Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology

Anda Larisa Iosip

PhD student

Tel: +49 931 31-80408

e-mail: anda-larisa.iosip@uni-wuerzburg.de


I have always been fascinated by the unique abilities of carnivorous plants, such as prey perception and digestion. My PhD project focuses on deciphering the molecular mechanosensing mechanisms of Dionaea muscipula (the Venus flytrap) by combining electrophysiology and molecular biology techniques together with computational biology tools.

Short Curriculum Vitae

2017 – 2021: PhD student at Center for Computational and Theoretical Biology (CCTB) and Department of Molecular Plant-Physiology and Biophysics - Botany I, University of Wuerzburg, DE

2014 – 2016: M. S. in Molecular Biotechnology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, RO

2011 – 2014: B. S. in Ecology and Environmental Protection, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, RO


The Venus flytrap trigger hair-specific potassium channel KDM1 can reestablish the K+ gradient required for hapto-electric signaling. Iosip, A. L.; Böhm, J.; Scherzer, S.; Al-Rasheid, K. A. S.; Dreyer, I.; Schultz, J.; Becker, D.; Kreuzer, I.; Hedrich, R. in PLoS Biol (2020). 18(12) e3000964.


Genomes of the Venus Flytrap and Close Relatives Unveil the Roots of Plant Carnivory. Palfalvi, G.; Hackl, T.; Terhoeven, N.; Shibata, T. F.; Nishiyama, T.; Ankenbrand, M.; Becker, D.; Förster, F.; Freund, M.; Iosip, A.; Kreuzer, I.; Saul, F.; Kamida, C.; Fukushima, K.; Shigenobu, S.; Tamada, Y.; Adamec, L.; Hoshi, Y.; Ueda, K.; Winkelmann, T.; Fuchs, J.; Schubert, I.; Schwacke, R.; Al-Rasheid, K.; Schultz, J.; Hasebe, M.; Hedrich, R. in Curr Biol (2020). 30(12) 2312–2320.