7th Global Summit on Plant Science
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich | Germany
Ahmed Eisa obtained his bachelor degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Glasgow (UK). Subsequently, he pursued master degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna (Austria). He did his master thesis under the supervision of Jürgen Kleine-Vehn. Using biochemical and microscopical techniques, he looked at the effect of auxin in vacuolar morphology (Scheuring et al., 2016). He is currently pursuing his PhD in Plant Biology under the supervision of Serena Schwenkert at the laboratory of Jürgen Soll at the University of Munich (Germany). His research focuses on the regulation of a chloroplast precursor phosphorylating STY kinase and their role in the protein import process in acclimation. Using biochemical and biophysical techniques, he is investigating the mode of function of STY kinases in Arabidopsis thaliana, as well as the regulatory function of preprotein phosphorylation for chloroplast biogenesis.