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Two IGZ PhD students successfully complete their doctorates
Peng's thesis focused on temperature regulation in plants. His dissertation "The role of prion-like domains in plant temperature sensing" studied how these domains contribute to plant resilience in fluctuating temperatures.
In 2019, Maolin Peng came to IGZ as a doctoral student and was supervised by Prof Dr Philip Wigge. His second supervisor was Prof Dr Alisdair Fernie (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology), and he was mentored by Prof Dr Michael Lenhard (University of Potsdam). The biologist was awarded his doctorate at the end of November in Potsdam.
Renz defended his doctoral thesis on the topic of "Impact of Different Plant Constituents on the Thermal Stability of Glucosinolates" at the Technische Universität Berlin at the beginning of December. Since spring 2019, he has been conducting research in the Leibniz Junior Research Group "OptiGluP" at IGZ under the supervision of Dr habil Franziska Hanschen. The first university supervisor of his dissertation was Prof Dr Sascha Rohn (Technische Universität Berlin).
We congratulate Dr Maolin Peng and Dr Matthias Renz on their doctorates and wish them all the best for their career!