Thiago Alexandre Moraes

Thiago Alexandre Moraes

Postdoctoral research associate

Research group: Sustainable crop nutrition

Thiago Alexandre Moraes


Thiago is an early career scientist who trained as a technologist in environmental sanitation. This training gave him a strong background in ecology and toxicology as well as in mathematics and programming. He carried out his PhD and a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plants Physiology in Potsdam and secured expertise in experimental and genetic manipulation of plants and precise quantification of metabolite levels and transcript abundance.

Thiago’s research at the Crop Science Centre is into the organogenesis of root nodules and the engineering of barley plants.



In vivo protein kinase activity of SnRK1 fluctuates in Arabidopsis rosettes during light-dark cycles.

Date: 2 May 2023

Contributors: Avidan, O., Moraes, T. A., Mengin, V., Feil, R., Rolland, F., Stitt, M., & Lunn, J. E.

Journal: Plant Physiology


The Circadian Clock Mutant lhy cca1 elf3 Paces Starch Mobilization to Dawn Despite Severely Disrupted Circadian Clock Function

Date: 1 August 2022

Contributors: Moraes TA, Mengin V, Peixoto B, Encke B, Krohn N, Höhne M, Krause U, Stitt M

Journal: Plant Physiology


Assessing Protein Synthesis and Degradation Rates in Arabidopsis thaliana Using Amino Acid Analysis

Date: 17 May 2022

Contributors: Ishihara H, Moraes TA, Arrivault S, Stitt M

Journal: Current Protocols


Impact of the SnRK1 protein kinase on sucrose homeostasis and the transcriptome during the diel cycle

Date: 28 July 2021

Contributors: Peixoto B, Moraes TA, Mengin V, Margalha L, Vicente R, Feil R, Höhne M, Sousa AGG, Lilue J, Stitt M, Lunn JE, Baena-González Em

Journal: Plant Physiology


Phytochromes control metabolic flux, and their action at the seedling stage determines adult plant biomass.

Date: 5 February 2021

Contributors: Krahmer J, Abbas A, Mengin V, Ishihara H, Romanowski A, Furniss JJ, Moraes TA, Krohn N, Annunziata MG, Feil R, Alseekh S, Obata T, Fernie AR, Stitt M, Halliday KJ.J

Journal: Journal of Experimental Botany


Multi-omics reveals mechanisms of total resistance to extreme illumination of a desert alga.

Date: 27 July 2020

Contributors: Treves H, Siemiatkowska B, Luzarowska U, Murik O, Fernandez-Pozo N, Moraes TA, Erban A, Armbruster U, Brotman Y, Kopka J, Rensing SA, Szymanski J, Stitt M

Journal: Nature Plants

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