Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Ksenia Trofimov

Ksenia Trofimov, co-first author of Mobility and localization of the iron deficiency-induced transcription factor bHLH039 change in the presence of FIT

Current Position: PhD Student, Institute of Botany, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology (Molecular Life Sciences), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany

Non-scientific Interests: travelling, music, food

Brief bio: I started to work with plants during my ERASMUS semester at the University of Oslo, Norway. I continued my Bachelor thesis at the Institute of Developmental Genetics at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany, working on G-proteins. During that time, I got introduced into the world of microscopy and became very passionate about it. This was very beneficial for me during my Master’s thesis at the Institute of Botany (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany) which was focused on iron deficiency response regulators. After a short stay at the Technical University of Munich, I started my PhD at the Institute of Botany with a strong microscopy focus on localization and organization of proteins involved in the iron deficiency response.