Until 2021, Dr Chen Lin was working as a postdoc in Prof Sauter's lab at Kiel University, Germany which is only 5 hours drive from Copenhagen.
Dr Lin came to Copenhagen to receive training in microsensor measurements. Later, he borrowed a complete set-up and conducted a series of nice measurements on aquatic adventitious roots in NIL12, which is a near isogenic line of rice with a QTL inserted from deepwater rice (see the paper here). The study has already been published in Journal of Experimental Botany and another one came in New Phytologist, where it even made it to the cover page (see the paper here).
Dr Lin has played a pivotal role in expanding my group in Copenhagen. He kindly assisted me in attracting highly qualified and motivated students from China. Currently, I have two PhD students funded by China Scholarship Council (Zhiwei Song and Shuai Tong) and there is no way I could have established the contact without Dr Lin's support in the process. After the sad passing of Prof Sauter, another PhD student, Dan Liu, joined my group - again Dr Lin has been intrumental in facilitating the transfer from Kiel to Copenhagen.
More recently, Dr Lin has obtain an academic position at Yangzhou University, China, and we keep working together on various topics of mutual interest.
Dr Lin is taking his first ever oxygen measurements inside the root of a young rice plant during his training vist to my lab in Copenhagen.