Associate Senior Lecturer

Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

Salim Bourras

Pathobiomes and disease interactions in crops

We are investigating how pathogens cause disease by interacting with their host and other pathogens from the local pathobiome. We are focusing on interactions between foliar fungal pathogens of cereals (mildews, rusts, and blotches), and the particular role of mobile molecules such as effectors and small RNAs in regulating disease interactions and tradeoffs in disease resistance responses. We aim at producing translational research that probes fundamental aspects in plant-pathogen interactions to set the ground for field applications.

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