Charlotte Kirchhelle


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Charlotte Kirchhelle

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU

Education

2012: MSc in Biology, Technical University of Munich, Germany

2009: BSc in Biology, Technical University of Munich, Germany


Research Interests

I am primarily interested in plant developmental biology and focussed my research on this area during my Masters.
At the Doctoral Trainig Centre, I hope to extend my knowledge in computational biology to complement my research experience, ultimately employing a systems biology approach to understand how plants integrate multiple signals into regulating their development.


Research and Teaching Experience

2011/2012 9 month Master project at the Technical University of Munich, on the function of the AGC kinase gene UNICORN which is involved in growth control in developing ovules of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
2010/2011 6 month research project at the John Innes Centre, Norwich on temperature sensing in plants
2010 4 month research project at the Technical University of Munich, perfoming a secondary genetic screen in the Arabidopsis thaliana to identify components involved in growth control in the Arabidopsis ovule
2009 4 month Bachelor project at the Technical University of Munich on the Biosynthesis of the secondary metabolite camalexin in Arabidopsis thaliana
2008 - 2010 2 years part time student research assistant at the Technical University of Munich, Department of Genetics
2008, 2009, 2010 Tutor for the 3-week basic genetics course at the Technical University

Skills

DNA work: cloning, transformation (E. coli, Agrobacterium, Arabidopsis), genotyping
RNA work: high-throughput RNA extraction from plants, qRT-PCR
Protein work: protein expression, Immunoprecipitation, Chromatin-Immunoprecipitation
Plant specific work: secondary metabolite extraction and HPLC analysis, phenotyping, genetic screening
Programming: basic programming in C and Perl

Publications

Enugutti et al. (2012) Regulation of planar growth by the Arabidopsis AGC protein kinase UNICORN. PNAS 109 (37), 15060 - 15065.

Enugutti et al. (2012) On the genetic control of planar growth during tissue morphogenesis in plants. Protoplasma