Helene Röhricht: Plant Physiology First Author

Helene Röhricht, first author of “Mitochondrial ferredoxin-like is essential for forming complex I-containing supercomplexes in Arabidopsis”

Current Position: PhD student

Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology with specialization in plant physiology at MLU Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) including an Erasmus+ stay at Lund University (Sweden).

Non-scientific Interests: playing volleyball & piano, love music and comedy

Brief bio: During my bachelor studies I learned about mitochondrial OXPHOS complexes assembling into higher order respiratory supercomplexes which lead to an exponentially growing fascination with plant mitochondria and the versatile landscape of their inner membrane complexome. I joined the department of Prof. Kühn (MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany) as a student assistant and was involved in analyses of OXPHOS complex composition in Arabidopsis under the supervision of Dr. Meyer. For my master thesis, I moved on working on mitochondrial retrograde signaling in the lab of Dr. Van Aken (Lund University, Sweden). After graduation, I was awarded a PhD scholarship from The German Academic Scholarship Foundation (german: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) to study the composition and role of respiratory supercomplexes in the group of Dr. Meyer at the MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.