Dr Emilie Chanclud

Postdoctoral Scientist
Sophien Kamoun Group

I am interested in understanding plant-pathogen interactions from cellular levels to population genetics in order to bring sustainable crop disease management strategies.

My current project aims to investigate NLR-immune receptors activity and evolution mainly by focusing on grass NLRs involved in resistance to the blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae. Understanding NLR function and evolution could provide important clues for engineering plant immune receptors and permitting more sustainable disease management on important crops.


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:

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Chanclud E, Lacombe B (2017)

Plant Hormones: Key Players in Gut Microbiota and Human Diseases? Trends Plant Sci. 2017 Jul 28. pii: S1360-1385(17)30153-X. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.07.003.

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Chanclud E, Morel JB (2016)

Plant hormones: a fungal point of view. Mol Plant Pathol. 2016 Oct;17(8):1289-97. doi: 10.1111/mpp.12393.

Chanclud E, Kisiala A, Emery NR, Chalvon V, Ducasse A, Romiti-Michel C, Gravot A, Kroj T, Morel JB (2016)

Cytokinin Production by the Rice Blast Fungus Is a Pivotal Requirement for Full Virulence. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Feb 22;12(2):e1005457. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005457.

Kroj T, Chanclud E, Michel-Romiti C, Grand X, Morel JB (2016)

Integration of decoy domains derived from protein targets of pathogen effectors into plant immune receptors is widespread. New Phytol. 2016 Apr;210(2):618-26. doi: 10.1111/nph.13869.

Job History

2016 – 2016 Postdoctoral scientist, Biochemistry & Plant Molecular Biology, Montpellier, France

2012 – 2015 PhD student, Biology and Genetic of plant-pathogen interactions, University of Montpellier, France