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 … More Welcome Yixuan to the Majda Lab!
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.
In February, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lukas Hoermayer in our lab and department. During his visit, Lukas delivered a highly engaging talk on how mechanical forces orient cell divisions by stabilizing microtubules in Arabidopsis. If you are interested in learning more about his recent breakthroughs, be sure to check out his latest … More Dr Lukas Hoermayer visiting our lab
In late January, our lab participated in the annual symposium of the Swiss Society of Plant Biology held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce our lab to the SwissPLANT community and for organizing such a fantastic meeting!
We would like to thank everyone who applied for the PhD position in our lab. We greatly appreciate your time and effort to apply with us. Now the PhD positions are closed and we will get in touch with two selected applicants shortly.
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.
We have an open PhD position in the lab. The position is open to everyone who holds a MSc degree or equivalent in biology or physics. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in plant cell and molecular biology, or physics or computational biology. The call is open to all nationalities, no French proficiency … More Call for a PhD student in mechanobiology
Bejoy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in physics and Master’s in biology from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kerala, India. During his masters, he usedthe 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 … More Welcome Bejoy to the Majda Lab!
In September, Mat was invited to Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) in Sweden where he gave a talk about the stem mechanics project in the lab. Mat also joined the “UPSC PhD and Postdoc Retreat” in Skeppsvik where he spoke during the career development session. Thank you Sara Raggi for the invitation!
In August, our lab joined the 10th International Plant Biomechanics Conference in Lyon, France. It was an exceptional meeting with a lot of inspirational and diverse talks and posters. Thank you Arezki Boudaoud, Olivier Hamant, Gwyneth Ingram and Sara Pujalon for organizing an excellent meeting!