Mustafa Bulut: Plant Physiology First Author

Mustafa Bulut, first author of “Natural variation of respiration-related traits in plants”

Current Position:

Ph.D. Candidate at the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany


B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany; M.Sc. in Plant Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Non-scientific Interests:

Tech enthusiast, listening to podcasts

Brief bio:

I graduated with a M.Sc. degree in Plant Sciences at Wageningen University & Research in 2019. During the master’s, I focused on volatile and non-volatile compounds in Capsicum spp. under the supervision of Dr. Ir. Iris Kappers (Plant Physiology, WUR), followed by investigating microbial volatile production in Collimonas pratensis under the supervision of Dr. Paolina Garbeva (Microbial Ecology, NIOO-KNAW). During this time, a fascination with metabolism and its genetic regulation and impact on ecophysiology arose, leading me to join the lab of Prof. Dr. Alisdair R. Fernie at the Max-Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology as part of the International Max Planck Research School for ‘Molecular Plant Science’. Here, I am currently following my desired research on understanding the genetic architecture of metabolic changes under variable environmental conditions in crop species under his and Dr. Saleh Alseekh’s supervision.