Sophien Kamoun

Sophien Kamoun

Senior Scientists and Professor
Sainsbury Lab, UK

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, United Kingdom

The Kamoun Lab studies the interactions between plants and pathogens, combining molecular and comparative analyses to interpret mechanisms of pathogenicity and immunity from an evolutionary perspective. The Lab contributed to the discovery of the first families of virulence effector proteins from oomycetes, the group of plant pathogens that includes the Irish potato famine pathogen. They developed a mechanistic understanding of how effectors modulate plant immunity, establishing how antagonistic coevolution with host plants impacts pathogen genomes. Research on effector biology and pathogenomics resulted in new approaches to breeding disease resistant crops.

Web personal/lab page:

Invasive pathogens and new emerging plant diseases

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