Ms Linda Silvestri

As the Research Technician for the Haseloff group, I work closely with Susana Sauret-Gueto, Research Lab Manager, to ensure the smooth running of the lab. I am responsible for Marchantia polymorpha tissue culture and am working on the standardisation of existing protocols for the propagation, transformation and short and long term storage solutions, including cryopreservation.

This work will enable and facilitate the high-throughput screenings of Marchantia lines, such as the Enhancer Trap lines; a project on which several lab members collaborate. A summer student joined us for 8 weeks to work on this project and I helped with her supervision and provided laboratory training.