Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Jennifer Schoberer

Jennifer Schoberer, first author of Golgi localization of GnTI requires a polar amino acid residue within its transmembrane domain

Current Position: Senior PostDoc, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

Education: Master’s in Biology at the University of Vienna, Austria; PhD in Plant Cell Biology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Non-scientifc interests: Hiking, reading

Brief bio: I am an Austrian plant cell biologist currently working in the field of Plant Glycobiology. I primarily use advanced imaging technologies to unravel subcellular targeting mechanisms of proteins, especially N-glycan processing enzymes that reside in the Golgi apparatus. During my PhD studies, I realized that these enzymes provide excellent tools to study the cell biology and biogenesis of the Golgi apparatus due to their very specific distribution along the ER-Golgi secretory route. After finishing my PhD in Vienna, I was awarded a two-year research fellowship at Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, where I studied the dynamics and interaction of N-glycan processing enzymes in planta. At the moment I work as a principal investigator at the Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology at the BOKU-Vienna.