Dr. Dmitry Lapin

In response to stresses, plants reduce photosynthetic activity and alter the source-sink flow. These processes lead to drops in crop productivity. I investigate how plants switch off genes related to carbon assimilation during immune reactions. This work will provide insights into the fundamental questions about the regulation of plant genes. Moreover, this information will help to find smarter ways to balance stress tolerance and plant productivity.


The five most important publications

  1. Lapin D*, Kovacova V*, Sun X*, Dongus JA, Bhandari DD, von Born P, Bautor J, Guarneri N, Rzemieniewski J, Stuttmann J, Beyer A, Parker JE (2019) A coevolved EDS1-SAG101-NRG1 module mediates cell death signaling by TIR-domain immune receptors. The Plant Cell doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00118 (*shared first co-authorship)
  2. Bhandari DD, Lapin D, Kracher B, von Born P, Bautor J, Niefind K, Parker JE (2019): An EDS1 heterodimer signalling surface enforces timely reprogramming of immunity genes in Arabidopsis. Nat Commun. 15;10(1):772
  3. Lapin D and Van den Ackerveken G (2013): Susceptibility to plant disease: more than a failure of host immunity. Trends in Plant Science 18(10): 546-554.
  4. Lapin D, Meyer RC, Takahashi H, Bechtold U, Van den Ackerveken G. Broad-spectrum resistance of Arabidopsis C24 to downy mildew is mediated by different combinations of isolate-specific loci. New Phytol. (2012) 196(4):1171-1181
  5. Mahdi L, Huang M, Zhang X, Nakano RT, Kopp LB, Saur IML, Jacob F, Kovacova V, Lapin D, Parker JE, Murphy JM, Hofmann K, Schulze-Lefert P, Chai J, Maekawa T (2019) Plant mixed lineage kinase domain-like proteins limit biotrophic pathogen growth. BioRxiv. doi.org/10.1101/681015
Dr. Dmitry Lapin


+49 221 5062337

Department of Plant Microbe Interactions
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10

50829 Cologne

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