Sandra Esther Zimmermann: Plant Physiology First Author

Sandra Esther Zimmermann first author of “The phosphorylated pathway of serine biosynthesis links plant growth with nitrogen metabolism”


Current Position: Project manager at Cystic Fibrosis Center Cologne, Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology, University Hospital Cologne, Germany.

Education: PhD in Botany, M.Sc. in Biological Sciences and B.Sc. in Biology, University of Cologne (UoC, Germany); Diploma in Business Administration, European University of Applied Sciences, Brühl (Germany); Semester abroad, University Miguel Hernández, Elche (Spain).

Non-scientific Interests: hiking, traveling, literature.

 Brief bio:

After achieving my diploma in business administration at the European University of Applied Sciences (Brühl, Germany) and a semester abroad at the University Miguel Hernández (Elche, Spain), I followed my passion for life sciences and graduated in Biological Sciences (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) at the University of Cologne (UoC). Here, I discovered my interest in plant sciences, especially molecular plant physiology, which I deepened during my PhD in the group of PD Dr. Stephan Krüger at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the UoC. My PhD project aimed at elucidating the function of the phosphorylated pathway of serine biosynthesis in plant metabolism by metabolite profiling and isotope labeling approaches. Currently, I am working as a project manager at the Cystic Fibrosis Center Cologne (University Hospital Cologne), combining both, my scientific and business skills.