Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Artik Elisa Angkawijaya

Artik Elisa Angkawijaya, co-first author of A Pair of Arabidopsis Diacylglycerol Kinases Essential for Gametogenesis and ER Phospholipid Metabolism in Leaves and Flowers

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Education: PhD in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; B.Eng in Chemical Engineering, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya, Indonesia

Non-scientific Interests: animal lover (especially dogs and otters), collector/hobbyist, and gourmet

Brief Biography: Dr. Angkawijaya spent the years 2009 to 2013 pursuing advanced training and post-graduate education in the field of chemical engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), where she was exposed to research involving the use of plant-based resources (cellulose, phytochemicals and lipids) to synthesize value added materials. After obtaining her PhD. degree, she pursued a post-doctoral fellowship (2015-2019) at Academia Sinica Taiwan, to further her knowledge in plant biology. Here, she got a chance to work more about the role of some lipid metabolic genes in plant’s adaptive response and plant development under the guidance of Dr. Yuki Nakamura. These research experiences molded her interest in synthesizing renewable and/or bio-degradable low environmental impact adsorbents, catalysts, carriers for multifaceted applications in waste treatment, drug delivery and plant nutrition. She has recently embarked on her independent research and teaching career at her alma mater (NTUST), as an assistant professor, leading a group of enthusiastic researchers from various economies of the Asia-Pacific.