Andrea Carolina Olave-Achury

Predoctoral Student
Jonathan Jones Group

During my MSc I worked on characterisation of populations of Phytophthora infestans in tomato and potato in Colombia. In addition, evaluate their sensibility to different fungicides and compare their response to non-chemical treatments to fight late blight.

Now at TSL I’m interested in understanding and evaluating the response of the plant mediated by the recognition of effectors as strategy to discover new R genes in Solanum species.
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Lin X, Olave-Achury A, Heal R, Witek K, Karki HS, Song T, Wu CH, Adachi H, Kamoun S, Vleeshouwers VGAA, Jones JDG (2021)

Rpi-amr3 confers resistance to multiple Phytophthora species by recognizing a conserved RXLR effector. bioRxiv preprint Jun 10, 2021 doi:

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González-Tobón J, Childers R, Olave C, Regnier M, Rodríguez-Jaramillo A, Fry W, Restrepo S, Danies G (2020)

Is the Phenomenon of Mefenoxam-Acquired Resistance in Phytophthora infestans Universal? Plant Disease Vol. 104, No. 1.

Job History

2020 – present Predoctoral Student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2019 – 2020 Research Scientist, Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia

2016 – 2018 MSc in Biological Sciences Area Microbiology, Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia

2016 – 2018 Master Thesis Researcher, Agrosavia, Columbia

2010 – 2016 BSc of Biological Science, Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia