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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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De la Concepcion JC, Franceschetti M, Maqbool A, Saitoh H, Terauchi R, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ

Polymorphic residues in rice NLRs expand binding and response to effectors of the blast pathogen. Nature Plants (2018) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0194-x

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Langner T, Kamoun S, Belhaj K (2018)

CRISPR Crops: Plant Genome Editing Toward Disease Resistance. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 2018 Jul 5. doi: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-080417-050158.

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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 (2018)

Gene expression polymorphism underpins evasion of host immunity in an asexual lineage of the Irish potato famine pathogen. BMC Evol Biol. 2018 Jul 5;18(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12862-018-1201-6.

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Dagdas YF, Pandey P, Tumtas Y, Sanguankiattichai N, Belhaj K, Duggan C, Leary AY, Segretin M, Contreras M, Savage Z, Khandare VS, Kamoun S, Bozkurt TO (2018)

Host autophagy machinery is diverted to the pathogen interface to mediate focal defense responses against the Irish potato famine pathogen. Elife. 2018 Jun 22;7. pii: e37476. doi: 10.7554/eLife.37476.

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