Research Group: Plant Defence Genetics

Diseases cause yield reductions and affects product quality in plant production. In order to control the pathogens behind these problems, it is essential to understand the exceedingly complex molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions.

We primary focus is the powdery mildew, stripe rust and speckled leaf blotch fungal pathogens of barley and wheat. We use bacterial pathogens and Arabidopsis as model instruments in our studies.

We are interested in how defence is activated in plants after pathogen attack, how it is regulated and manifested, how the pathogens suppress the plant defence mechanisms by the help of effectors, and how induction of defence can be exploited for disease control.

































Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Carsten Pedersen Associate professor +45 353-33450 E-mail
Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen Associate professor +45 353-33775 E-mail
Hans Thordal-Christensen Professor +45 353-33443 E-mail
Lara Smigielski Postdoc +45 353-32611 E-mail
Mads Eggert Nielsen Senior adviser +45 353-20270 E-mail
Mengqi Liu   E-mail
Ole Reppien Christensen PhD fellow +45 353-32035 E-mail
Paraskevi Doukoudaki PhD fellow +45 353-31791 E-mail
Shichao Ren Postdoc +45 353-30889 E-mail
Wenjun Xie Postdoc +45 353-33858 E-mail
Wenlin Liao PhD student   E-mail
Xuan Li Research assistant +45 353-33810 E-mail
Zizhang Li +45 50 65 07 84 E-mail
Sercan Pazarlar PhD Guest Scientist

Sílvia Tavares PhD Guest Scientist