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Dr Temur Yunusov

Postdoctoral Associate
Research Assistant
Plant Sciences

"My research focuses on studying cellular interfaces between plants and microbes during mutualistic (R. irregularis) and pathogenic (P. palmivora) interactions."

Academic interests

Temur Yunusov’s academic interests include: 

  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Gene editing and transformation techniques
  • Plant development and response to environment.

Degrees obtained

  • BSc, National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent.
  • PhD, Cantab.

Biography

​​​​Temur Yunusov obtained his BSc from the National University of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, focusing on a specific biochemical adaptation mechanism of Artemisia diffusa to drought and high salinity stress environments. After graduation he went to work under Dr Kristina Toderich at the Institute of Regional Problems, where he monitored the quality of soil and water in the Zerafshan river basin to investigate the impact these abiotic environmental factors had on the flora of the region.

Temur completed his PhD degree under Dr Matthias Landgraf, aiming to characterise a subset of interneurons involved in locomotion of Drosophila melanogaster larvae. During his studies he gained understanding and experience in diverse genetic expression tools available in the fruit fly to label, manipulate, characterise and catalogue individual neurons.

Temur is currently working as a laboratory manager with Dr Sebastian Schornack where he performs both administrative and research duties. His research focuses on studying cellular interfaces between plants and microbes during mutualistic (R. irregularis) and pathogenic (P. palmivora) interactions.

Other interests

  • Environment, sustainable agriculture and architecture.

Department link

http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

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