Contact research group leader

David B. Collinge
Ph: +45 35 33 33 56

Fungal interactions range from beneficial to pathogenic. We study plant defences and endophytic fungal interactions. We wish to exploit fungal antagonists for biological control and stress amelioration in agricultural systems, to define and understand principles in crop protection and input to the development of transgenic disease resistance.

The group gathers PLEN expertise in mycology, plant molecular biology and plant pathology, and boasts a unique position for Denmark in basic and applied science of plant-microbe interactions.

We combine genomics and transcriptomics assays and reporter gene technologies with advanced chemical analyses. We employ innovative isolation procedures to obtain microorganisms with optimal performance in different plant environments.

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Group members

For students

Are you interested in doing a project, you can read more about your options in the project database

  • Project database for students
  • Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences have various bachelor and master programs.

  • Read more about the options here
  • Partners and networks

    The group has established close collaborations with other leading PLEN research groups in biochemistry and plant science, and has an extensive international network, especially through leading and participating in two European programmes, namely the Marie Curie Early Training Networks (ETN), BestPass ( and CerealPath (, respectively