Research Philippe Sakalis
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a pathogenic soil bacterium that has the unique trait of genetically transforming a wide variety of organisms. Agrobacterium Mediated Transformation (AMT) has proven to be a powerful method for genetic modifications. The mechanisms of this process are widely studied and our understanding is growing rapidly. In my PhD project I aim to visualize this process in vivo and in real time. The observation that the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae can be transformed by Agrobacterium, enables us to use the many experimental tools of yeast to study and visualize AMT.