between cell shape determination and cell wall composition.



cell biology, hormone signaling, Arabidopsis, endomebrane traffciking, chemical biology


Selected publications

Publications (ordered chronologically)

Sum of the Times Cited: 3298

Average Citations per item: 50,7

h-index: 30


Refereed journals

*: authors contributed equally to the work, †: corresponding author, [n] Citations excluding self citations (March 28th,  2022, Web of Science) 


Editor of a special issue for International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Section: Molecular Botany; Special Issue: Auxin (2018)


47-Žukauskaitė A, Saiz-Fernández I, Bieleszovál K, Iškauskienė M, Zhang C, Smýkalová I, Dzedulionytė K, Kubeš M, Sedlářová M, Pařízková B, Pavlović I, Vain T, Malinauskienė V, Šačkus A, Strnad M, Robert S, Napier R, Novák O, Doležal K (2023) New PEO-IAA-inspired anti-auxins: synthesis, biological activity and possible application in hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) micropropagation. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (IF: 4,46) (in press)


46-Jobert F Soriano A, Brottier L, Casset C, Divol F, Safran J, Lefebvre V, Pelloux J, Robert S†, Peret B† (2022) Auxin triggers pectin modification during rootlet emergence in white lupin. The Plant Journal (IF: 6, 14) 112:1127-1140 [1]


45-Rigal A*, Doyle SM*, Ritter A, Raggi S, Vain T, O’Brien JO, Goossens A, Pawels L, Robert S† (2021) A network of stress-related genes regulates hypocotyl elongation downstream of selective auxin perception. Plant physiology (IF: 5,949) 187:430-445 [1]


44-Ötvös K, Miskolczi P, Marhavý P, Cruz-Ramírez A, Benková E, Robert S, Bakó L. (2021) Pickle Recruits Retinoblastoma Related 1 to Control Lateral Root Formation in Arabidopsis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. (IF: 4.183) 22, 3862. [3]


43-der Woude L, Piotrowski M, Klaasse G, Paulus JK, Krah D, Ninck S, Kaschani F, Kaiser M, Novák O, Ljung K, Bulder S, van Verk M, Snoek BL, Fiers M, Martin NI, van der Hoorn RAL,  Robert S,  Smeekens S, van Zanten M† (2021) The chemical compound ‘Heatin’ stimulates hypocotyl elongation and interferes with the Arabidopsis NIT1‐subfamily of nitrilases. The Plant Journal (IF: 6, 14) [1]


42-Pařízková B*, Žukauskaitė A*, Vain T*, Grones P*, Raggi S, Kubeš MF, Kieffe M, Doyle SM, Strnad M,  Kepinski S, Napier R, Doležal K, Robert  S†,  Novák O† (2021) New fluorescent auxin probes visualize tissue-specific and subcellular distributions of auxin in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist (IF: 7.43) [5]


41-Antoniadi I, Novák O, Gelová Z, Johnson A, Plíhal O, Simerský R, Mik V, Vain T, Mateo-Bonmatí E, Karady M, Pernisová M, Plačková L, Opassathian K, Hejátko J, Robert S, Friml J, Doležal  K, Ljung K†, Turnbull C† (2020) Cell-surface receptors enable perception of extracellular cytokinins. Nature communications (IF: 11.880) [19]


40-Grones P, Majda M, Doyle S, Van Damme D, Robert S† (2020) Fluctuating auxin response gradients determine pavement cell shape acquisition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 9.58) 17: 16027-16034 [9]


39-Smith S, Zhu S, Joos L, Roberts I, Nikonorova N, Dai Vu L, Stes E, Cho H, Larrieu A, Xuan W, Goodall B, van de Cotte B, Waite JM, Rigal A, Harborough SRR, Persiau G, Vanneste S,  Kirschner GK, Vandermarliere G, Martens L, Stahl Y, Audenaert D, Friml J, Felix G,  Simon R,  Bennett M, Bishopp A, De Jaeger G, Ljung K, Kepinski S, Robert S, Nemhauser J, Hwang I,  Gevaert K, Beeckman T, De Smet I† (2020) The CEP5 peptide promotes abiotic stress tolerance, as revealed by quantitative proteomics, and attenuates the AUX/IAA equilibrium in Arabidopsis. Molecular and cellular proteomics (IF: 4.828) 19 (8) 1248-1262 [8]


38-Dauphinee A, Cardoso C, Dalman K, Ohlsson J, Fick B, Robert S, Hicks G, Bozhkov P, and Minina E† (2019) Chemical screen pipeline for the identification of specific plant autophagy modulators. Plant Physiology (IF: 5.949) 181:855-866. doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00647 [12]


37-Doyle S*, Rigal A*, Grones P#, Karady M#, Barange DK, Majda M, Pařízková B, Michael Karampelias M, Zwiewka M, Pěnčik A, Almqvist F, Ljung K, Novák O, Robert S† (2019) A role for the auxin precursor anthranilic acid in root gravitropism via regulation of PIN-FORMED protein polarity and relocalization in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist (IF: 7.43) 223:1420-1432 [4]


36-Majda M, Krupinski P, Jönsson H, Hamant O, Robert S† (2019) Response: Mechanical Asymmetry of the Cell Wall Predicts Changes in Pavement Cell Geometry. Development Cell (IF: 9.616) 50:9-10. [11]


35-Vain T*, Raggi S*, Ferro N, Kumar Barange Df, Kieffer M, Ma Q, Doyle SM, Thelander M, Pařízková B, Novák O, Ismail A, Enquist PA, Rigal A, Łangowska M, Ramans Harboroug S, Zhang Y, Ljung K, Callis J, Almqvist F, Kepinski S, Estelle M, Pauwels L, Robert S†. (2019) Selective auxin agonists induce specific AUX/IAA protein degradation to modulate plant development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 9.58) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1809037116 [12]


34-Kania U, Nodzynski T, Lu Q, Hicks G, Nerinckx W, Mishev K,  Peurois F, Cherfils J, De Rycke R, Grones P, Robert S, Russinova E, Friml J† (2018). Endosidin 4 inhibitor targets the SEC7 domain-type ARF-GEFs and interferes with subcellular trafficking in eukaryotes. The Plant Cell (IF: 8.228) 30:2553-2572. doi: 10.1105/tpc.18.00127 [11]


33-Bieleszováa K, Pařízkováa B, Kubešb M, Husičkovác A, Kubalac M, Ma Q, Sedlářováe M, Robert S, Doležala K, Strnada M, Nováka O, Žukauskaitėa A† (2018). New fluorescently labeled auxins exhibit promising anti-auxin activity. New Biotechnology (IF: 3.183) 48:44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2018.06.003 [10]


32-Liu Q, Vain T, Viotti C, Doyle SM, Tarkowská D, Novák O, Zipfel C, Sitbon F, Robert S, Hofius D† (2017). Vacuole integrity maintained by DUF300 proteins is required for brassinosteroid signaling regulation. Mol Plant (IF: 9.326) pii: S1674-2052(17)30385-4. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2017.12.015 [9]


31-Majda M, Grones P, Sintorn I M, Vain T, Milani P, Krupinski P., Zagórska-Marek B, Viotti C, Jönsson H, Mellerowicz EJ, Hamant O and Robert S† (2017). Mechano-chemical polarization of contiguous cell walls shapes plant pavement cells. Developmental Cell (IF: 9.616) 43, 290–304 [82]

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30-Poxson DJ*, Karady M*, Gabrielsson R, Alkattan AY, Gustavsson A, Doyle SM, Robert S, Ljung K, Grebe M, Simon DT, Berggren M † (2017). Regulating plant physiology with organic electronics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 9.58) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617758114 [38]


29-Eyer L, Vain T, Pařízková B, Oklestkova J, Barbez E, Kozubíková H, Pospíšil T, Wierzbicka R, Kleine-Vehn J, Fránek M, Strnad M, Robert S†, Novák O† (2016). 2,4-D and IAA amino acid conjugates show distinct metabolism in Arabidopsis. Plos One (IF: 2.776) 11(7):e0159269. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159269 [19]


28-Dejonghe W, Kuenen S, Mylle E, Vasileva M, Keech O, Viotti C, Swerts J, Fendrych M, Ortiz-Morea FA, Mishev K, Delang S, Scholl S, Zarza X, Heilmann M, Kourelis J, Kasprowicz J, Nguyen LSL, Drozdzecki A, Van Houtte I, Szatmári AM, Majda M, Baisa G, Bednarek S, Robert S, Audenaert D, Testerink C, Munnik T, Van Damme D, Heilmann I, Schumacher K, Winne J, Friml J, Verstreken P, Russinova E† (2016). Mitochondrial uncouplers inhibit clathrin-mediated endocytosis largely through cytoplasmic acidification. Nature communications (IF: 11.880) 8;7:11710. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11710 [67]


27-Jiskrová E, Novák O, Pospíšilová H, Holubová K, Karády M, Galuszka P, Robert S, Frébort I† (2016). Extra- and intracellular distribution of cytokinins in the leaves of monocots and dicots. New Biotechnology (IF: 3.183) 33:735-742. doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2015.12.010 [24]


26-Zwiewka M, Nodzyński T, Robert S, Vanneste S, Friml  J† (2015). Osmotic pressure regulates the balance between exocytosis and clathrin-mediated endocytosis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant (IF: 9.326) pii: S1674-2052(15)00175-6 [70]


25-Doyle SM, Haeger A, Vain T, Rigal A, Viotti C, Langowska M, Ma Q, Friml J, Raikhel NV, Hicks GR, Robert S† (2015). An early secretory pathway mediated by GNOM-LIKE 1 and GNOM is essential for basal polarity establishment in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 9.58) doi/10.1073/pnas.1424856112 [41]


24-Vain T, Crowell EF, Timpano H, Biot E, Desprez T, Mansoori N, Trindade LM, Pagant S, Robert S, Höfte H, Gonneau M, Vernhettes S† (2014). The cellulase KORRIGAN is part of the Cellulose Synthase Complex. Plant physiology (IF: 5.949)165:1521-1532 [99]


23-Paudyal R, Jamaluddin A, Warren JP, Doyle SM, Robert S, Warriner SL and Baker A† (2014). Trafficking modulator TENin1 inhibits endocytosis, causes endomembrane protein accumulation at the pre-vacuolar compartment and impairs gravitropic response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochemical Journal (IF: 4.396) 460: 177-85 [11]


22-Le Hir R, Sorin C, Chakraborti D, Moritz T, Schaller H, Tellier F, Robert S, Morin H, Bako L, Bellini C † (2013). ABCG9, ABCG11 and ABCG14 ABC transporters are required for vascular development in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal (IF: 5.775) 76:811-24 [44]


21-Boutté Y, Jonsson K, McFarlane HE, Johnson E, Gendre D, Swarup R, Friml J, Samuels L, Robert S, Bhalerao RP† (2013). ECHIDNA-mediated post-Golgi trafficking of auxin carriers for differential cell elongation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (IF: 9.58) 110:16259-64 [63]


20-Simon S, Kubeš M, Baster P, Robert S, Dobrev P, Friml J, Petrášek J, Zažímalová E† (2013). Defining selectivity of processes along the auxin response chain: a study using auxin analogues. New Phytologist (IF: 7.43) 200:1034-1048 [46]


19-Moschou P, Smertenko A, Minina E, Fukada K, Savenkov E, Robert S, Hussey P, Bozhkova P† (2013). The caspase-related protease separase (EXTRA SPINDLE POLES) regulates cell polarity and cytokinesis in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell (IF: 8.228) 25 :2171-2186 [28]


18-Tanaka H, Kitakura S, Rakusová H, Uemura T, Feraru MI, De Rycke R, Robert S, Kakimoto T, Friml J† (2013). Cell polarity and patterning by PIN trafficking through early endosomal compartments in Arabidopsis. Plos Genetics (IF: 5.540) e1003540. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003540 [57]


17-Yu H, Karampelias M, Robert S, Peer W, Swarup R, Ye S, Ge L, Cohen J, Murphy A, Friml J, Estelle M† (2013). ROOT UVB SENSITIVE 1/WEAK AUXIN RESPONSE 3 is essential for polar auxin transport in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology (IF: 5.949) 162: 965-76 [21]


16-Baster P, Robert S, Kleine-Vehn J, Vanneste S, Kania, U, Grunewal W, De Rybel B, Beeckman T and Friml J† (2012). Dual regulation of PIN vacuolar trafficking and auxin fluxes by differential auxin levels during root gravitropism. Embo Journal (IF: 9.792) 32:260-74 [108]


15-Chen X, Naramoto, S, Robert S, Tejos R, Löfke C, Lin D, Yang Z, Friml J† (2012). ABP1 and ROP6 GTPase signaling regulate clathrin-mediated endocytosis in Arabidopsis roots. Current Biology (IF: 9.193) 22:1326-32 [111]


14-Kleine-Vehn J, Wabnik K, Martinière A, Łangowski L, Willig K, Naramoto S, Leitner J, Tanaka H, Jakobs S, Robert S, Luschnig C, Govaerts W, Hell S, Runions J, Friml J† (2011). Recycling, clustering, and endocytosis jointly maintain PIN auxin carrier polarity at plasma membrane. Molecular System Biology (IF: 9.800) 7:540. doi: 10.1038/msb.2011.72 [167]


13-Drakakaki G *, Robert S *, Szátmari A-M *, Brown M, Nagawa S, Van Damme D, Leonard M, Yang Z, Girke T, Schmid S, Russinova E, Friml J, Raikhel N, Hicks G† (2011). Clusters of bioactive compounds target dynamic endomembrane networks in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA (IF: 9.58) 108:17850-17855 [90]


12-Barberon M*, Zelazny E*, Robert S, Conéjéro G, Curie C, Friml J, Vert G† (2011). Monoubiquitin-dependent endocytosis of the IRON-REGULATED TRANORTER 1 (IRT1) transporter controls iron uptake in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA (IF: 9.58) 108: E450-8 [290]


11-Kitakura S*, Vanneste S*, Robert S, Lofke C, Teichmann T, Tanaka H, Friml J† (2011). Clathrin mediates endocytosis and polar distribution of PIN auxin transporters in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell (IF: 8.228) 23: 1920–1931 [201]


10-Naramoto S, Kleine-Vehn J, Robert S, Fujimoto M, Dainobu T, Paciorek T, Ueda T, Nakano A, Van Montagu MC, Fukuda H, Friml J† (2010). ADP-ribosylation factor machinery mediates endocytosis in plant cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA (IF: 9.58) 107: 21890–21895 [97]


9-Robert S*, Kleine-Vehn J*, Barbez E, Sauer M, Paciorek T, Baster P, Vanneste S, Zhang J, Simon S, Covanova M, Hayashi H, Dhonukshe P, Yang Z, Bednarek S, Jones A, Luschnig C, Aniento F, Zazımalova E, and Friml J† (2010). ABP1 mediates auxin inhibition of clathrin-dependent endocytosis in Arabidopsis. Cell (IF: 36.216) 143:111-121 [294]


8-Ge L, Peer W, Robert S, Swarup R, Ye S, Prigge M, Cohen JD, Friml J, Murphy A, Tang D, Estelle M† (2010). Arabidopsis ROOT UVB SENSITIVE2/WEAK AUXIN RESPONSE1 is required for polar auxin transport. The Plant Cell (IF: 8.228) 22: 1749–1761 [32]


7-Drakakaki G, Robert S, Raikhel NV, Hicks GR† (2009). Chemical dissection of endosomal pathways. Plant Signaling and Behavior (IF: 1.644) 4:1-6 [22]


6-Robert S, Chary N, Drakakaki G, Yang Z, Raikhel NV, Hicks GR† (2008). Endosidin1 defines a compartment involved in endocytosis of the brassinosteroid receptor BRI1 and the auxin transporters PIN2 and AUX1. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA (IF: 9.58) 105:8464-8469 [184]


5-Robert S, Zouhar J, Carter C, Raikhel NV† (2007). Isolation of intact vacuoles from Arabidopsis rosette leaf-derived protoplasts. Nature Protocols (IF: 11.334) 2: 259-262 [60]


4-Sanmartín M, Ordóñez A, Sohn E-J, Robert S, Sánchez-Serrano J-J, Surpin M, Raikhel N, Rojo E† (2007). Divergent functions of VTI12 and VTI11 in trafficking to storage and lytic vacuoles in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA (IF: 9.58) 10:3645-3650 [107]


3-Drakakaki G, Zabotina O, Delgado I, Robert S, Keegstra K, Raikhel NV† (2006). Arabidopsis RGP1 and RGP2 are essential for pollen development. Plant Physiology (IF: 5.949)142:1480-1492 [89]


2-Robert S, Bichet A, Grandjean O, Kierskowski D, Satiat-Jeunmaitre B, Pelletier S, Hauser M-T, Höfte H, Vernhettes S† (2005). An Arabidopsis endo-1,4-β-D-glucanase involved in cellulose synthesis undergoes regulated cellular cycling. The Plant Cell (IF: 8.228)17: 3378-3389 [95]


1-Robert S, Mouille G, Höfte H† (2004). The mechanism and regulation of cellulose synthesis in primary wall: lessons from primary cell wall mutants. Cellulose (IF: 3.917) 11: 351-364 [54]


Peer-reviewed reviews

*: authors contributed equally to the work, †: corresponding author, [n] Citations excluding self citations (Web of Science)


12-Jobert F, Yadaf S, Robert S† (2023) Auxin as an architect of the pectin matrix. Journal of Experimental Botany (IF: 5.360)


11-Zuch DT*, Doyle SM*, Majda M, Smith RS, Robert S†, Torii KU (2021) Cell Biology of the Leaf Epidermis: Fate Specification, Morphogenesis and Coordination. The Plant Cell (IF: 8.228) [2]


10-Liu S, Jobert F, Rahneshan Z, Doyle SM†, Robert S† (2021) Solving the puzzle of shape regulation in plant epidermal pavement cells. Annual Review in Plant Biology (IF: 18.7) vol. 72: 525-550 [8]


9-Raggi S, Demes E, Liu S, Verger S†, Robert S† (2020). Polar expedition: mechanisms for protein polar localization. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (IF: 7.349) 53:134-140 [5]


8-Grones P, Raggi S, Robert S† (2019). FORCE-ing the shape. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (IF: 7.349) 52:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2019.05.008. [1]


7-Majda M, Robert S† (2018). The Role of Auxin in Cell Wall Expansion. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IF: 4.183)19, 951; doi:10.3390/ijms19040951 [121]


6-Ma Q†, Grones P†, Robert S (2017). Auxin signaling: a big question to be addressed by small molecules. Journal of Experimental Botany (IF: 5.360) doi:10.1093/jxb/erx375 [32]


5-Vernoux T†, Robert S† (2017). Auxin 2016: a burst of auxin in the warm south of China. Development (IF: 5.763) 144(4):533-540. doi: 10.1242/dev.144790 [2]


4-Doyle SM, Vain T, and Robert S† (2015). Small molecules unravel complex interplay between auxin biology and endomembrane trafficking. Journal of Experimental Botany (IF: 5.360) 66:4971-4982 [13]


3-Rigal A, Ma Q, Robert S† (2014). Unraveling plant hormone signaling through the use of small molecules. Frontier in Plant Science (IF: 4.28) doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00373 [36]


2-Ma Q, Robert S† (2014). Auxin biology revealed by small molecules. Physiologia Plantarum (IF: 3.656) 151: 25-42 [26]


1-Sauer M*, Robert S*, Kleine-Vehn J* (2013). Auxin: simply complicated. Darwin reviews. Journal of Experimental Botany (IF: 5.360) 64:2565-2577 [158]



Co-editor of Plant Chemical Biology, Methods and Protocols-Methods in Molecular Biology 1056-Springer Protocols -Humana Press-Editors Stéphanie Robert Glenn R Hicks (2014)



Book chapters

*: authors contributed equally to the work, †: corresponding author, [n] Citations excluding self citations (Web of Science)


5-Raggi S, Doyle SM, Robert S† (2020) Auxin: At the Crossroads Between Chemistry and Biology. The Chemical Biology of Plant Biostimulants, First Edition. Edited by Danny Geelen and Lin Xu.


4-Rigal A, Doyle SM, Robert S† (2015) Live-cell imaging of FM4-64 as a tool for tracing the endocytic pathways in Arabidopsis root cells. Editors: Jose M. Estevez. Plant Cell Growth and Expansion - Methods and Protocols. 1242:93-103. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1902-4_9 [40]


3-Doyle S, Robert S† (2014). Using a reverse genetics approach to investigate small-molecule activity. Editors: Hicks G and Robert S. Publisher: Humana MiMB. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1056:51-62 [3]


2-Haeger, A, Langowska M, Robert S† (2013). The use of chemical biology to study plant cellular processes–subcellular trafficking. Editors: Overvoorde PJ and Audenaert D. Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey 


1-Robert S, Raikhel NV, Hicks GR† (2009) Powerful partners: Arabidopsis and chemical genomics. The Arabidopsis Book. Rockville, MD: American Society of Plant Biologists; 2009. p 1-16 [32]




Folkbladet Newspaper, edition August 21st 2017, page 6-7

Invited lecture at the SLU doctoral award ceremony 2023 (Uppsala) The professor giving the lecture is chosen by the SLU Vice-Chancellor, one every year. The lecture must be accessible to all. 


Oral communications at international meetings as invited or selected speaker 


31- 2025 FASEB Mechanisms in Plant Development Conference, Vermont, USA, August 2025


30- The International Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB) Congress, Cairns, Australia, June 2024


29-Lunch pitch Ice lab, Umeå 2023


28-Invited speaker and chair at the International Plant Growth Substances Association (IPGSA), Gyeongju, Korea 2023


27-Invited speaker at the Auxin meeting, Cavtat, Croatia, 2022


26-Invited speaker and chair at the IUBMB-FEBS-PABMB symposium, Lisbon, Portugal 2022


25-Invited speaker at Small Molecules In Plant Research: Chemistry and Biology come together, Valencia, Spain 2019


24-Invited plenary speaker at the International Plant Growth Substances Association (IPGSA), Paris, France 2019


23-Invited speaker at Auxin 2016, Haitang Bay (Sanya), China, 2016


22-Invited speaker at the UPSC days 2016, May 30-31st 2016, Umeå, Sweden


21-Invited Speaker at the International Plant Growth Substances Association (IPGSA), Toronto, Canada, 2016 


20-Keynote speaker at Plant Development and Signaling meeting, Wageningen, Netherland, 2016


19-Invited speaker at the CEPCEB Award Symposium, Riverside, California, USA, 2015


18-Invited speaker at the INUPRAG Meeting, Nancy France, 2015


17-Invited speaker at the workshop Cell Wall and Signaling, Arabidopsis Conference 2015, Paris, France 2015


16-Keynote speaker at the Second international Congress on Biostimulants in Agriculture, Florence, Italy 2015


15-Selected speaker at the International Symposium on Auxins and Cytokinins in Plant Development, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014


14-Invited speaker at Trends in natural products research, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2014 


13-Invited speaker at Plant Network meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 2013


12-Invited speaker at WoW meeting, Umeå, Sweden, 2013 


11-Speaker at the 2nd International Meeting on Early Auxin research, Leiden, Netherland, 2013


10-Invited speaker at USPA meeting, Nottingham, England, 2013


9-Invited speaker at Society for Experimental Biology annual meeting, Salzburg, Austria, 2012


8-Invited speaker at 5th conference of Polish Society of Plant Biology, Wroclaw, Poland, 2011


7-Invited speaker at Modelling Cell Elongation Workshop, Nottingham, UK, 2011


6-Speaker at the Endomembrane meeting, Marienburg, Germany, 2010


5-Speaker at the Endomembrane meeting, Montpellier, France, 2009


4-Speaker at the Endomembrane meeting, Lecce, Italy, 2008


3-Speaker at the Endomembrane meeting, Oxford, UK. 2007


2-Speaker at the Xème International Cell Wall Meeting, Sorrento-Italy, 2004


1-Cellulose and cell elongation. Invited speaker in the Cell Biology session of 15th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, July 11-14, Berlin-Germany, 2004


Invited speaker in research centers 2013-2023

Invitation for a seminar at The Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS) Helsinki November 15th 2023

Invitation for a seminar at the Saclay Plant Science center, France, February 8th 2022

Invitation for a seminar at SupAgro Montpellier, France, December 15th 2021

Invitation for a seminar at the Sainsbury lab Cambridge, UK, April 28th, 2021

Invitation for a seminar at the IJPB, Versailles, France, April 25th, 2019

Invitation for a seminar at the CEITEC, Brno, Czech Republic, March 12th, 2019

Invitation for a seminar at the University of California, San Diego, USA, December 10th, 2018

Invitation for a seminar at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint-Louis, USA    November 28th, 2018

Invitation for a seminar at the Washington University, Saint-Louis, USA, November 27th, 2018

Invitation for a seminar at the University of Leiden, Netherland, January 16th, 2016

Invitation for a seminar at University of California Davis, USA, January 4th 2016

Invitation for a seminar at University of Amiens, Amiens, France, October 12th 2015

Invitation for a seminar at ENS, Lyon, France, October, 2015

Invitation for a seminar at TUM, Munich, Germany, April 23rd, 2015

Invitation for a seminar at TLL, Singapore, January 23rd, 2014

Invitation for a seminar at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, September 25th 2013

Invitation for a seminar at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, September 23th 2013

Invitation for a seminar at BOKU University, Vienna, September 20th 2013, Austria

Invitation for a seminar at ISV, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, June 13th 2013,

Invitation for a seminar at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany, January 25th 2013