Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Stephani Baum
Stephani Baum, co-first author of Isolation of Open Chromatin Identifies Regulators of Systemic Acquired Resistance
Current Position: Project manager at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Education: PhD in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the group of Prof. Dr. Uwe Conrath at RWTH Aachen; Diploma in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry at RWTH Aachen
Non-scientific Interests: spending time with family and friends, sewing clothes, jogging, seeing new places
Brief bio: At the beginning of my student days in Aachen, I realized how fascinating plants can be. I wanted to understand the physiology of plants and how they can prevent themselves from pathogen infections. During my diploma thesis, I came in contact with the “priming of plants” and I was fascinated by the mechanism. That’s why I tried to uncover part of the priming initiating mechanism in my PhD thesis.