Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Eva Reimer-Michalski

Eva Reimer-Michalski, co-first author of Isolation of Open Chromatin Identifies Regulators of Systemic Acquired Resistance

Current Position: Project manager and scientific staff at the Projektträger Jülich (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)


  • PhD in Plant Epigenetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Prof. Dr. Paul Schulze Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the University of Cologne
  • Master of Science in Genetics, Max Planck Institute of Plant Breeding Research and University of Cologne with Prof. Dr. Paul Schulze-Lefert.
  • Bachelor of Science, Free University Berlin in the group of Prof. Dr. Tina Romeis working on CDPKs in plants stress response upon pathogen attack.

Non-scientific Interests: spending time with family and friends, gardening, board member of the St. Sebastianus Schützenbruderschaft Merzenich e.V.

Brief bio: During my bachelor thesis I got fascinated by the fact how plants defend themselves against intruders which I further investigated at the MPIPZ in Cologne. There I studied the plants capability to “remember” past pathogen attacks, to store this information and use it upon repetitive attack. After finishing my PhD I moved on to the Conrath lab to intensify this studies.