Dr Amey Redkar

Postdoctoral Scientist
Jonathan Jones Group

I am interested in studying the effector biology of plant pathogens.

During my PhD I’ve been working on tumorous smut Ustilago maydis that infects Maize and was involved in the characterization of an organ specific effector of this pathogen that is triggering host leaf cells to initiate tumors.

Currently, as a postdoctoral scientist, I’m working on the secretome of the generalized oomycete Albugo candida and trying to identify its effector proteins. Furthermore I am interested in the functional analysis of these identified effectors and identify their interacting host targets.
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Redkar A, Matei A, Doehlemann G (2017)

Insights into Host Cell Modulation and Induction of New Cells by the Corn Smut Ustilago maydis. Front. Plant Sci., 29 May 2017 |

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Redkar A, Doehlemann G (2016)

EdU Based DNA Synthesis and Cell Proliferation Assay in Maize Infected by the Smut Fungus Ustilago maydis. Bio-protocol 6(6): e1761.

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Redkar A, Doehlemann G (2016)

Ustilago maydis Virulence Assays in Maize. Bio-protocol 6(6): e1760.

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Redkar A, Villajuana-Bonequi M, Doehlemann G (2015)

Conservation of the Ustilago maydis effector See1 in related smuts, Plant Signaling and Behavior,10:12, e1086855, doi: 10.1080/15592324.2015.1086855

Redkar A, Hoser R, Schilling L, Zechmann B, Krzymowska M, Walbot V, Doehlemann G (2015)

A Secreted Effector Protein of Ustilago maydis Guides Maize Leaf Cells to Form Tumors. The Plant Cell 27(4):1332-51. doi: 10.​1105/​tpc.​114.​131086

Schilling L, Matei A, Redkar A, Walbot V, Doehlemann G (2014)

Virulence of the maize smut Ustilago maydis is shaped by organ specific effectors. Molecular Plant Pathology 15: 780-789. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12133.

van der Linde K, Müller AN, Redkar A, Schilling L, Doehlemann G (2013)

Brandpilz mit Pep: Ustilago maydis und das pflanzliche Immunsystem. Biospektrum, 13: 140-142.

Kuvalekar A, Redkar A, Gandhe K, Harsulkar A (2010)

Peroxidase and polyphenol oxidase activities in compatible host–pathogen interaction in Jasminum officinale and Uromyces hobsoni: Insights into susceptibility of host. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 49: 351 – 359.

Job History

2015 – present Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2011 – 2015 PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

2009 – 2011 Junior Research Fellow, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Pune, India

2007 – 2009 M.Sc Botany (Plant Cytogenetics and Breeding), University of Pune, India