Brno Ph.D. Talent

Lucia Baďurová

The role of hormonal regulations in epigenetic reprogramming of plant development

Lector: Assoc. Prof. Jan Hejátko, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Bio-omics (Life Sciences)


About the project

Cytokinins are plant hormones involved in the regulation of plant growth, development, and responses to (a)biotic stress. The aim of our project is to study factors controlling the integration of cytokinin signaling with epigenetic regulators, and their impact on plant growth in the interaction with surrounding environment. Our study will provide new information about dynamic phytohormonal-epigenetic interactions, which can contribute to the development of more resistant and higher-yield crops.


Why science?

After completing my PhD, I would like to pursue the research career and apply for a postdoctoral position abroad. Becoming a part of a successful international research team in my field is particularly important as it would provide me with a great basis to acquire new valuable skills. This experience would bring me a lot of knowledge useful for my future career since my dream is to lead my own laboratory team in the Czech Republic or Slovakia.


What do I like most about Brno

I consider Brno to be a great European city full of students, rich in cultural and social life, also with a good basis of employment opportunities in the scientific field. Personally, I like the high-quality coffee shops in the city and the nature around Brno, which provides great opportunities for hiking and relaxation during weekends.