Sophien Kamoun group

Sophien Kamoun and his Team study plant-pathogen coevolution and how it impacts mechanisms of virulence and immunity.

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Sophien Kamoun

Sophien Kamoun


The Kamoun lab study the interactions between plants and filamentous pathogens, notably the Irish potato famine organism Phytophthora infestans and the rice and wheat blast fungus Magnaporthe (syn. Pyricularia) oryzae.

We exploit state of the art findings on pathogen genomics and effector biology to develop novel disease resistant crops.

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