Oliver Marketos

Oliver Marketos

Position:Laboratory technician, Department Molecular and Cell Biology, UCT

Oliver completed his BSc Hons in molecular and cell biology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently working as a lab technician in Prof. Nicola Illing’s lab. His research thus far has focused on identifying the genetic basis of asymmetry in mirror- image Wachendorfia flowers. During his RESIST secondment, Oliver will spend three months at Potsdam University collaborating with Prof. Michael Lenhard’s group. His research will focus on learning and applying the techniques of in-situ hybridization and Ribo-seq in both Wachendorfia thrysiflora style and Xerophyta seedling tissue.