Clémence Marchal

Postdoctoral Scientist
Sophien Kamoun Group

I am interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying plant-microbe interactions and how to harness them to develop improved disease resistance in cultivated plants.

At TSL, I am focussing on understanding how integrated domains in plant NLR immune receptors interact with pathogen effectors. I will then use this knowledge to engineer new resistance specificities.


Marchal C, 10+ Wheat Genome Project, Haberer G, Spannagl M, Uauy C (2020)

Comparative Genomics and Functional Studies of Wheat BED-NLR Loci. Genes, 2020. doi: 10.3390/genes11121406.

Adamski NM, Borrill P, Brinton B, Harrington SA, Marchal C, Bentley AR, Bovill WD, Cattivelli L, Cockram J, Contreras-Moreira B, Ford B, Ghosh S, Harwood W, Hassani-Pak K, Hayta S, Hickey LT, Kanyuka K, King J, Maccaferrri M, Naamati G, Pozniak CJ, Ramirez-Gonzalez RH, Sansaloni C, Trevaskis B, Wingen LU, Wulff BBH, Uauy C (2020)

A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in crops with large genomes: Lessons from polyploid wheat. eLife, 2020. doi: 10.7554/eLife.55646

Marchal C, Zhang J, Zhang P, Fenwick P, Steuernagel B, Adamski NM, Boyd L, McIntosh R, Wulff BBH, Berry S, Lagudah E, Uauy C (2018)

BED-domain-containing immune receptors confer diverse resistance spectra to yellow rust. Nature Plants, 2018.

Plomion C, Aury JM, Amselem J, Leroy T, Murat F, Duplessis S, Faye S, Francillonne N, Labadie K, Le Provost G, Lesur I, Bartholomé J, Faivre-Rampant P, Kohler A, Leplé JC, Chantret N, Chen J, Diévart A, Alaeitabar T, Barbe V, Belser C, Bergès H, Bodénès C, Bogeat-Triboulot MB, Bouffaud ML, Brachi B, Chancerel E, Cohen D, Couloux A, Da Silva C, Dossat C, Ehrenmann F, Gaspin C, Grima-Pettenati J, Guichoux E, Hecker A, Herrmann S, Hugueney P, Hummel I, Klopp C, Lalanne C, Lascoux M, Lasserre E, Lemainque A, Desprez-Loustau ML, Luyten I, Madoui MA, Mangenot S, Marchal C, Maumus F, Mercier J, Michotey C, Panaud O, Picault N, Rouhier N, Rué O, Rustenholz C, Salin F, Soler M, Tarkka M, Velt A, Zanne AE, Martin F, Wincker P, Quesneville H, Kremer A, Salse J (2018)

Oak genome reveals facets of long lifespan. Nature Plants, 2018.

Lorrain C, Marchal C, Hacquard S, Delaruelle C, Pétrowski J, Petre B, Hecker A, Frey P, Duplessis S (2018)

The rust fungus Melampsora larici-populina expresses a conserved genetic program and distinct sets of secreted protein genes during infection of its two host plants, larch and poplar. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2018 Jan 16. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-12-17-0319-R.

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Job History

2021 – present Post-doctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2019 – 2021 Post-doctoral Scientist, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

2015 – 2019 PhD Student, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

2015 – 2015 MSc Research Placement, INRAE, Champenoux, France