Mr Jeoffrey George

PhD Student
Cyril Zipfel Group

Since my Bachelor degree I have been interested in plant immunity and biochemistry. These interests strengthened during my master’s thesis and allowed me to know the works of Cyril Zipfel’s group. I joined the Zipfel laboratory in November 2015 and I will investigate the function of several candidate genes in the PTI pathway based on the modifier of bak1-5 (mob) screen.


Pfeilmeier S, George J, Morel A, Roy S, Smoker M, Stransfeld L, Downie A, Peeters N, Malone J, Zipfel C (2017)

Heterologous expression of the immune receptor EFR in Medicago truncatula reduces pathogenic infection, but not rhizobial symbiosis. bioRxiv preprint Aug 2, 2017 doi:

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Job History

2015 – present Predoctoral student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

2013 – 2015 Masters degree, Paris Sud University, France

2010 – 2013 Bachelor degree, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France