Juan Carlos de la Concepcion
I am interested in how pathogens use effectors to counteract cell defences and to manipulate host cellular processes in their benefit. I use a wide range of techniques, including biophysical analysis and X-ray crystallography, to understand the mechanistic basis of how rice blast effectors interact with their host targets. By understanding the details of effector function, I hope to design new strategies to develop resistance against the blast disease in crops.
2020 – present Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2019 – 2020 Postdoctoral Scientist, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
2015 – 2019 PhD Student, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
2014 – 2015 Predoctoral Intern, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK