Molecular Mechanisms of Defence Suppression
Johanna comes from Bogotá, Colombia. She is interested on barley/powdery mildew interaction. Johanna pursues the cloning and characterization of the barley Ror1 gene which is required for the broad spectrum mlo-resistance to Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei.
Modifiers of mlo2-mediated powdery mildew resistance in Arabidopsis
Ralf comes from Neuenkirchen, Germany. He is interested in the effector repertoire of the Arabidopsis powdery mildew fungus and focuses on the function of these proteins in fungal pathogenesis.