Kai Xun Chan graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) with a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) in 2010; and subsequently with a PhD in Plant Sciences in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Barry Pogson and Dr Gonzalo Estavillo, elucidating the biochemical and structural regulation of a chloroplast signaling protein that also acts as an oxidative stress sensor. He continued with a postdoctoral appointment in Professor Pogson's lab, where he focused on the interaction between chloroplast and hormonal signaling in guard cells, which regulates water loss during drought. During this time at the ANU, he also set up a chemical genomics screening platform to identify novel regulators of chloroplast signalling. In 2018, Kai moved to Professor Frank Van Breusegem's lab at VIB-UGent as a recipient of an FWO postdoctoral fellowship, where he will investigate the intersection between chloroplast and mitochondrial signaling in plant cells.
Postdoctoral fellow @ Oxidative Stress Signalling