Camille-Madeleine Szymansky

PhD Student
Jonathan Jones Group

Plant pathogens secrete “effector” proteins that target host proteins in order to suppress the immune response of plants. The aim of my thesis research project is to better understand effector functions by using a new and exciting proximity labelling approach called TurboID, allowing the identification of effector targets and the effectors that interact with already known host targets.


Szymansky CM, Muscolo A, Yeo M, Colville L, Clatworthy I, Salge T, Seal CE (2021)

Elemental localisation and a reduced glutathione redox state protect seeds of the halophyte Suaeda maritima from salinity during over-wintering and germination. Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 190, October 2021, 104569

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Job History

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

2020 – 2020 Pre-Doctoral Intern, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2017 – 2019 MSc in Plant-Microbe Interactions, University of Sciences Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France

2014 – 2017 BSc in Biology – with a year abroad at the University of Birmingham, United-Kingdom, University of Sciences Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France