Hannah Elisa Krawczyk: The Plant Cell First Author

Hannah Elisa Krawczyk, first author of “SEED LIPID DROPLET PROTEIN1, SEED LIPID DROPLET PROTEIN2 and LIPID DROPLET PLASMA MEMBRANE ADAPTOR mediate lipid droplet-plasma membrane tethering”

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Human Genetics of the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany

Education: PhD in Plant Biochemistry with Prof. Dr. Till Ischebeck at the University of Göttingen (Germany), M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biosciences at the University of Münster (Germany)

Non-scientific Interests: Rugby, handicrafts (sewing, crocheting)

Brief bio: When I left school, I originally planned to study Biomedicine, which is why I did my bachelor’s thesis in Münster on cystic fibrosis. I soon realised, though, that I did not particularly enjoy working with cell cultures (nor with animals), so I turned my back to biomedicine and my research focus to plants. I did my master’s thesis with Prof. Dr. Antje von Schaewen on the topic of complex-type N-glycosylation in plants and the influence it might have on Brassinosteroid signalling. For my PhD, I then moved to Göttingen to Till Ischebeck’s lab and took a liking to lipid droplets and pollen tubes. Now, as a postdoctoral researcher, I discovered my passion for data and data science, which I can use for plant biology as well as for biomedicine.