Short CV/Education and training

Scientific career:

  • 2001
    PhD, Leiden University

  • 2000 – 2006
    Post-doc, Plant Physiology, University of Amsterdam (2003 – 2006 financed by NWO-Veni)

  • 2006 – 2013
    Assistant Professor Plant Physiology, University of Amsterdam, financed by NWO-Vidi

  • Since 2014
    Associate Professor Plant Physiology, University of Amsterdam

Academic positions:

  • 2007 – 2011
    Management Committee member EU-COST Action "Signaling control of stress tolerance and production of stress protective compounds in plants"

  • Since 2009
    Project leader of research consortium of UvA, VU and Enza zaden within STW Learning from Nature to protect Crops Program

Selected publications

Five key publications (2011 – 2013):

  • Galvan-Ampudia C.S. and Testerink C. (2011). Salt stress signals shape the plant root. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 14, 296-302.

  • Testerink C. and Munnik T. (2011) Molecular, cellular, and physiological responses to phosphatidic acid formation in plants. J. Exp. Bot. 62, 2349-2361.

  • F. McLoughlin, C.S. Galvan-Ampudia, M.M. Julkowska, L. Caarls, D. van der Does, C. Laurière, T. Munnik, M.A. Haring & C. Testerink (2012). The Snf1-related protein kinases SnRK2.4 and SnRK2.10 are involved in maintenance of root system architecture during salt stress. Plant Journal, 72, 436-449.

  • F. McLoughlin, S.A. Arisz, H.L. Dekker, G. Kramer, C.G. de Koster, M.A. Haring, T. Munnik & C. Testerink (2013). Identification of novel candidate phosphatidic acid-binding proteins involved in the salt-stress response of Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Biochemical Journal, 450, 573-81.

  • Galvan-Ampudia, C. S., Julkowska, M. M., Darwish, E., Gandullo, J., Korver, R. A., Brunoud, G., Haring, M. A., Munnik, T., Vernoux, T., and Testerink, C. (2013). Halotropism Is a Response of Plant Roots to Avoid a Saline Environment. Current Biology 23, 2044–2050.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Scientific services (2011 – 2013):

  • Editorial boards: Frontiers in Plant Physiology, Current Opin. Plant Biol. (Guest editor Issue Signaling)

  • Referee for: Plos Biology, Curr. Opin. Plant Biol., Plant J., Plant Physiol., J. Exp Bot. a.o.

  • Evaluation panels: NWO-CW TOP/ECHO, NWO Rubicon, NWO Veni


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