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About: XanaRebocho

Born in Setubal, Portugal. Always fascinated by nature and biology. Biggest fan of David Attenborough and Jacques Cousteau when growing up. Studied Biology at the Faculty of Sciences in Lisbon University, specialized in Plant biotechnology. PhD and first post-doc at the Free University of Amsterdam on evolution of inflorescence architecture Second and third post-doc at the John Innes Centre working on the evolution and development of the Snapdragon flower shape using a multidisplinary approach combining genetics, imaging, molecular biology and computational modeling. Currently working at Enza Zaden as the head of the Cell Technology department.

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Shaping Snapdragons

Posted by on April 4th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what makes the shapes in the animal and plant kingdom so different? We take for granted the diversity of natural shapes that surround us, from a simple pine leaf to complex orchid flower. However, they pose one of the most beautiful scientific challenges. For centuries, scientists have been fascinated by how[…]