Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Matthias Riediger

Matthias Riediger, first author of Analysis of a photosynthetic cyanobacterium rich in internal membrane systems via gradient profiling by sequencing (Grad-seq)

Current Position: Post-Doc, Laboratory of Genetics & Experimental Bioinformatics, Institute of Biology III, University of Freiburg, Germany

Education: PhD, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Biology at University of Freiburg

Non-scientific Interests: traveling, football, hanging out with friends

Brief bio: In the fall of 2011, I started my undergraduate studies at the University of Freiburg and joined the group of Peter Beyer in 2014 for my Bachelor thesis to work on post-transcriptional regulators in Arabidopsis. Intrigued by the metabolism of phototrophs, I decided to focus my research on gene regulatory processes in cyanobacteria during my Master studies. From 2017 to 2020, I investigated transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulatory processes in cyanobacteria as part of my PhD thesis. During this time I could perform a research stay in the lab of Yukako Hihara at Saitama University, near Tokyo. As a part of my project, I provided a first RNA/protein complexome for a phototrophic organism which will provide a rich resource for future research on post-transcriptional regulatory processes for cyanobacteria and the whole photosynthesis community.