Molecular Phytopathology

Molecular and cell biological analysis of host parasite interactions

MAMP Triggered Immunity (Independent Junior Research Group)

Identification of MAMP-receptors, kinase signalling, Ca2+ and ROS measurements

Plant Peptide Signalling

Regulation of plant immunity and disease susceptibility by endogenous peptides

Evolution of Plant Immunity and Microbial Pathogenicity

Nature and function of co-evolution of palnts and pathogens

Epidemiology and Integrated Plant Protection

Analysis of pathogen biology on agricultural crop plants, development of strategies for integrated control measures

Applied Biochemistry

Generation, measurement, reaction mechanisms, enzymology of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in vitro and in vivo. Role of ROS in peroxidase and photodynamic reactions, in host pathogen interactions and inflammation. Evaluation of antioxidant capacities of natural products.