Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Marina Rohr

Marina Rohr, first author of The role of plastidic trigger factor serving protein biogenesis in green algae and land plants

Current Position: PhD student, Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern

Education: M.S in Ecology TU Kaiserslautern

Non-scientific interest: Skiing, cooking, outdoor activities

Brief bio: During my Master thesis in the department of Ecology of Prof. Dr. Stoeck in TU Kaiserslautern, I have learned to work with a complex aquatic ecosystem and to understand ecological relationships. This included the collection of large data sets with the most modern methods and the subsequent bioinformatic evaluation. In the department of Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes of Jun. Prof. Dr. Felix Willmund, TU Kaiserslautern, I do my PhD. Through this change, I broadened my biological horizon. Here we investigate de novo protein biogenesis in chloroplasts of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In particular, I have studied the molecular chaperones involved in de novo protein folding process. I was fortunate to be able to study this protein also in higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana in collaboration with colleagues from the plant physiological department.