Research Group: Plant Pathology and Microbiology

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Alfia Khairoullina PhD student   E-mail
Andrea Manzotti   E-mail
Birgit Jensen Associate professor +45 353-33334 E-mail
David B. Collinge Professor +45 353-33356 E-mail
Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen Associate professor +45 353-33775 E-mail
Ulla Rasmussen Laboratory technician +45 353-32631 E-mail

Master students