- Setareh Jamali Jaghdani has graduated

Setareh Jamali Jaghdani successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in August 2021. Her PhD project focused on the influences of magnesium (Mg) deficiency on photosynthetic processes and photoprotective mechanisms in various crop plants. Her research has made a significant contribution to expanding current knowledge about the functions of Mg in photosynthesis.

 

Setareh Jamali Jaghdani pinning flowers on the fountain "Gänseliesel". Since decades, it is a tradition in Göttingen: after receiving the doctoral hats, the graduated students climb on the fountain and give the Gänseliesel a kiss while being pelted with water balloons. (Photos: T. Chatzistergos)

Setareh Jamali Jaghdani pinning flowers on the fountain "Gänseliesel". Since decades, it is a tradition in Göttingen: after receiving the doctoral hats, the graduated students climb on the fountain and give the Gänseliesel a kiss while being pelted with water balloons. (Photos: T. Chatzistergos)

The main results of her project include:

  • Mg deficiency influences physiological processes differently among different crop plants.
  • In most of the crops studied, carbon dioxide (CO2) assimilation was affected first and most among the photosynthetic parameters analyzed.
  • The xanthophyll cycle which is the main cycle involved in non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) can have NPQ-independent activities.
  • Light intensity plays an important role in the activation of photoprotective mechanisms.

 

Congratulations to Setareh Jamali Jaghdani (center) by Professor Dr. Klaus Dittert, IAPN’s scientific director, Professor Dr. Peter Jahns from the University of Düsseldorf, Dr. Merle Tränkner, supervisor of the PhD project, and Professor Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann of the Division of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection at the University of Göttingen (from left to right). (Photo: IAPN)

Congratulations to Setareh Jamali Jaghdani (center) by Professor Dr. Klaus Dittert, IAPN’s scientific director, Professor Dr. Peter Jahns from the University of Düsseldorf, Dr. Merle Tränkner, supervisor of the PhD project, and Professor Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann of the Division of Plant Pathology and Crop Protection at the University of Göttingen (from left to right). (Photo: IAPN)

Setareh Jamali Jaghdani started her doctoral project in January 2018. During her time as a PhD student, she represented IAPN at several conferences, like the 3rd International Mg-Symposium 2018 in Guangzhou, China, or the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Plant Nutrition (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflanzenernährung, DGP), where she received a poster award in 2019.

 

Before, she completed her Master’s studies in the international program “Crop Protection” at the University of Göttingen in February 2017. For her Master’s thesis she was honored with the Wilhelm-Rimpau-Award by the German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, DLG) in 2018.

 

Since August 2021, Setareh Jamali Jaghdani continues her work at IAPN as a postdoctoral researcher in cooperation with K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH, and supports the IAPN team in research.

 

 

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