Focusing on strigolactone, a plant hormone that is stimulating shoot branching as well as symbiosis interaction with mycorrhiza fungi, I am trying to understand the biology linked to this hormone in rice Nipponbare using CRISPR-mediated gene editing to generate SL-deficient rice mutants.
I am also trying to approach SL in a biotechnological point of view, by trying to engineer several tools that will facilitate the study of this hormone for the scientific community. I am using especially Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and rice protoplasts as main chassis.
B.Sc. equivalent in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
M.Sc. in Structural Biology. Engineering diploma in Biotechnology, specialized in Synthetic Biology
Prof. Salim Al-Babili's Group
CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture
BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division