Recognizing Plant Physiology author Tereza Tichá

Tereza Tichá, co-first author of HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 90 proteins and YODA regulate main body axis formation during early embryogenesis

Current Position: Postdoctoral scientist in the group of Prof. Thorsten Hamann, Institute for Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 5 Høgskoleringen, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Education: M.Sc. in Biotechnology and gene engineering and Bioorganic chemistry, Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Palacký University Olomouc

Non-scientific Interests: Reading, Beekeeping, Traveling and Hunting

Brief bio: My journey in plant science started after I completed my first Master’s thesis in Bioorganic chemistry at the Palacký University Olomouc. After I obtained my M.Sc. degree in 2014, I have switched to working with plants for my second master’s thesis. During my thesis work at the Department of Cell biology of the Palacký University Olomouc, I have work on the Characterization of transgenic barley lines with altered expression levels of selected mitogen-activated protein kinases. Because I have fallen in love with plant science. After my graduation in 2016, I decided to continue to study plants at this department as a Ph.D. student. My Ph.D. thesis was focused on the Interaction of HSP90 proteins and MAPK signalling pathway in the regulation of Arabidopsis development. After graduation in 2020, I decided to move from Olomouc to Trondheim. Currently, I am working in the Prof. Hamann group which is focused on Cell Wall Integrity in plants at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.