Marta is a doctoral student in the School of Plant Sciences. She grew up in Poland and Romania. She graduated from University of Edinburgh with First Class Honours in Biochemistry. Marta is interested in epigenetics and how plants interact with and sense their surroundings. She has conducted research on plant RNA and photosynthesis at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat in Munich, Germany. Examining the interface between molecular and systems plant biology, she will focus her doctoral work on how minuscule biochemical differences can affect entire cells and organisms. Marta is active in promoting science communication, having run the University of Edinburgh’s first Science Slam competition, and she hopes to inspire other people to learn about plants.