Emma graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours in Advanced Science in 2021 from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. Emma completed her one year Honours project in the Dr. Simon William’s plant structural immunology group, this project sparked her interest in plant-pathogen interactions. Emma continued to work on plant immunity at the ANU as a laboratory technician with Dr. Jana Sperschneider and Dr. Benjamin Schwessinger. We are now waiting for Emma’s visa so she can join us here in Cologne as a Research Assistant! Emma grew up in rural Australia and enjoys going for nature walks, pottery and reading.