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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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Prince DC, Rallapalli G, Xu D, Schoonbeek H-J, Cevik V, Asai S, Kemen E, Cruz-Mireles N, Kemen A, Belhaj K, Schornack S, Kamoun S, Holub EB, Halkier BA, Jones JDG (2017)

Albugo-imposed changes to tryptophan-derived antimicrobial metabolite biosynthesis may contribute to suppression of non-host resistance to Phytophthora infestans in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Biology 15:20 DOI 10.1186/s12915-017-0360-z

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Pais M, Yoshida K, Giannakopoulou A, Pel MA, Cano LM, Oliva RF, Witek K, Lindqvist-Kreuze H, Vleeshouwers VGAA, Kamoun S (2017)

Gene expression polymorphism underpins evasion of host immunity in an asexual lineage of the Irish potato famine pathogen. bioRxiv preprint March 11, 2017 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/116012

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Dagdas Y, Pandey P, Sanguankiattichai N, Tumtas Y, Belhaj K, Duggan C, Segretin M, Kamoun S, Bozkurt TO (2017)

Host autophagosomes are diverted to a plant-pathogen interface. bioRxiv preprint January 30, 2017 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/102996

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Derevnina L, Petre B, Kellner R, Dagdas YF, Sarowar MN, Giannakopoulou A, De la Concepcion JC, Chaparro-Garcia A, Pennington HG, van West P, Kamoun S (2016)

Emerging oomycete threats to plants and animals. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Dec 5;371(1709). pii: 20150459. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0459.

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