Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Virginie Perlo

Virginie Perlo, first author of Metabolic changes in the developing sugarcane culm associated with high yield and early high sugar content

Current Position:  PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics on Sugarcane at The University of Queensland (UQ), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Education: Graduating with two Masters Degrees in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Pierre and Marie Curie University and in Aquatic Production Management, University of Montpellier, France

Non-scientific Interests: sailing, scuba diving, jazz

Brief bio: My experience as an IT engineer, developer and project manager led me to involvement in the bioinformatics world, working with genetics to seek solutions to problems such as global warming.  With advances in sequencing and high-throughput “omics” correlation analysis I look forward to a future being involved in this rapidly evolving field.