George Komis: Plant Physiology First Author

George Komis, co-first author of “Imaging plant cells and organs with light-sheet and super-resolution microscopy”

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology CRH, Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Education: PhD in Plant Cell Biology with Prof. Basil Galatis at the Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; BSc at the Department of Biology, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Non-scientific Interests: reading, playing basketball, swimming.

Brief bio: George Komis joined Department of Cell Biology CRH (Šamaj lab) at the Faculty of Science of Palacky University Olomouc in 2012 to work on the integration of MAPK signaling with microtubule remodeling in plant development and during stress responses. To make ends meet he is using cutting-edge microscopy methods such as superresolution imaging and other tools to study how the regulation of diverse microtubule associated proteins by MAPK phosphorylation may underlie or underlay cell division plane orientation, cell division progression, cell growth and differentiation.