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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Hopes A, Nekrasov V, Kamoun S, Mock T (2016)

Editing of the urease gene by CRISPR-Cas in the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. bioRxiv preprint July 18, 2016 doi:

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Islam T, Croll D, Gladieux P, Soanes S, Persoons A, Bhattacharjee P, Hossain S, Gupta D, Rahman MM, Mahboob MG, Cook N, Salam M, Sancho VB, Maciel JN, Nanib A, Castroagudin V, de Assis Reges JT, Ceresini P, Ravel S, Kellner R, Fournier E, Tharreau D, Lebrun MH, McDonald B, Stitt T, Swan D, Talbot N, Saunders D, Win J, Kamoun S (2016)

Emergence of wheat blast in Bangladesh was caused by a South American lineage of Magnaporthe oryzae. bioRxiv preprint June 19, 2016 doi:

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Belhaj K, Cano LM, Prince DC, Kemen A, Yoshida K, Dagdas YF, Etherington GJ, Schoonbeek HJ, van Esse HP, Jones JD, Kamoun S, Schornack S (2016)

Arabidopsis late blight: Infection of a nonhost plant by Albugo laibachii enables full colonization by Phytophthora infestans. Cell Microbiol. 2016 Jun 15. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12628.

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Kamoun S, Zipfel C (2016)

Fungal pathogenesis: Host modulation every which way. Nature Microbiology 1. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.75

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