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Elsa Arcalis, PhD

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Curriculum vitae

  • 2011–…: University assistant, Molecular plant physiology, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
  • 2010–2011: Maternity leave
  • 2008–2010: Research assistant, Molecular plant physiology, Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; Project: Protein trafficking in seeds
  • 2005–2007: Research assistant, Cereal biotechnology, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen, Germany; Project: Protein trafficking in plant tissue, with special focus on seeds
  • 2002–2004: Post-Doctoral Position, Cereal biotechnology, Institute for Molecular Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen, Germany; Project: Localisation of recombinant proteins in cereal endosperm
  • 1998–2002: PhD; Title: Ontogeny and germination of Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb pollen grains; University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 1997–1998: Master Thesis; Title: Characterisation of honey types in the province Barcelona; University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 1992–1997: Study in Pharmacy; University of Barcelona, Spain

Expertise

  • Morphology and physiology of seeds and other plant tissues
  • Electron microscopy
  • Widefield microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Trafficking and deposition of storage and recombinant proteins in seeds and other plant tissues

https://forschung.boku.ac.at/fis/suchen.person_uebersicht?sprache_in=en&menue_id_in=101&id_in=9956

  • Influence of Tissue and Plant Species in the Trafficking of a Recombinant Protein in Plant Cells

    The development of recombinant DNA technology has allowed the use of plants for the production of biopharmaceuticals. In contrast to other production platforms, plants are unexpensive, easy to scale up and lack human pathogens. Moreover, because plants are eukaryotes they can process and modify complex human proteins.
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  • Protein Trafficking in Cereal Seeds

    Seeds accumulate proteins and starch which will be broken down and mobilized upon germination. Among seeds, cereals constitute an example of a highly specialized storage tissue that constitutes up to 80% of the total seed volume (Watson 1987). The seed endomembrane system is highly specialized and seed storage proteins travel through the endomembrane system en route to the protein bodies, which are either derived from the Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) or of vacuolar origin (Muntz 1998).
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