We study how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

We aim to exploit state of the art findings on pathogen genomics and effector biology to develop novel disease resistant crops.

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Valent B, Farman M, Tosa Y, Begerow D, Fournier E, Gladieux P, Islam MT, Kamoun S, Kemler M, Kohn LM, Lebrun MH, Stajich JE, Talbot NJ, Terauchi R, Tharreau D, Zhang N (2019)

Pyricularia graminis‐tritici is not the correct species name for the wheat blast fungus: response to Ceresini et al. (MPP 20:2). Mol Plant Pathol. 2019 Feb;20(2):173-179. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12778.

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Varden FA, Saitoh H, Yoshino K, Franceschetti M, Kamoun S, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ (2019)

Cross-reactivity of a rice NLR immune receptor to distinct effectors from the blast pathogen leads to partial disease resistance. bioRxiv preprint Jan 25, 2019 doi:

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Zess EK, Białas A, Kamoun S (2019)

New & Views: Old fungus, new trick. Nat Microbiol. 2019 Feb;4(2):210-211. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0351-z.

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Lida Derevnina L, Kamoun S, Wu CH (2018)

Dude, where is my mutant? Nicotiana benthamiana meets forward genetics. New Phytologist, 20 Dec 2018. doi:

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