Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Jennifer Andres

Jennifer Andres, first author of Synthetic switches and regulatory circuits in plants

Current Position: PhD student, Institute of Synthetic Biology & CEPLAS, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

Education: B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biology, with the focus on Microbiology and Biotechnology

Non-scientific interests: Reading, Travelling, Sports

Brief-Bio:  After completing my M.Sc. in the field of circadian clock research in cyanobacteria, I joined the Synthetic Biology lab of Matias Zurbriggen for my PhD in 2016. Here, I focus on the quantitative understanding of plant regulatory networks. For this, I reconstruct and evaluate (phytohormone) plant signaling pathways in mammalian cells and develop and implement genetically encoded biosensors in plants.