Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Daniel Solymosi

Daniel Solymosi, first author of Cytochrome cM decreases photosynthesis under photomixotrophy in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

Current Position: PhD student in the Photosynthetic Microbes research group, Molecular Plant Biology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku, Finland

Education: BSc and MSc in Molecular Biology, University of Szeged, Hungary, theses written at Molecular Stress and Photobiology lab, Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Hungary

Non-scientific Interests: classical guitar, kayaking, hiking, scifi literature, video games

Brief bio: I always had a keen interest to learn about the world surrounding us. I was accepted for both Archaeology and Biology at the University of Szeged, but my interest in the living proved to be stronger. I spent years in the lab building heavy metal-specific whole cell bioreporters and studying photosynthetic electron transport. For my efforts, I was awarded with the first price at the XXXII OTDK student research competition. As a PhD student, I continued on cyanobacterial bioenergetics and engaged in academic life. I gave oral lectures at conferences, participated in the 3MT pitching competition as a finalist, organized PhD-Postdoc meetings and I am taking part in the NordAqua consortium. I am inspired by thinkers, by creative people who have a vision for the future. My other passions are music and nature. I am a self-taught classical guitarist and an enthusiastic kayaker of the Archipelago Sea of Southern-Finland. Currently, I am in the last year of my doctoral studies.