Miss Sara Ben Khaled

PhD Student
Silke Robatzek Group

As part of the Robatzek lab, I am interested in studying endocytosis in plants and more specifically the molecular regulation of receptor internalization.

My project is focused on the role of post-translation modifications and the interplay between them during the initiation of endocytosis. I am also trying to unravel the importance of this mechanism during the initiation of PAMP-triggered immunity.


Ben Khaled S, Postma J, Robatzek S (2015)

A Moving View: Subcellular Trafficking Processes in Pattern Recognition Receptor-Triggered Plant Immunity. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 201; 53:379-402. doi: 10.1146/annurev-phyto-080614-120347.

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Spallek, T., Beck, M., Ben Khaled, S., Salomon, S., Bourdais, G., Schellmann, S. and Robatzek, S. (2013)

Sorting by the ESCRT machinery is required for FLS2 endosomal trafficking and plant immunity. PLoS Gen. 9: e1004035.