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Aleksandra-Ola Bialas

Research Assistant
Sophien Kamoun Group

My primary research interest is plant biotechnology. Genetic engineering is something that I regard as a great tool for both crop improvement and secondary metabolites or proteins production. Therefore, I am also interested in synthetic biology and other projects based on plants that can be applied to agriculture and all branches of industry.

At TSL I’m working on introducing exogenous domains into NB-LRR proteins.

Publications

Białas A, Langner T, Harant A, Contreras MP, Stevenson CE, Lawson DM, Sklenar J, Kellner R, Moscou MJ, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S (2021)

Two NLR immune receptors acquired high-affinity binding to a fungal effector through convergent evolution of their integrated domain. Elife. 2021 Jul 21;10:e66961. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66961.

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De la Concepcion JC, Benjumea JV, Białas A, Terauchi R, Kamoun S, Banfield MJ (2021)

Functional diversification gave rise to allelic specialization in a rice NLR immune receptor pair. bioRxiv preprint Jun 25, 2021 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.25.449940

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Białas A, Langner T, Harant A, Contreras MP, Stevenson CEM, Lawson DM, Sklenar J, Kellner R, Moscou MJ, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S (2020)

Two NLR immune receptors acquired high-affinity binding to a fungal effector through convergent evolution of their integrated domain. bioRxiv preprint Jan 27, 2021 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.26.428286

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Oikawa K, Fujisaki K, Shimizu M, Takeda T, Saitoh H, Hirabuchi A, Hiraka Y, Białas A, Langner T, Kellner R, Bozkurt TO, Cesari S, Kroj T, Maidment JHR, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S, Terauchi R (2020)

The blast pathogen effector AVR-Pik binds and stabilizes rice heavy metal-associated (HMA) proteins to co-opt their function in immunity. bioRxiv preprint Dec 02, 2020 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.01.406389

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Zess EK, Białas A, Kamoun S (2019)

New & Views: Old fungus, new trick. Nat Microbiol. 2019 Feb;4(2):210-211. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0351-z.

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Langner T, Białas A, Kamoun S (2018)

The Blast Fungus Decoded: Genomes in Flux. MBio. 2018 Apr 17;9(2). pii: e00571-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00571-18.

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Upson JL, Zess EK, Białas A, Wu CH, Kamoun S (2018)

The coming of age of EvoMPMI: evolutionary molecular plant-microbe interactions across multiple timescales. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2018 Mar 28;44:108-116. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2018.03.003.

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Upson JL, Zess EK, Bialas A, Wu CH, Kamoun S (2018)

The coming of age of EvoMPMI: evolutionary molecular plant-microbe interactions across multiple timescales. bioRxiv preprint Jan 28, 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/254755

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Fujisaki K, Abe Y, Kanzaki E, Ito K, Utsushi H, Saitoh H, Białas A, Banfield M, Kamoun S, Terauchi R (2017)

An unconventional NOI/RIN4 domain of a rice NLR protein binds host EXO70 protein to confer fungal immunity. bioRxiv preprint Dec 24, 2017 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/239400

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Białas A, Zess EK, De la Concepcion JC, Franceschetti M, Pennington HG, Yoshida K, Upson JL, Chanclud E, Wu CH, Langner T, Maqbool A, Varden FA, Derevnina L, Belhaj K, Fujisaki K, Saitoh H, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S (2018)

Lessons in Effector and NLR Biology of Plant-Microbe Systems. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2018 Jan;31(1):34-45. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-08-17-0196-FI. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

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Bialas A, Zess EK, De la Concepcion JC, Franceschetti M, Pennington HG, Yoshida K, Upson JL, Chanclud E, Wu C-H, Langner T, Maqbool A, Varden FA, Derevnina L, Belhaj K, Fujisaki K, Saitoh H, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S (2017)

Lessons in effector and NLR biology of plant-microbe systems. bioRxiv preprint Aug 2, 2017 doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/171223

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Derevnina L, Dagdas YF, De la Concepcion JC, Bialas A, Kellner R, Petre B, Domazakis E, Du J, Wu CH, Lin X, Aguilera-Galvez C, Cruz-Mireles N, Vleeshouwers VG, Kamoun S (2016)

Nine things to know about elicitins. New Phytol. 2016 Sep 1. doi: 10.1111/nph.14137.

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Giannakopoulou A, Bialas A, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VG (2016)

New & Views: Plant immunity switched from bacteria to virus. Nat Biotechnol. 2016 Apr 7;34(4):391-2. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3538.

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