Mateusz (Mat) Majda
Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator

Mat obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in 2018. He did his postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Germany and at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in the UK. In August 2022, he started his own lab as an Assistant Professor in plant biophysics at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne.

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Yixuan Wang
Graduate Assistant

Yixuan obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Yangzhou University, China. She specialised in Crop Improvement during her first Master’s study at the University of Nottingham in the UK. After that, she completed a second Master’s study in Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. Her MSc theses mainly focused on plant physiology, phytopathology and bioinformatics. She joined the Majda lab in March 2023.

Bejoy Manoj
Graduate Assistant

Bejoy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in physics and Master’s in biology from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kerala. During his masters, he used the inducible CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system to study shoot regeneration in Arabidopsis thaliana. For his bachelor, he developed the dual-arm light sheet microscope to study growth dynamics in Allium cepa. He joined the Majda lab in October 2022.

Alice Perruchoud
Lab apprentice

Alice is a skilled apprentice in the lab, contributing to different projects involving complex molecular biology work. She joined the Majda lab on February 2023.

Audran Feuvrier
Student assistant

Audran is currently a third-year undergraduate student studying biology at the University of Lausanne. He is interning in the lab to gain practical experience in a laboratory. He joined the Majda lab in December 2022.

Are you interested in working with us?
PhD/MSc students, postdoctoral scientists or lab assistant candidates

We are eager to work with enthusiastic and question-driven people. If you are interested in working with us, please get in touch! Contact Mateusz.Majda[at] for enquiries about current opportunities and internships.

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