Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Katharina Belt

Katharina Belt, first author of An assembly factor promotes assembly of flavinated SDH1 into the succinate dehydrogenase complex

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO, Agriculture and Food, Floreat

Education: PhD, School of Molecular Sciences, University of Western Australia

Non-scientific Interests: Latin dance, hiking, travel

Brief bio: I obtained my Bachelor and Master degree in Germany at the University of Hanover where my research was focused on plant mitochondrial metabolism and the composition of the electron transport chain. I then went on to Perth to undertake my PhD studies at UWA with a focus of plant mitochondria metabolism and mitochondrial stress response and stress signalling. I obtained my PhD in the beginning of 2018 and shortly after joined CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) as a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Plant Pathology and Crop Genomics Laboratory based in Perth​. I now work on the development of microbe assisted crop protection technologies and the development of new bioactive compounds for pest control.