Leila defended her PhD thesis: congratulations!

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann

Leila Pazouki defended her PhD thesis titled “Emission, gene regulation and function of terpenoids in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium).in agriculture on the 17th of January. Her supervisor was Ülo Niinemets.

The opponent was Prof. Dr. Jörg-Peter Schnitzler from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, who did a great job. It was actually one of the longest PhD-defences in the history of Estonian University of Life Sciences.

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The head of the committee, Marika Mänd, introducing the members of the committee and the opponent (photo: Tiia Kurvits)

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The room was packed (photo: Tiia Kurvits)

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Discussion under the watchful eyes of the group

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The committee had some intriguing questions to be noted in future research

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The discussion spanned from genes and biochemical reactions to model-plants, evolution and science itself

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Congratulations, Leila!

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