Suraj Jamge is a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Prof. Gerco Angenent in Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His research focuses on understanding the role of MADS-box TFs in chromosomal interactions during the floral transition phase in Arabidopsis thaliana.
He has a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Biotechnology from Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, India and a Master’s in Agrobiotechnology from Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany. He performed his master thesis titled “Analysis of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced cell death in Arabidopsis roots” at the Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Giessen. The research focused on the identification of proteins that are participating in the initiation and execution of the cell death process. As an Erasmus student he also performed a research internship at the Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna. The project there aimed at understanding the epigenetic control of plant retrotransposons under heat stress.
Click to find out more about his project.