Dr Yogesh Gupta

Postdoctoral Scientist
The 2Blades Group

I am working on the biotrophic pathogen, Phakopsora pachyrhizi, which causes Asian Soybean Rust disease on most of the legume crops. I am trying to understand how this pathogen breaks resistance in field conditions.


Gupta YK, Dagdas YF, Martinez-Rochaa A-L, Kershaw MJ, Littlejohn GR, Rydera LS, Sklenar J, Menke F, Talbot NJ (2015)

Septin-Dependent Assembly of the Exocyst Is Essential for Plant Infection by Magnaporthe oryzae. The Plant Cell doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​15.​00552

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Thakur S, Gupta YK, Singh PK, Rathour R, Variar M, Prashanthi SK, Singh AK, Singh UD, Chand D, Rana JC, Singh NK, Sharma TR (2013)

Molecular diversity in rice blast resistance gene Pi-ta makes it highly effective against dynamic population of Magnaporthe oryzae. Funct Integr Genomics. 2013 Aug;13(3):309-22. doi: 10.1007/s10142-013-0325-4. Epub 2013 Jul 2.

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Giraldo MC, Dagdas YF, Gupta YK, Mentlak TA, Yi M, Martinez-Rocha AL, Saitoh H, Terauchi R, Talbot NJ, Valent B (2013)

Two distinct secretion systems facilitate tissue invasion by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Nature Communication 4: 1996. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2996.

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Job History

2014 – present Postdoctoral scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2010 – 2014 PhD University of Exeter, UK

2009 – 2010 Senior Research Fellow NRCPB, New Delhi, India

2006 – 2008 MSc Agricultural Biotechnology CSK HPKV, Palampur, India

2002 – 2006 BSc Agricultural Sciences JNKVV, Jabalpur, India