Aminat Odejide

Research Focus

Plant-associated microbial community had been methodically characterized from different compartments and could be readily distinguished based on their taxonomic composition. However, most of these studies sampled plant-associated microbial communities at a single time-point and therefore could not capture relevant aspects of community dynamics as a function of plant age stage and the life history. I aim to investigate how plant immunity, metabolic and nutritional status change as a function of host age (i.e. developmental stage) and life history (annual vs. perennial), and if these time-dependent physiological changes correspond to and regulate shifts in the associated microbial community.

Aminat Odejide


Institute of Population Genetics
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

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