Justine Braguy


PhD​ student




Research Interests

Strigolactone production and biological tool development for plant signaling pathway understanding:

  • Understanding the role of strigolactones diversity in rice
  • Developing a computer-assisted tool for strigolactones studies
  • Genetic engineering of algae to facilitate strigolactones-related research 

Selected Publications

  • Felemban A, Braguy J, Zurbriggen MD, Al-Babili S. Apocarotenoids Involved in Plant Development and Stress Response. Front Plant Sci. 2019 Sep 27;10:1168. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01168. PMID: 31611895; PMCID: PMC6777418.
  • Braguy J, Zurbriggen MD. Synthetic strategies for plant signalling studies: molecular toolbox and orthogonal platforms. Plant J. 2016 Jul;87(1):118-38. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13218. PMID: 27227549.


​​M.Sc., Structural Biology, Strasbourg University, Strasbourg, France, 2015; Engineer Diploma (M.Sc.c equivalent), Biotechnology with Synthetic Biology Major, ESBS, Strasbourg, France, 2015 ​

Professional Profile

​2015-now: bi-national agreement PhD student, KAUST/ University of Düsseldorf, Thuwal/Düsseldorf, Saudi Arabia/Germany​