Anna Martyn

I am a student at the University of Cologne (Germany) and currently doing my Master thesis in Phil Poole’s group. My project aims to unravel the process of microbiome establishment and colonisation on plant roots and to determine the role of the SYM pathway in the selection of root microbiota members. Therefore, I will be establishing a synthetic community of bacterial strains marked with different fluorescence tags to study how root colonisation varies on SYM mutant plants.

Jacoby RP, Martyn A, Kopriva S. Exometabolomic Profiling of Bacterial Strains as Cultivated Using Arabidopsis Root Extract as the Sole Carbon Source. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2018 Aug; 31(8):803-813. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-10-17-0253-R. Epub 2018 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 29457542.

Koprivova A, Schuck S, Jacoby RP, Klinkhammer I, Welter B, Leson L, Martyn A, Nauen J, Grabenhorst N, Mandelkow JF, Zuccaro A, Zeier J, Kopriva S. Root-specific camalexin biosynthesis controls the plant growth-promoting effects of multiple bacterial strains. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 30;116(31):15735-15744. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1818604116. Epub 2019 Jul 16. PubMed PMID: 31311863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6681745.