Working at the interface of microbial evolution, pathogen genomics and plant microbe interactions, the overarching goal of our work is to understand how plant pathogens emerge and evolve
Population genomics of
bacterial plant pathogens
Straub et al. (2021) Phytopathology
Population genomics is transforming our understanding of pathogen biology and evolution, and contributing to the prevention and management of disease in diverse crops.
Dr. Markéta Vlková joins the team
Marketa obtained her doctorate at Massey University (NZ) and will investigate mechanisms of host adaptation in Pseudomonas syringae
Dr. Rekha Gopalan-Nair joins the team
Rekha was previously employed as a postdoctoral researcher at INRAe (Toulouse, France). Rekha will investigate Ralstonia interbacterial interactions and within-host evolution.
Andrea Sajuthi and Daria Evseeva in focus
Doctoral researchers Andrea and Daria are pictured demonstrating plant tissue sampling for a film crew visiting the institute.
We gratefully acknowledge current and past support for our work from funding organizations that support fundamental research with real-world impact