Daniel Moser

Research focus

Past research demonstrated that Papain-like cysteine proteases (PLCPs) are essential hubs in plant immunity. Little is known about the roles of PLCPs in microbial interactions of the plant root. Recently, root-specific PLCPs were discovered in Zea mays, which are activated by the plant hormone salicylic acid, which plays an important role in the activation of immune responses. In my PhD project I will characterize maize root PLCPs and their roles in the interactions with the soil microbiota.

Daniel Moser


+49 221 470 4572

Institute for Plant Sciences, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Zülpicher Straße 47a

50674 Cologne

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich