Jannik Hornbergs, first author of “SEC14-GOLD protein PATELLIN2 binds IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER1 linking root iron uptake to vitamin E”
Current Position: Doctoral researcher at Institute of Botany, HHU, Düsseldorf, Germany member of MB Train of CRC1208, HHU, Düsseldorf, Germany
Education: M.Sc. Biology at Institute of Botany, HHU, Düsseldorf, Germany. B.Sc. Biology at Institute of Botany, HHU, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Non-scientific interests: Football (soccer), reading, family
Brief bio: I grew up in a small village in Germany and learned from early on what it means to grow crop plants. I was luckily introduced to the lab of Prof. Petra Bauer in Düsseldorf for my Bachelor thesis and participated in the project of investigating PATELLIN2-IRT1 interaction ever since. Within the project, I was able to investigate the topic from many different perspectives, like biochemically, microscopy-wise, physiologically and on modeling scale.