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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

Research

Our research aims at elucidating core host processes facilitating the accommodation of pathogenic and symbiotic filamentous microbes and fungi within plant organs, tissues and cells. We utilise the pathogenic oomycete Phytophthora palmivora and symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi and study their interactions with non-vascular liverwort plants as well as with flowering plants. Furthermore, we elucidate the role of secreted microbial effector proteins for development of plant cells into intracellular accommodation structures. This work will reveal the boundaries between symbiosis and pathogenesis and will provide novel insights into plant development driven by biotic cues.

Gatsby Research Group Leader
We study plant processes underlying the accommodation of beneficial and pathogenic microbes.
Dr Sebastian   Schornack
Not available for consultancy

Affiliations

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Genomics
Evolution
Pathogen Evolution
Genetics
Molecular Biology
Host-Pathogen Interaction
Antimicrobial resistance
Innate Immunity
Pathogenesis
Phytophthora
Bioinformatics
Plant Pathogens
Signalling
Gene Expression
Oomycetes
Gene Regulation
Plant infection