Tatiana Stead

Research Focus

The symbiosis between fungi and green algae encompasses a wide range of different behaviours and interactions, from mutualism and commensalism to pathogenicity and predation. However, little is known about the molecular processes occurring between these two organisms during these types of interactions. In particular, hardly anything is known about fungal pathogens of algae, and their behaviour and methods of infection have not yet been characterized. In my PhD, I will focus on identifying and characterizing the role of fungal-secreted molecules during interactions with algal cells.

Tatiana Stead


Institute of Plant Sciences
Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Zülpicher Str. 47b

50674 Cologne

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