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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Kamoun S, Talbot NJ, Islam MT (2019)

Plant health emergencies demand open science: Tackling a cereal killer on the run. PLoS Biol. 2019 Jun 3;17(6):e3000302. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000302.

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Adachi H, Derevnina L, Kamoun S (2019)

NLR singletons, pairs, and networks: evolution, assembly, and regulation of the intracellular immunoreceptor circuitry of plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2019 May 30;50:121-131. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2019.04.007.

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Adachi H, Kamoun S, Maqbool A (2019)

A resistosome-activated ‘death switch’. Nat Plants. 2019 Apr 29. doi: 10.1038/s41477-019-0425-9.

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De la Concepcion JC, Franceschetti M, Terauchi R, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ (2019)

Protein engineering expands the effector recognition profile of a rice NLR immune receptor. bioRxiv preprint Apr 16, 2019 doi:

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