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Kornelija Aleksejeva

Kornelija Aleksejeva

Bio

I am a visiting student from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, interested in the many facets of plant-microbe interactions. During my time at WUR, I delved into the world of plant pathogenic and symbiotic exchanges. Notably, my MSc thesis focussed on the role of DELLA proteins during arbuscule formation upon the establishment of a symbiotic relationship between Medicago truncatula and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

At TSL, my work takes on a plant pathogenic approach, in which I plan to reconstitute and characterise the olive NRC network in Nicotiana benthamiana. In the future, this work could aid the development of species resistant to devastating pathogens destroying olive cultivation.

Job history

  • 2022 -

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    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK