What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research
I am currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Plant Anatomy, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). My research interests lie in abiotic stresses, and I aim to improve our understanding of the photosynthetic repair mechanisms associated with extreme drought tolerance during long periods of water withholding. Furthermore, we also propose to identify specific gene regulation and the pathways involved in response to long drought conditions and to assess their relevance in the context of drought tolerance of the species.
What are you excited about in science communication?
Cutting-edge science is fascinating to me as a young researcher. At the same time, I feel that science communication and knowledge are not shared equally across people. At this juncture, I think enough is enough. Let us start a new chapter where science and resources are made available to anybody who might be interested. As Adlerian psychology says, we do not think about past causes but present goals. I am excited about the preprints (science communication), which will help me grow individually and socially. It is more exciting to connect and collaborate with the global scientific community.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
I came to know about the ASAPbio Fellows Program through my Ph.D. supervisor. I did not have any second thoughts about not joining the program. It is fun to connect with people with similar interests and enthusiasms. More importantly, I would like to know more about preprints and contribute to the scientific community in whatever ways it is possible.
Ask me about.
I have a couple of hobbies. To mention a few: I love gardening, cooking, and playing guitar. Apart from these, I read motivational books and like for an evening walk.