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Benjamin Haas

Benjamin Haas

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Office: 1500 IGB

Research Program

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE)


Master of Science in Biotechnology
Marshall Plan Scholarship recipient: master thesis work at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (2016-2019)

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Biotechnology
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT (2011-2016)

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, adviser: Stephen Long, “Investigating cis-regulatory elements of key factors influencing non-photochemical quenching,” University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA (2018- )

Research Assistant, adviser: Michael Nodine, “Genome editing (CRISPR-Cas9) of lncRNA-loci expressed during Arabidopsis thaliana embryonal development,” Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna, AT (2016-2018)

Internship, adviser: Margit Laimer, “Conducted bioassays of selected Jatropha curcas and Cornus mas cultivars for genome and proteome analysis.” University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT (2015)

Internship, adviser: Alisa Huffaker, “Assisted in basic research on signal transduction mechanisms regulating plant responses to herbivores,” Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL, USA (2012)

The LongLab is supported by many public and private partnerships, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the UK Government's Department for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

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