Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Phytomedicine

Dr. Artemis Rumbou

Dr. Artemis Rumbou

Humboldt-University of Berlin

Faculty of Life Sciences

Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute

Division Phytomedicine

Lentzeallee 55/57

14195 Berlin-Dahlem



Room: 004
Phone: +49 30-2093-46451


Main research



  • Development of detection methods for identification of plant viruses in deciduous trees
  • Genetic variability of Cherry leaf roll virus of Finnish accessions (DFG Project BU890/15-1)


Selected Publications



  • Rumbou A, Candresse T, Marais A., Svanella-Dumas L, Landgraf M, von Bargen S, Büttner C, 2020:Unravelling the virome in birch: RNA-Seq reveals a complex of known and novel viruses. PLos ONE 15(6): e0221834, doi:

  • Massart, S., Candresse, T., Gil, J., Lacomme, C., Predajna, L., Ravnikar, M., Reynard J.-S., Rumbou, A., Saldarelli, P., Škorić, D., Vainio, E. J., Valkonen, J. P. T., Vanderschuren, H., Varveri, Ch., Wetzel, T., 2017: A Framework for the Evaluation of Biosecurity, Commercial, Regulatory, and Scientific Impacts of Plant Viruses and Viroids Identified by NGS Technologies Front. Microbiol., 24 January [PDF]

  • Langer, J., Rumbou, A., Fauter, A., von Bargen, S., Büttner C. 2016: High genetic variation in a small population of Cherry leaf roll virus in Betula sp. of montane origin in Corsica. Forest Pathology doi: 10.1111/efp.12276 [PDF]

  • Rumbou, A., von Bargen, S., Demiral, R., Langer, J., Rott, M., Jalkanen, R., Büttner, C. 2016: High diversity at the inter- / intra-host level of Cherry leaf roll virus population associated with the birch leaf-roll disease in Fennoscandia, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. doi: 10.1080/02827581.2016.1165283
  • von Bargen, S., Langer, J., Robel, J., Rumbou, A., Büttner, C. (2012): Complete nucleotide sequence of Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV), a subgroup C nepovirus. Virus Research 163, 678-683.
  • Rumbou A., Miliordos D., Athanasiou C., Koutroumpas A., Sahinoglou A. & Rumbos I., 2011. Investigation on the apple proliferation epidemics in the orchards of the Pelion Mountain and preliminary observations on possible phytoplasma vectors. Bulletin of Insectology, 64 (Supplement): 259-260.
  • Rumbou A., Adamopoulos I., Schneider B., Kube M. & Rumbos I., 2011. Diversity of phytoplasma population causing small fruiting in the orchards of the Pelion mountain (Greece). Phytopathogenic Mollicutes, 1(1), 21-25.
  • Rumbou, A., von Bargen, S., Büttner, C., (2009): A model system for plant-virus interaction - infectivity and seed transmission of Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV) in Arabidopsis thaliana. European Journal of Plant Pathology 124, 527-532.


Publications before 2009: Please contact the autor directly.