Arkadiusz Zupok, first author of “A photosynthesis operon in the chloroplast genome drives speciation in evening primroses”
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the group of Molecular Enzymology at the University of Potsdam, Germany
Education: PhD in Molecular Biology at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology and the University of Potsdam, Germany
Non-scientific Interests: traveling, movies, cooking, cosmetology
Brief bio: I received BS and MS in Biotechnology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Szczecin in Poland. After a practical training at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology I started my PhD in the group of Cytoplasmic and Evolutionary Genetics, where I worked on the molecular base of hybrid incompatibilities in the evening primrose (Oenothera). After a short post-doctoral period, which I spent on dealing with regulation of photosynthesis, I changed the topic of my studies and joined the group of Molecular Enzymology at the University of Potsdam. My current research focuses on iron dependent gene regulation of molybdoenzyme expression, the metal dependent regulation of the molybdenum cofactor biosynthesis and the transfer of Fe–S clusters into apo-proteins in Escherichia coli.