Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Laura Armbruster

Laura Armbruster, first author of NAA50 is an enzymatically active Nα-acetyltransferase that is crucial for development and regulation of stress responses

Current Position: PhD Candidate, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, Germany

Education: M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology at Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany

Non-scientific Interests: theatre, travelling, debating, reading, politics

Brief bio: My scientific journey began at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) where I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology. Although the curriculum included only one lecture dealing with green biotechnology, plant science quickly became my passion. From the first moment on, the ability of plants to survive in hostile and ever-changing environments fascinated me. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD at the Centre for Organismal Studies in Heidelberg where I investigate the dynamic regulation of N-terminal acetylation upon stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. When I am not busy wielding my pipette, I enjoy sharing my love for plants with a broad audience via popular science articles and science slams.