Affiliation: Gregor Mendel Institute Of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna
Keywords: Autophagy, Endomembrane trafficking, Plant cell biology, Cellular Quality Control
Yasin Dagdas studied Biotechnology at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. In 2009, he moved to the UK to join the lab of Nicholas Talbot for his PhD at University of Exeter. There, he studied the role of cellular morphogenesis in the pathogenicity of the rice blast fungus. Yasin then did a postdoc with Sophien Kamoun from 2013-2016 at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, where together with his colleagues, he discovered subversion of autophagy by a plant pathogen. In 2017, he established his own group at the Gregor Mendel Institute in Vienna. Research in his lab focusses on autophagy-mediated cellular quality control mechanisms.