Recognizing Plant Physiology author Tereza Vavrdová

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

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Moritz Nowack, VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Education: PhD in Biochemistry with Dr. George Komis, Palacký University Olomouc, the Czech Republic; MSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic

Non-scientific Interests: traveling, hiking, cooking, gardening

 Brief bio: During my PhD studies in Olomouc, the Czech Republic, I was a member of a project focused on the interplay between heat shock proteins 90 and mitogen-activated protein kinases. We were particularly interested in the interaction between heat shock proteins 90 and MAP kinases affects different developmental events, such as stomatal ontogenesis and embryogenesis. This work showed me how intricately are woven the regulatory networks integrating developmental and environmental stimuli, which are responsible for the proper progression of plant ontogenesis. After completing my PhD in autumn 2020, I joined the group of Moritz Nowack in Ghent, Belgium, as a postdoctoral fellow, where I am investigating the regulation of programmed cell death.