WCPP 2019 invited speaker SATOKO YOSHIDA is Associate professor in the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan. She obtained her Ph. D in plant science from the University of Tokyo. She worked as a post-doctoral scientist on plant symbiosis in the Sainsbury Laboratory, UK and as a faculty member at the University of Munich, Germany. She started her research on parasitic plants in RIKEN, Japan with Prof. Ken Shirasu in 2006, and started her own laboratory in 2016. Her research focus is molecular mechanisms of haustorium formation and parasitic plant-host interaction in Orobanchaceae, especially in Striga spp and Phtheirospermum japonicum.
Assoc. Prof. Plant Symbiosis
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan