Recognizing Plant Cell authors: Sibylle Bauer

Sibylle Bauer, co-first author of UGT76B1, a promiscuous hub of small molecule-based immune signaling, glucosylates N-hydroxypipecolic acid and balances plant immunity

Current Position: Proposal Manager at FGK Clinical Research GmbH, Munich, Germany

Education: PhD in Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany), Bsc and Msc in Biology, University of Regensburg (Germany)

Non-scientific Interests: I love to play table tennis, especially in team competitions. Furthermore, I enjoy hiking, traveling, meeting friends and get to know different cultures and backgrounds. I am also fond of processing wild plants.

Brief bio: After my MSc in Biology at the University of Regensburg, Germany in 2013, I stayed at the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, Regensburg to continue my research. Together with my supervisor Maik Bartelheimer, I was interested in belowground neighbor perception of Arabidopsis thaliana. In addition, one of my main task was the supervision of students, which I enjoyed very much.

After two years in 2015, I decided to start a doctoral thesis at Anton Schäffner’s lab in Munich. In my work, I investigated the role of the Arabidopsis glycosyltransferase UGT76B1 in salicylic acid-related plant defense. I defended my thesis (PhD) in July 2020. During the past years, I had walked through different research areas and now decided to start something completely different. I work as a proposal manager at FGK Clinical Research since September 2020, which again presents me with new challenges. I am looking forward to these new tasks and I am grateful for all the people who have supported me on my way.