Recognizing Plant Physiology author Anna Moseler

Anna Moseler, first author of The function of glutaredoxin GRXS15 is required for lipoyl-dependent dehydrogenases in mitochondria

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at Lorraine University/INRAE, Nancy, France

Education: BSc in Biology, MSc in Plant Science, University of Bonn/Germany, PhD with Andreas Meyer at the University of Bonn

Non-scientific Interests: I really like going to concerts and festivals. Furthermore, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and meeting friends.

Brief bio: I started to study Biology at the University of Bonn and quickly got fascinated by molecular plant biology. To further develop this interest, I took advanced classes in Plant Sciences and finished my studies with a Master degree. During an internship in the Chemical Signalling laboratory headed by Prof. Andreas Meyer at Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES) I started working on Arabidopsis glutaredoxins and soon focussed on GRXS15 because it is the only glutaredoxin in mitochondria. The work as an undergraduate led on to a PhD project to investigate the molecular function of GRXS15 and resulted in two first-author papers in PNAS and Plant Physiology. As a Postdoc, I continued to work on thiol-based processes albeit on a different project in which I investigate sulfurtransferases from Arabidopsis and oak (Quercus robur) in the laboratory of Prof. Nicolas Rouhier and Dr. Jérémy Couturier at the Lorraine University/INRAE in Nancy, France. This work is supported by a prestigious Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship from the Humboldt foundation (Germany).