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PhD(University of Tokyo)


I have been studying plant embryogenesis: generation of a multicellular body from a single embryonic cell. This requires the spatially and temporary coordinated acquisition of different cell identities. Arabidopsis embryo is a good model to study the process of stem cell specification. Using advanced imaging and microscopy techniques, I and my collaborators have established a method to visualize/analyze Arabidopsis embryo in 4D. I have been analyzing the embryos at very early stages, with a focus on embryonic root formation, using a combination of genetic and modelling tools. In my future career I would like to extend my research to study the formation of several other complex tissues in Arabidopsis embryo as well as other plant species. I believe a combination of 4D imaging techniques, genetics and analysis of mechanical aspects of growth via computational modelling, is the key to answering the most important questions in plant development.

Research Areas


Published Papers

Adibi M, Yoshida S, Weijers D, Fleck C
PloS one   11(2) e0147830   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Liao CY, Smet W, Brunoud G, Yoshida S, Vernoux T, Weijers D
Nature methods   12(3) 207-10, 2 p following 210   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
De Rybel B, Adibi M, Breda AS, Wendrich JR, Smit ME, Novák O, Yamaguchi N, Yoshida S, Van Isterdael G, Palovaara J, Nijsse B, Boekschoten MV, Hooiveld G, Beeckman T, Wagner D, Ljung K, Fleck C, Weijers D
Science (New York, N.Y.)   345(6197) 1255215   Aug 2014   [Refereed]
Yoshida S, Barbier de Reuille P, Lane B, Bassel GW, Prusinkiewicz P, Smith RS, Weijers D
Developmental cell   29(1) 75-87   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
Yoshida S, Saiga S, Weijers D
Plant & cell physiology   54(3) 325-332   Mar 2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

Auxin and its Role in Plant Development
Alejandra Freire Rios, Saiko Yoshida, Dolf Weijers, (Part:Contributor, Auxin regulation on embryogenesis, p171-189)
Springer   2014