Gwendolyn Kirschner

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location:

B2/R3266-WS01

Research Interests

My project deals with the role of the BIRD transcription factors in rice development, and the effects of mutations in these genes on biotic and abiotic stresses.

Selected Publications

  • Plant Science’s Next Top Models. Cesarino, I., Ioio, R. Dello, Kirschner, G. K., Ogden, M. S., Picard, K. L., Rast-Somssich, M. I., & Somssich, M. Annals of Botany, 2020
  • Emergent Protective Organogenesis in Date Palms: A Morpho-devo-dynamic Adaptive Strategy During Early Development. Xiao, T., Raygoza, A.A., Pérez J.C., Kirschner, G.K., Deng, Y., Atkinson, B., Sturrock, C., Lube, V., Wang, J.Y., Lubineau, G., Al-Babili, S., Ramírez, L.A.C., Bennett, M.J., Blilou, I. Plant Cell, 2018
  • Fluorescent reporter lines for auxin and cytokinin signalling in barley (Hordeum vulgare) Kirschner, G.K., Stahl, Y., Imani, J., Von Korff, M., Simon, R. PloS One, 2018
  • Unique and Conserved Features of the Barley Root Meristem. Frontiers in Plant Science. Kirschner, G.K., Stahl, Y., Von Korff, M., and Simon, R. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2017 

Education

  • 2013-2017 Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany. PhD thesis at the Institute of Plant Development Genetics and the CLUSTER OF EXCELLENCE OF PLANT SCIENCE (CEPLAS) graduate school. “Genetic control of root meristem development in barley (Hordeum vulgare)”
  • 2011-2013 Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany. Master thesis at the Institute of Plant Development Genetics . “Crosstalk between hormonal and CLE-peptide mediated control of distal stem cell fate in Arabidopsis roots”
  • 2008-2011 Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany. Bachelor thesis at the Institute of Plant Development Genetics . “Immunolocalisation of auxin-efflux carriers in Arabidopsis”

Professional Profile

  • 01/2020 - present King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Desert Agriculture     
  • 09/2018 - 12/2019 Rheinische Friedrich- Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, Germany. Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Crop Functional Genomics     
  • 04/2018 - 07/2018 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Research Consultant at the Center for Desert Agriculture     
  • 10/2017 - 03/2018 Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf. Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Plant Development Genetics

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Ikram Blilou's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Root development BIRD proteins Rice Microscopy