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.

Latest Publications

View all

Petre B, Contreras MP, Bozkurt TO, Schattat MH, Sklenar J, Schornack S, Abd-El-Haliem A, Castells-Graells R, Lozano-Duran R, Dagdas YF, Menke FLH, Jones AME, Vossen JH, Robatzek S, Kamoun S, Win J (2021)

Host-interactor screens of Phytophthora infestans RXLR proteins reveal vesicle trafficking as a major effector-targeted process. The Plant Cell, 2021;, koab069,

Read more

Langner T, Harant A, Gomez-Luciano LB, Shrestha RK, Malmgren A, Latorre SM, Burbano HA, Win J, Kamoun S (2021)

Genomic rearrangements generate hypervariable mini-chromosomes in host-specific isolates of the blast fungus. PLoS Genet. 2021 Feb 16;17(2):e1009386. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009386.

Read more

Huang W, MacLean A, Sugio A, Maqbool A, Busscher M, Cho ST, Kamoun S, Kuo CH, Immink RGH, Hogenhout SA (2021)

Parasite co-opts a ubiquitin receptor to induce a plethora of developmental changes. bioRxiv preprint Feb 15, 2021 doi:

Read more

Witek K, Lin X, Karki HS, Jupe F, Witek AI, Steuernagel B, Stam R, van Oosterhout C, Fairhead S, Heal R, Cocker JM, Bhanvadia S, Barrett W, Wu CH, Adachi H, Song T, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VGAA, Tomlinson L, Wulff BBH, Jones JDG (2021)

A complex resistance locus in Solanum americanum recognizes a conserved Phytophthora effector. Nat Plants. 2021 Feb 11. doi: 10.1038/s41477-021-00854-9.

Read more