Pecinka lab:Mariana Diaz

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(New page: {{Template:Pecinka_Lab}} Mariana comes from Chile and joined the group as DAAD PhD student in fall 2013. She focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants.)
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I’m a DAAD Ph.D student from Chile who recently joined the group of Genome and Epigenome Evolution at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.
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My research focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants and I work under the supervision of Dr. Ales Pecinka.
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During my former education I worked first with ''Fragaria chiloensis'' fruit (Chilean strawberry), determining the effects of cell wall modifying genes during postharvest under different treatments. In order to get my engineers degree I carried out my research in the field of abiotic stress, specifically freezing tolerance in ''Eucalyptus globulus'' (gum tree).
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I decided to apply to a DAAD scholarship under the supervision of Ales because I’m interested to learn about epigenetics, field which is not well explored in my home country. On the other hand DNA damage repair mechanicsms in plants is still not very known and this project is novel which makes it very exciting for me.
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Mariana comes from Chile and joined the group as DAAD PhD student in fall 2013. She focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants.
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My hobbies for excellence are cooking, learning foreign languages, nature (hiking or walking along the beach during the sunset) and travelling.

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I’m a DAAD Ph.D student from Chile who recently joined the group of Genome and Epigenome Evolution at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research. My research focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants and I work under the supervision of Dr. Ales Pecinka.

During my former education I worked first with Fragaria chiloensis fruit (Chilean strawberry), determining the effects of cell wall modifying genes during postharvest under different treatments. In order to get my engineers degree I carried out my research in the field of abiotic stress, specifically freezing tolerance in Eucalyptus globulus (gum tree).

I decided to apply to a DAAD scholarship under the supervision of Ales because I’m interested to learn about epigenetics, field which is not well explored in my home country. On the other hand DNA damage repair mechanicsms in plants is still not very known and this project is novel which makes it very exciting for me.

My hobbies for excellence are cooking, learning foreign languages, nature (hiking or walking along the beach during the sunset) and travelling.

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