Michaela Tichá: Plant Physiology First Author

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

Current Position: Junior Researcher, Group of Prof. Jozef Šamaj, Department of Cell Biology CRH, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Education: PhD in Biochemistry under supervision of Dr. Olga Šamajová, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic; MSc in Plant Physiology, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Non-scientific Interests: traveling, hiking, yoga, reading, music

Brief bio: Sophisticated organisms such as plants have interested me since my bachelor’s degree. The study of annexin and cytoskeleton during postembryonic development and stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana was the main aim of my PhD thesis. The multifunctional group of annexins is involved in the coordination of essential biological processes such as plant differentiation, growth and responses to environmental cues. Besides, I like to investigate an interplay between mitogen-activated protein kinases and cytoskeleton during Medicago sativa interactions with microbes. In our group, we frequently use light-sheet and super-resolution advanced microscopy methods for various purposes. After completing my PhD in winter 2020, I continue this work in the group of Prof. Jozef Šamaj in Olomouc as a junior researcher.