Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Konstantinos Koudounas

Konstantinos Koudounas, co-first author of Alternative splicing creates a pseudo-strictosidine β-D-glucosidase modulating alkaloid synthesis in Catharanthus roseus

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, EA2106 – Biomolecules and Plant Biotechnology, University of Tours, France

Education: PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, Department of Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Non-scientific Interests: swimming, travelling, driving, camping and documentaries

Brief bio: During my PhD, I studied enzymes involved in the biosynthesis and biotransformations of olive tree secoiridoids under the supervision of Prof. Polydefkis Hatzopoulos. In 2018, I joined the group of Ass. Prof. Vincent Courdavault to focus on enzymes engaged in alkaloid biosynthesis and regulation in members of the Apocynaceae family.