Recognizing The Plant Cell author Lucie Kriegshauser

Lucie Kriegshauser, first author of Function of the HYDROXYCINNAMOYL-CoA:SHIKIMATE HYDROXYCINNAMOYL TRANSFERASE is evolutionarily conserved in embryophytes 

Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institut des sciences des plantes (IPS2), INRA, Paris-Saclay, France

Education: PhD in plant metabolism at the Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes (IBMP), CNRS, Strasbourg, France

Non-scientific Interests: Art, travel, handicraft activities

Bref Bio: Since the start of my studies, I was interested in plants, in particular their metabolism. I wanted to focus on applied research and chose a master’s degree in “Valorization of plant resources” and so did my final internship in a company producing plant natural products.

My PhD thesis work, carried out at the Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes (Strasbourg, France) and defended in 2018, focused on the study of the phenolic metabolism in the moss Physcomitrium patens, a plant model representative of non-vascular land plants, and also used in biotechnology for the production of industrially relevant compounds in bioreactors.

I then spent two years as a technical sales engineer for a laboratory equipment supplier. In this new context, I was able to develop novel skills and to exchange with researchers from many different scientific backgrounds. I am now embarking on a new research project that focuses on the improvement of plant perfume production.