Meet the WISH-ROOTS Consortium
Current Position: Group leader - Root Dynamics Group, IBG-2 Plant sciences, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany.
Education: Dr. rer. nat. Biochemistry, Max Planck institute of Molecular Plant Physiology / University of Potsdam, Germany
Hobbies: Running, swimming, reading
Bio: My initial interest in plant nutrient uptake and nutrient sensing/ signaling is now expanded to improving these processes via the use of beneficial microbes. Previous work experience includes the Max-Planck of molecular plant Physiology (Potsdam, Germany), University of Düsseldorf (Germany), University of Liege (Belgium).
Role: The Root Dynamics group is involved in conducting the large-scale root phenotyping in the IBG-2 rhizotron facility and field trials in Campus Klein-Altendorf close to Bonn.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany.
Education: Dr. rer. nat. Plant Sciences, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Hobbies: Cycling, Table Tennis
Bio: To understand how plants function has interested me since studying Biology, but to improve the nutritional important plants has been my subject since starting my PhD. It has giving me the opportunity to study maize, rice, sorghum, and wheat roots in Germany, USA, and in Japan.
Role: My role in the WISH-ROOTS project is to supervise and conduct the phenotyping efforts in the Rhizotron facility as well as our field trials at Campus Klein-Altendorf close to Bonn.