Agnieszka Alexander

Senior Research Assistant
Jonathan Jones Group

During my PhD project I worked in Hans Thordal-Christensen’s lab on the barley – Blumeria graminis interaction. My work was focused on generating resistant barley lines. This resistance is based on the peptide aptamers specifically targeting barley powdery mildew effectors. Afterwards, I joined Silke Robatzek’s group as a Research Assistant, where I was managing the laboratory and supporting different projects. In 2017 I moved to a start-up company, where I was involved in developing novel varieties of banana and coffee with use of genome editing.

Currently, as a Senior Research Assistant, I am responsible for the laboratory management and support of different projects.
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Bourdais G, McLachlan DH, Rickett LM, Zhou J, Siwoszek A, Häweker H, Hartley M, Kuhn H, Morris RJ, MacLean D, Robatzek S (2018)

The use of quantitative imaging to investigate regulators of membrane trafficking in Arabidopsis stomatal closure. Traffic. 2018 Nov 16. doi: 10.1111/tra.12625.

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Job History

2018 – present Senior Research Assistant, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2017 – 2018 Scientist, Tropic Biosciences, Norwich, UK

2015 – 2017 Research Assistant, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2012 – 2015 PhD student, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011 – 2012 Technician, Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark