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Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors: Simon Kelterborn

Simon Kelterborn is a featured first author of  Targeting of Photoreceptor Genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii via Zinc-finger Nucleases and CRISPR/Cas9 Current Position: PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Peter Hegemann, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany Education: M.Sc…

Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors: Andre Greiner

Andre Greiner is a featured first author of  Targeting of Photoreceptor Genes in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii via Zinc-finger Nucleases and CRISPR/Cas9 Current Position: Postdoctoral associate in the lab of Prof. Peter Hegemann, Experimental Biophysics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany Education:…

Profiles of plant scientists: Ottoline Leyser

Plant geneticist Dame Ottoline Leyser talks to Alison Woollard about the difference between working with animal and plant genomes, and her work to make science more inclusive The Biologist 64(4) p16-19 Dame Ottoline Leyser is a professor of plant development at the University of Cambridge.…

Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors, July 2017

Elizabeth Henry, featured first author of Direct and Indirect Visualization of Bacterial Effector Delivery into Diverse Plant Cell Types During Infection Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Discovery and Project Support in Crop Efficiency and Seed Growth, Biologics R&D at Bayer Crop Science. Education:…

Recognizing featured Plant Cell first authors, June 2017

Guotian Li, Rashmi Jain, and Mawsheng Chern, featured first authors of The Sequences of 1504 Mutants in the Model Rice Variety Kitaake Facilitate Rapid Functional Genomic Studies Guotian Li Current Position: Deputy Director of Grass Genetics/Project Scientist at the Joint BioEnergy Institute, a joint…

CropLife profile of Sophien Kamoun

CropLife International has a series called "Food Heroes" - recently they profiled plant scientist Sophien Kamoun. Why did you want to be a plant scientist? I became a scientist because I grew up being extremely curious about the natural world. I wanted to know how living organisms function. How they…

Profile of Jane Langdale

Current Biology interviews Jane Langdale, Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at Oxford University. Jane Langdale received a PhD in human genetics from the University of London. For her postdoc, she switched to plant genetics, working with Tim Nelson at Yale University on maize leaf development.…

Young Wha Lee on leaving academia for industry and finding career fulfillment

Young Wha Lee, Data Scientist at Monsanto, talks about searching for a career that bridges interests and gives joy, and how to approach industry jobs.  In the Decoding Life series, we talk to geneticists with diverse career paths, tracing the many directions possible after research training. This…

Taproot Episode 1, Season 1: Extreme Open Science and the Meaning of Scientific Impact with Sophien Kamoun

The Taproot is the podcast that digs beneath the surface to understand how scientific publications in plant biology are created. In each episode, co-hosts Liz Haswell and Ivan Baxter take a paper from the literature and talk about the story behind the science with one of its authors. This episode…