Mateusz IMG 7837 Edited 1920x1080Mateusz Majda and his opponent Malcolm Bennett from the University of Nottingham. Photo: Stéphanie Robert
On Monday, 12th of February, Mateusz Majda has defended his PhD thesis with the title "Role of the cell wall in cell shape acquisition". In his thesis, he has analysed how the cell wall influences the shape of a cell. He focused on so called pavement cells that are forming the outmost cell layer of leaves and have a very specific jigsaw puzzle-shape. The public defence took place at 9:30h in Björken at SLU Umeå. Faculty opponent was Malcolm Bennett from the University of Nottingham, UK, supervisor Stéphanie Robert.

If you are interested in reading more about Mateusz Majda's findings, have a look here:

Link to the doctoral thesis: