Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Femke de Jong

Femke de Jong, first author of Attracted to Membranes: Lipid-Binding Domains in Plants

Current Position: Just finished a postdoc position at the section Plant Cell Biology from the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam .

Education: PhD in plant science from the Australian National University

Non-scientific Interests: reading, baking, writing, walking, and cycling

Brief bio: Femke worked in various fields of plant sciences, starting with protoplast proliferation and somatic embryogenesis, then focussed on the spliceosome, glucose-nitrate interaction, phenol glycoside pathway, and now on protein-membrane lipid interactions. Working on these various topics has deepened her fascination for plant sciences. She loves writing about this  and hopes to extend her career in this direction. You can follow her writing on