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 +4535333450 E-mail
David Havndrup Munch Postdoc +4535333103 E-mail
Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen Associate Professor +4535333775 E-mail
Hans Thordal-Christensen Professor +4535333443 E-mail
Kenneth Madriz Ordenana Postdoc +4535325070 E-mail
Mads Eggert Nielsen Special Consultant +4535320270 E-mail
Mengqi Liu No job title VIP   E-mail
Mette Sylvan Laboratory Coordinator +4535333146 E-mail
Ole Reppien Christensen PhD Fellow +4535332035 E-mail
Paraskevi Doukoudaki PhD Fellow +4535331791 E-mail
Shichao Ren Postdoc +4535330889 E-mail
Wenjun Xie Academic Staff +4535333858 E-mail
Wenlin Liao PhD Student   E-mail
Xuan Li Research Assistant +4535333810 E-mail
Zizhang Li No job title VIP +4550650784 E-mail
Sílvia Tavares Visiting Scientist