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Researcher
Amr Ramzy Abass Kataya { "honorific-suffix": "Researcher", "fn": "Amr Ramzy Abass Kataya", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832297", "email": "amr.kataya@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering
Room IPARK
Web www.katayaproject.com
Priv. phone/mob 94102971

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Innate Immunity, Organelle research, Bioinformatics, Virology

Courses taught

Research fields

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Signaling

Selected publications

  1. Amr R.A. Kataya, Douglas G. Muench, and Greg B Moorhead. A Framework to Investigate Peroxisomal Protein Phosphorylation in Arabidopsis. (Trends in Plant Science; In Press).

  2. Kataya, Amr R.A. Plant Epigenetics: Basic Research and Expectations for Crop Applications (chapter 10) to series: I: Progress in Food Biotechnology; Book Series: Recent Advances in Biotechnology. Bentham eBooks 2018 ISBN 978-1-68108-742-9.

  3. Chris White-Gloria, Kayla Marritt, Jayde Johnson, Amr Kataya, Ahmad Vahab and Greg B Moorhead (2018). Protein kinases and phosphatases of the plastid and their potential role in starch metabolism. Frontiers in Plant Science (9), 1032.


  4. Creighton, Maria Terese; Kolton, Anna; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Maple-Grødem, Jodi; Averkina, Irina Orestovna; Heidariahootapeh, Behzad; Lillo, Cathrine (2017). Methylation of protein phosphatase 2A?Influence of regulators and environmental stress factors. Plant, Cell and Environment. ISSN 0140-7791. Volum 40. s. 2347-2358. DOI: 10.1111/pce.13038.
  5. Creighton, Maria Terese; Sanmartin, Maite; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Averkina, Irina Orestovna; Heidariahootapeh, Behzad; Nemie-Feyissa, Dugassa; Sánchez-Serrano, Jose J.; Lillo, Cathrine (2017). Light regulation of nitrate reductase by catalytic subunits of protein phosphatase 2A. Planta. ISSN 0032-0935. Volum 246. Hefte 4. s. 701-710. DOI: 10.1007/s00425-017-2726-4.
  6. Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Creighton, Maria Terese; Napitupulu, Toga Pangihota; Sætre, Christine; Heidariahootapeh, Behzad; Ruoff, Peter; Lillo, Cathrine (2017). PLATINUM SENSITIVE 2 LIKE impacts growth, root morphology, seed set, and stress responses. PLoS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. Volum 12. Hefte 7. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180478.
  7. Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Heidari Ahootapeh, Behzad; Hagen, Lars; Kommedal, Roald; Slupphaug, Geir; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). Protein phosphatase 2A holoenzyme is targeted to peroxisomes by piggybacking and positively affects peroxisomal ?-oxidation. Plant Physiology. ISSN 0032-0889. Volum 167. Hefte 2. s. 493-506. DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.254409.
  8. Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Heidari, Behzad; Hagen, Lars; Kommedal, Roald; Slupphaug, Geir; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). Supplemental materials for: Protein phosphatase 2A holoenzyme is targeted to peroxisomes by piggybacking and positively affects peroxisomal ?-oxidation. Plant Physiology. ISSN 0032-0889. Volum 167. Hefte 2. s. 493-506. DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.254409.
  9. Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Schei, Edit; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). MAP kinase phosphatase 1 harbors a novel PTS1 and is targeted to peroxisomes following stress treatments. Journal of plant physiology (Print). ISSN 0176-1617. Volum 179. s. 12-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2015.03.002.
  10. Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Schei, Edit; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). Towards understanding peroxisomal phosphoregulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta. ISSN 0032-0935. s. 1-19. DOI: 10.1007/s00425-015-2439-5.
  11. Lillo, Cathrine; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Heidari Ahootapeh, Behzad; Creighton, Maria Terese; Dugassa, Nemie-Feyissa; Ginbot, Zekarias; Jonassen, Else Muller (2014). Protein phosphatases PP2A, PP4 and PP6: mediators and regulators in development and responses to environmental cues. Plant, Cell and Environment. ISSN 0140-7791. Volum 37. Hefte 12. s. 2631-2648. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12364.
  12. Chowdhary, Gopal; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Lingner, Thomas; Reumann, Sigrun (2012). Non-canonical peroxisome targeting signals: identification of novel PTS1 tripeptides and characterization of enhancer elements by computational permutation analysis. BMC Plant Biology. ISSN 1471-2229. Volum 12. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-142.
  13. Lingner, Thomas; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Reumann, Sigrun (2012). Experimental and statistical post-validation of positive example EST sequences carrying peroxisome targeting signals type 1 (PTS1). Plant Signalling & Behavior. ISSN 1559-2316. Volum 7. Hefte 2. s. 263-268. DOI: 10.4161/psb.18720.
  14. Lingner, Thomas; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Antonicelli, Gerardo E.; Benichou, Aline; Nilssen, Kjersti; Xiong-Yan, Chen; Siemsen, Tanja; Morgenstern, Burkhard; Meinicke, Peter; Reumann, Sigrun (2011). Identification of Novel Plant Peroxisomal Targeting Signals by a Combination of Machine Learning Methods and in Vivo Subcellular Targeting Analyses. The Plant Cell. ISSN 1040-4651. Volum 23. Hefte 4. s. 1556-1572. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.111.084095.
  15. Kataya, Amr; Reumann, Sigrun (2010). Arabidopsis glutathione reductase 1 is dually targeted to peroxisomes and the cytosol. Plant Signalling & Behavior. ISSN 1559-2316. Volum 5. Hefte 2. s. 171-175. DOI: 10.4161/psb.5.2.10527.
  16. Amr R. A. Kataya, Mohamed N. S. Suliman, Kriton Kalantidis and Ioannis C. Livieratos (2009). Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus p25 is a suppressor of post-transcriptional gene silencing. Virus Research 145, 48?53.
  17. A.R.A. Kataya, E. Stavridou, K. Farhan and I. Livieratos (2008). Nucleotide sequence analysis and detection of a Greek isolate of Tomato chlorosis virus. Plant pathology 57, 819?824.

Research in progress

  • Identifying the substrates of the peroxisomal protein phosphatase 2A B??
  • Functional studies of the peroxisomal protein phosphatases 2C (PLL2 and PLL3)
  • Employing quantitative phosphoproteomics to investigate the presence and the abundance of peroxisomal phosphorylated substrates during early germination
  • Identifying the peroxisome kinome
  • Identifying the substrates of the mitochondrial protein phosphatase 2A B?? (Postdoc project 2017/2018)
  • DNA and DNA-free based approaches for genome editing of protein phosphatases by CRISPR/CAS9 in Arabidopsis and S. lycopersicum (3 master students 2016/2017)
  • Biochemical identification of the substrates of Shewanella-like phosphatase 1 (Collaboration with Prof. Greg Moorhead, University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Defining the interacting partners and recognition motif of the mammalian protein phosphatase 2A (Collaboration with Prof. Greg Moorhead, University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Developing CRISPR/CAS9 edited for gMDH1 and 2, and investigating gMDH-RNA and microtubules binding (Collaboration with Dr. Douglas Muench, University of Calgary, Canada)

Work experience

Visiting Researcher at Dept. Of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Researcher: Principal investigator (Funded by Research Council of Norway ?Young talent?, RCN) at Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Norway

02/2014-01/2016: Postdoctoral Science fellow (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Norway)

02/2012-01/2014: Postdoctoral Science fellow (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Norway)

09/2008-12/2011: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biological Chemistry ?Identification and functional studies of peroxisome-targeted proteins implicated in plant innate immunity and detoxification in Arabidopsis thaliana?. (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Norway)

10/2007-08/2008: Graduate research assistant (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Chania, Crete, Greece)

10/2006-10/2007: Master of Science (MSc) in Biological Chemistry ?Detection, complete nucleotide sequence and construction of full cDNA clones of Greek isolate of Tomato chlosrosis virus ? (Grade: 93%). (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Chania, Crete, Greece)

10/2005-06/2006: Post-graduate diploma in Natural products and Biotechnology (Grade: 84%). (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Chania, Crete, Greece)

10/2004-06/2005: Post-graduate diploma in Medical Physiology and Biochemistry (Grade: 81.6%). (Faculty of Science, University of Suez-Canal, Ismalia, Egypt)

10/2000-05/2004: Bachelor of science in chemistry and Medical Biochemistry (Grade: 77.01%). (Faculty of Science, University of Mansoura, Mansoura, Egypt)

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (veileder); Klinkenberg, Ellen Marie (2017). Investigating DNA-free genome editing in Arabidopsis thaliana with pre-assembled CRISPR-CAS9 ribonucleoproteins and transcripts.. Universitetet i Stavanger. 70 p.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (veileder); Sletthaug, Yvonne (2017). Targeted mutagenesis of peroxisomal protein phosphatases using CRISPR-CAS9 approach. Universitetet i Stavanger. 100 p.
  • Rovik, Hanna; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (veileder) (2017). Employing CRISPR-CAS9 approach for DNA free editing of Solanum lycopersicum genome with pre-assembled CRISPR-CAS9 ribonucleoproteins and transcripts.. Universitetet i Stavanger. 80 p.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2011). Identification and functional studies of peroxisome-targeted proteins implicated in plant innate immunity and detoxification in Arabidopsis thaliana. Universitetet i Stavanger. 134 p.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2007). Detection, complete nucleotide sequence and construction of full cDNA clones of Greek isolate of Tomato chlorosis virus. https://www.iamc.ciheam.org/. 150 p.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2018). Constructing knowledge framework to study peroxisomal phophoregulation.. Keystone Symposia Conference; 2018-01-21 - 2018-01-25.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2018). Identifying peroxisomal phospho-substrates; and building framework to study peroxisomal phosphoregulation.. American and Canadian Plant Societies; 2018-07-13 - 2018-07-18.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2018). Insights into the peroxisomal phosphoregulatory mechanism and its proposed regulatory role for the fatty acid beta oxidation process. University of Michigan; 2018-07-01 - 2018-07-03.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Muench, Douglas G.; Moorhead, Greg B. (2018). Post-translational modification by phosphorylation in Arabidopsis peroxisomes: findings and putative impacts. 2018-10-25 - 2018-10-26.
  • Averkina, Irina Orestovna; Creighton, Maria Terese; Nemie-Feyissa, Dugassa; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Lillo, Cathrine (2017). Protein phosphatase 2A activity in various Arabidopsis mutants. BioCat; 2017-06-12 - 2017-06-14.
  • ElShobaky, Ahmed; Lillo, Cathrine; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2017). Investigating the role of PP2A-B’ζ in regulating energy metabolism in mitocondria..
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2017). www.katayaproject.com.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; ElShobaky, Ahmed; Lillo, Cathrine (2017). Trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase I harbors a novel peroxisomal signal and is implicated in abiotic stress and development. 2017-06-19 - 2017-06-23.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2016). Organelle-Mediated Reversible Phosphorylation: Players Identification and Functional Implications. NTNU; 2016-06-15 - 2016-06-17.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Heidari Ahootapeh, Behzad; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). Protein phosphatase 2A regulatory subunits affecting plant innate immunity, energy metabolism, and flowering time – joint functions among B'η subfamily members.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). Investigating Protein Phosphatase 2A Regulatory Subunits: From Subcellular Localization to Abiotic Stress Implications.. 2015-06-29 - 2015-07-01.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Schei, Edit; Lillo, Cathrine (2015). Peroxisomal Protein Phosphatases: Identifications and Biotic Stress Implications. 2015-07-02 - 2015-07-05.
  • Crappe, Delphine; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Kirsti, Sørhagen; Sigrun, Reumann (2014). Pathogen-inducible peroxisomal proteins mediating disease resistance. 2014-09-09 - 2014-09-11.
  • Lisik, Piotr Maksymilian; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Sigrun, Reumann (2014). Survival protein SurE-like phosphatase/nucleotidase- a novel stress responsive protein of peroxisomes?. 2014-09-09 - 2014-09-11.
  • Sørhagen, Kirsti; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Mwaanga, Chimuka; Reumann, Sigrun (2014). The role of peroxisomes in plant immunity.. 2014-09-09 - 2014-09-11.
  • Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Heidari Ahootapeh, Behzad; Lillo, Cathrine (2013). B’θ regulatory subunit of protein phosphatase 2a is involved in peroxisomal fatty acid β-oxidation, flowering, and plant innate immunity.. 2013-07-04 - 2013-07-07.
  • Larsen, Marit; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Kirsti, Sørhagen; Mwaanga, Chimuka; Sigrun, Reumann (2013). Peroxisome Targeting of Alternatively Spliced Pathogen Defence Proteins. 2013-11-07 - 2013-11-08.
  • Reumann, Sigrun; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass (2012). The Role of Peroxisome-Targeted NDR1/Hin1-like (NHL) Proteins in Pathogen Defense. Prof. Dr. I. van der Klei; 2012-03-19 - 2012-03-20.
  • Reumann, Sigrun; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Mwaanga, Chimuka (2012). Peroxisomen-vermittelte Mechanismender pflanzlichen Immunität. 2012-07-16 - 2012-07-17.
  • Reumann, Sigrun; Kataya, Amr Ramzy Abass; Mwaanga, Chimuka (2012). The Emerging Role of Photorespiration and Plant Peroxisomes in Pathogen Defence. H. Bauwe; 2012-06-04 - 2012-06-07.
  • Kataya, Amr (2010). Functional Studies of Novel Peroxisomal Enzymes involved in Detoxification and Defense Reactions in Arabidopsis thaliana. 2010-10-29.
  • Kataya, Amr; Reumann, Sigrun (2009). Functional Definition of a New Role of Plant Peroxisomes in Pathogen Defense. 2009-11-12 - 2009-11-13.
  • Reumann, Sigrun; Kataya, Amr (2009). Plant Peroxisomal Detoxification Reactions Mediated by Glutathione-Dependent Enzymes. 2009-06-30 - 2009-07-03.