Congratulations, Dr. Effie Symeonidi!

Another PhD thesis graduate of WeigelWorld

Effie defended her thesis ‘Studying salicylic acid function in natural accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana using CRISPR/Cas technology’. She applied CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing of the same gene (ICS1) to multiple accessions, developed with Julian Regalado a versatile amplicon pipeline for rapid detection of genome edits (‘CRISPR-finder’), and ascertained that off-target mutations are very rare.

Congratulations, Effie!