Olivier Michaud: Plant Physiology First Author

Olivier Michaud, first author of “Abscisic Acid Modulates Neighbor Proximity-Induced Leaf Hyponasty in Arabidopsis”

Current Position: Professor at La Planta High School (LCP) in Sion, Switzerland

Education: PhD in Molecular Life Sciences, Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG) at University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland

Non-scientific Interests: Family activities, Cooking, Traveling, Science & Development

Brief bio: I am a plant biologist at the interface between molecular biology and bioinformatics. Since I was young, I was interested in understanding how sessile organisms evolved mechanisms to move and, for instance, capture insects as does the famous Dionaea species. This interest in plants led me until the obtention of my PhD degree, working on light-regulated leaf growth and movements. During my time as a PhD student, I also pursued my interest in scientific communication and later chose to orient my career towards the transmission of knowledge to broader audiences. Therefore, I am now teaching biology in a Swiss high school, doing my best to transmit my passion for biology to young students.