Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Nicola Zagari

Nicola Zagari, first author of CHLOROPLAST RIBOSOME ASSOCIATED supports translation under stress and interacts with the ribosomal 30S subunit

Current Position: (Starting 1/08/2018) Junior Researcher Cell Biology at Enza Zaden, Enkhuizen, NL

Education: Biotechnologies BSc at Bologna University, Plant biotech and breeding MSc at Wageningen University (NL). PhD at LMU (Munich, Germany), FEM (San Michele all’Adige, Italy), CPSC (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Non-scientific Interests: Table-tennis, squash, swimming, scuba diving

Brief bio: After graduating at Bologna University in Biotechnologies, I continued following my interests on plants and DNA with a master degree in plant biotech and breeding at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. In 2013 with a scholarship from Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) I began a PhD aimed at the molecular characterization of unknown genes regulating photosynthesis efficiency. The PhD has been carried out in San Michele all’Adige (FEM), Copenhagen Plant Science Center (CPSC) and Ludwig Maximilian’s University of Munich (LMU) resulting in the publication of two first author papers. Beside the studies I worked in the animation and organization of science festivals in Italy. From August 2018 I will be employed as Junior Cell Biology Researcher in a plant breeding company (Enza Zaden) in The Netherlands.