Jenia Schlegel - AG Simon


Plant development is mediated through meristematic regions in the shoot as well as in the root. All above-ground tissue of plants originates from the stem cells harbored in the shoot apical meristem (SAM). The maintenance of homeostasis between stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the SAM is based on cell-to-cell communication between the organization center (OC) and the central zone (CZ). To control stem cell homeostasis small secreted peptides, such as CLAVATA3 or CLE40, bind to receptor-like kinases (RLKs). Within my research project I aim to find and analyze different peptide and receptor pathways for stem cell regulation in the shoot meristem.

Starting date: 15.01.2016 / PhD student

Thesis committee members: Rüdiger Simon, Matias Zurbriggen

Mini Academic CV:

  • 2015: M.Sc. Cell Biology and Physiology, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
    •  Thesis: "Influence of Growth Conditions on the Morphogenesis of the Root System in Arabidopsis thaliana”
  • 2012: B.Sc. Biophysics, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
    •  Thesis:  “Network validation and application of Q- modularity to bipartite,   directed graphs, in particular Petri nets”



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Jenia Schlegel

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