Lida Derevnina

Postdoctoral Scientist
Sophien Kamoun Group

I am interested in improving the understanding of host-pathogen interactions. My research aim is to advance the current understanding of how pathogens invade plants to cause disease and how these plants perceive and respond to these invading pathogens. My ultimate research goal is to use this information to develop crops with durable resistance. My current project focuses on how NLR receptors recognize pathogen effectors and mediate host resistance.
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Adachi H, Contreras M, Harant A, Wu CH, Derevnina L, Sakai T, Duggan C, Moratto E, Bozkurt TO, Maqbool A, Win J, Kamoun S (2019)

An N-terminal motif in NLR immune receptors is functionally conserved across distantly related plant species. eLife 2019;8:e49956 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.49956

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Sang Y, Yu W, Zhuang H, Wei Y, Derevnina L, Luo J, Macho AP (2019)

Intra-strain elicitation and suppression of plant immunity by Ralstonia solanacearum type-III effectors in Nicotiana benthamiana. bioRxiv preprint Sep 24, 2019 doi:

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Adachi H, Contreras M, Harant A, Wu CH, Derevnina L, Sakai T, Duggan C, Moratto E, Bozkurt T, Maqbool A, Win J, Kamoun S (2019)

An N-terminal motif in NLR immune receptors is functionally conserved across distantly related plant species. bioRxiv preprint Jul 04, 2019 doi:

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Adachi H, Derevnina L, Kamoun S (2019)

NLR singletons, pairs, and networks: evolution, assembly, and regulation of the intracellular immunoreceptor circuitry of plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2019 May 30;50:121-131. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2019.04.007.

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Lida Derevnina L, Kamoun S, Wu CH (2018)

Dude, where is my mutant? Nicotiana benthamiana meets forward genetics. New Phytologist, 20 Dec 2018. doi:

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Fletcher K, Klosterman SJ, Derevnina L, Martin F, Bertier LD, Koike S, Reyes-Chin-Wo S, Mou B, Michelmore R (2018)

Comparative genomics of downy mildews reveals potential adaptations to biotrophy. BMC Genomics. 2018 Nov 29;19(1):851. doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-5214-8.

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Wu CH, Derevnina L, Kamoun S (2018)

Receptor networks underpin plant immunity. Science 22 Jun 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6395, pp. 1300-1301 DOI: 10.1126/science.aat2623

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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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Derevnina L, Petre B, Kellner R, Dagdas YF, Sarowar MN, Giannakopoulou A, De la Concepcion JC, Chaparro-Garcia A, Pennington HG, van West P, Kamoun S (2016)

Emerging oomycete threats to plants and animals. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Dec 5;371(1709). pii: 20150459. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0459.

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Derevnina L, Dagdas YF, De la Concepcion JC, Bialas A, Kellner R, Petre B, Domazakis E, Du J, Wu CH, Lin X, Aguilera-Galvez C, Cruz-Mireles N, Vleeshouwers VG, Kamoun S (2016)

Nine things to know about elicitins. New Phytol. 2016 Sep 1. doi: 10.1111/nph.14137.

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Derevnina L, Reyes-Chin Wo S, Martin F, Wood K, Froenicke L, Spring O, Michelmore RW (2015)

Genome sequence and architecture of the tobacco downy mildew pathogen, Peronospora tabacina. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. doi:

Park RF, Golegaonkar PG, Derevnina L, Sandhu KS, Karaoglu H, Elmansour HM, Dracatos PM, Singh D (2015)

Leaf rust of cultivated barley: pathology and control. Annual Review of Phytopathology 53(1): 26.1 – 26.25. doi:10.1146/annurev-phyto-080614-120324

Derevnina L, Michelmore RW (2015)

Wheat rusts never sleep, but neither do sequencers. Will pathogenomics transform the way plant diseases are managed? Genome Biology 16 (44). doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0615-3

Singh D, Dracatos P, Derevnina L, Zhou M, Park RF (2015)

Rph23, a second, additive gene conferring adult plant resistance in barley. Plant Breeding 134:62 – 69. doi:10.1111/pbr.12229

Derevnina L, Zhou M, Singh D, Welling CR, Park RF (2015)

The genetic basis for resistance to stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. pseudo-hordei) in Australian barley cultivars. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 128:187 – 197. doi:10.1007/s00122-014-2323-x

Derevnina L, Singh D, Park RF (2014)

The genetic relationship between barley leaf rust resistance genes located on chromosome 2HS. Euphytica 203:211 – 220. doi:10.1007/s10681-014-1315-x

Derevnina L, Fetch T, Singh D, Brueggeman R, Dong C, Park RF (2014)

Analysis of stem rust resistance in Australian barley cultivars. Plant Disease 98:1485 – 1493. doi:

Derevnina L, Singh D, Park RF (2013)

Identification and characterization of seedling and adult plant resistance to Puccinia hordei in Chinese barley germplasm. Plant Breeding 132:571 – 179. doi:10.1111/pbr.12082

Job History

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

2012 – 2015 Postdoctoral Scientist, University California Davis, CA, USA

2008 – 2012 PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia

2004 – 2007 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, The University of Sydney, Australia