Tomasz Jamruszka: Plant Physiology First Author

Tomasz Jamruszka, co-first author of “A roadmap of plant membrane transporters in arbuscular mycorrhizal and legume-rhizobium symbioses”

Current Position: PhD student at Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Education: MSc in Biotechnology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland; B.S. in Environmental Protection at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Non-scientific interests: non-fiction, biographies, environmental protection, vegetarian cooking

Brief bio: My scientific experience comprises a widely understood environmental sciences and biotechnology. As a graduate of an Environmental Protection and Biotechnology studies, I am aware of the inseparable coexistence of a living organism and its environment, as well as a necessity to define the plant developmental processes through its interaction with other organisms and surrounding inorganic matter. That is why I have decided to join the lab of prof. Michał Jasiński at Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS for the doctorate. My work there is focused mainly on an involvement of plant ABC transporters in plant reactions to nitrogen shortage in a model legume Medicago truncatula. I do also contribute to the research aimed at understanding of the ABC-driven molecular nature of Medicago interaction with its symbiotic partner Sinorhizobium meliloti during nodulation.