Effectomics - Exploring the Toolbox of Plant Pathogens
Armin's lab is in the process of moving to IPK Gatersleben - the new lab website can be found at https://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/breeding-research/biotrophy-and-immunity/
Biotrophic fungi colonize living host tissue and are therefore masters in manipulating the immune defense responses, metabolism and development of their host plants. The focus of our research is to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of biotrophy in the model pathosystems Ustilago maydis/Maize and Ustilago bromivora/Brachypodium. In an integrative approach we functionally explore the effectome (pathogen derived secreted manipulative molecules) to gain insights into the targeted host metabolic processes and to understand the critical needs of the pathogens.