Jiří Sojka, co-first author of “Imaging plant cells and organs with light-sheet and super-resolution microscopy”
Current Position: Ph.D. student of Biochemistry and scientific co-worker at the Department of Cell Biology CRH, Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Education: MSc. and BSc. in Biotechnology and genetic engineering at the Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Non-scientific Interests: reading, history, longboarding, sport.
Brief bio: Jiří Sojka studied Biotechnology and genetic engineering at the Faculty of Science at Palacky University Olomouc. During his BSc. and MSc. studies, he worked on the MAPK signaling in alfalfa. After graduation, he started his Ph.D. study in Biochemistry under supervision of Prof. Šamaj at the Department of Cell Biology CRH, where he is also scientific co-worker. His thesis is dedicated to MAPK signaling in alfalfa under control conditions and during stress and symbiosis with beneficial microorganisms. To reach the goal, he uses molecular cloning, including CRISPR/Cas9 technology, biochemistry and advanced microscopic methods.