Dissecting the in’s and out’s of Phytophthora biology and pathology


题目:Dissecting the in’s and out’s of Phytophthora biology and pathology.”

报告人:Prof. Francine Govers (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)



报告人简介:Dr. Francine Govers, Professor at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Prof. Govers studies the biology and pathology of oomycete pathogens, in particular the late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans that was responsible for the Irish potato famine in 1845. Currently the main focus of her research group is on cell signaling and cytoskeleton dynamics in Phytophthora. Other topics include metabolic modeling of the Phytophthora infestans-host interaction, enzymes with putative roles in pathogenicity, the role of the exocyst in host-pathogen interactions and lectin receptor kinases as immune receptors. Results were published in Genome Research, Plant Cell, Nature Plants, PNAS, PLOS Pathogens, Plant Physiology, The New Phytologist, and etc.