My group investigates the molecular mechanisms that underly plant-fungal interactions. We are especially interested in obtaining structural information on fungal effector proteins, which enables us to understand how these proteins manipulate central host pathways. Furthermore, we investigate fungal receptor proteins to gain insights into the colonization process and to identify key molecules involved in the communication between fungi and plants. Using an integrative approach, we combine structural biology and biochemical techniques with cell biology and in planta experiments.
Institute of Microbiology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf