Lab members

lab members e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@unil.ch
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Prof. Christian S. Hardtke


• Writes papers and research grants, teaches plant biology, suggests experiments • Full Professor at the University of Lausanne since 2010 • Director of the Plant Molecular Biology Department since 2009 • Associate Professor at the University of Lausanne since 2004 • Assistant Professor at McGill University from 2001 to 2005 • Human Frontier Science Program post-doctoral fellow at Yale University from 1998 to 2000 • Post-doctoral associate at the University of Toronto in 1998 • Ph.D. (Dr.rer. nat.) from the University of Munich in 1997 •

Dr. Ora Hazak


• Analyzes our favorite RLK signaling pathway • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2015 •

Dr. Petra Marhava


• Delves into the biochemistry and cell biology of BRX proteins and interactors • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2015 •

Dr. Takayuki Tamaki


• Creates and analyzes Brachypodium mutants • Postdoc at the University of Lausanne since 2015 •

Dr. Pauline Anne


• Works on Arabidopsis thaliana phloem development • Postdoc and EMBO fellow at the University of Lausanne since 2016 •

Dr. Moritz Graeff


• Works on Arabidopsis thaliana phloem development • Postdoc and DFG fellow at the University of Lausanne since 2016 •

Pietro Cattaneo


• Molecular biologist • Born in a tiny town of the Italian countryside, he obtained his M.Sc. in 2011 at the University of Milano • Joined the ROOT community at the University of Lausanne in spring 2013 as a graduate student • Now is working on the identification and characterization of brx suppressors •

Alice Breda


• Molecular biologist • After her Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences, she received her M.Sc. from the University of Milan, Italy, and conducted her thesis on the role of auxin and cytokinin in the formation of xylem in Arabidopsis thaliana primary root at Wageningen University, the Netherlands • Since September 2013 she is a SystemsX iPhD graduate student at the University of Lausanne • Still working on plant vasculature, now focusing on phloem development in Arabidopsis thaliana •

Alja van der Schuren


• Obtained her BSc and MSc Biotechnology at Wageningen University, where she performed her thesis resolving the mystery of a target of MONOPTEROS in Arabidopsis thaliana • Graduate student at the University of Lausanne since 2014 • Creates and analyses mutants in Brachypodium (our favourite monocot) 🙂 •

Amandine Masson


• Obtained her MSc in genetics from Paris Diderot University, France • Her master thesis consisted in identifying genes which would correlate senescence and resource allocation in leaves. • Graduate student at the University of Lausanne, since 2015 • Still taking advantage of the natural variation found in Arabidopsis thaliana, she studies genes involved in root adaptation to acidic soil. •

Bernard Moret


• Biomedical engineer • After his Bachelor’s in Bioengineering, he received his M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine from the EPFL for his work on the role of metabolism during EMT in non-small cell lung cancer • Ph.D. student at the University of Lausanne, since 2015 • Working on protophloem development in Arabidopsis thaliana

Amelia Amiguet


• Technician, secretary and lab organizer, all in one person • Once the cupboard is full, Amelia carries on Christian’s « Secret » research projects • Research Technician at the University of Lausanne since 2008 • In charge of the Brachypodium distachyon transformation platform since 2015 •