Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Liang-Yu Hou

Liang-Yu Hou, first author of NTRC plays a crucial role in starch metabolism, redox balance and tomato fruit growth

Current Position: PhD candidate in Dr. Peter Geigenberger’s lab, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Education: Bsc in Life Science at the National Central University (Taiwan) and Msc in Plant Biology at the National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

Non-scientific interests: strength training, cooking, and playing video games

Brief bio: Since most of my family members are farmers, it occurred to me that the growth and development of plants are susceptible to environmental factors, such as climate change or soil condition. Therefore, I am passionate to find out how plants adapt their energy metabolism in response to different environmental and physical factors. The utter complexity of how plants manage such regulatory adaptations reinforces my desire to understand these processes by enhancing my interdisciplinary research capabilities.