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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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Maidment JHR, Franceschetti M, Maqbool A, Saitoh H, Jantasuriyarat C, Kamoun S, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ (2020)

Multiple variants of the blast fungus effector AVR-Pik bind the HMA domain of the rice protein OsHIPP19 with high affinity. bioRxiv preprint Dec 01, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.01.403451

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Adachi H, Sakai T, Kourelis J, Maqbool A, Kamoun S (2020)

Jurassic NLR: conserved and dynamic evolutionary features of the atypically ancient immune receptor ZAR1. bioRxiv preprint Oct 12, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.12.333484

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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 (2020)

Host-interactor screens of Phytophthora infestans RXLR proteins reveal vesicle trafficking as a major effector-targeted process. bioRxiv preprint Sept 24, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.24.308585

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ZdrzaƂek R, Kamoun S, Terauchi R, Saitoh H, Banfield MJ (2020)

The rice NLR pair Pikp-1/Pikp-2 initiates cell death through receptor cooperation rather than negative regulation. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 15;15(9):e0238616. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238616.

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