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Grantee Professor Şuayb Üstün

Şuayb Üstün heads the research group Plant Cell Biology at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology at Ruhr University.

Şuayb Üstün studied cell and molecular neurobiology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where he completed his doctorate in 2013. Subsequently, he spent over two years as a researcher at the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops. In 2016, he went to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala on a fellowship from the Federation of European Biochemical Societies, before accepting the chair of an Emmy Noether group at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Tübingen in 2018. In 2022, Suayb Üstün was appointed to the professorship of Plant Cell Biology at Ruhr University Bochum.

He will use his ERC grant to understand what role autophagy plays in the interactions of plants and microbes. The project started in 2021.

Understanding the Recycling Programme of Plants

Autophagy enables plants to degrade proteins and other cellular components. The grant focuses on the role this process plays in the interaction between plants and microbes.


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