Brigitte Langenhoven, a PhD student in the Cereal Foliar Pathogen Research (CFPR) research group in FABI, attended and presented a poster on her research at a summer school on plant-microbe interactions held by the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich from 17-28 August. The course presented many aspects of plant-microbe interactions including genomic, cellular and molecular processes to translational acitivities. Dynamic and interactive pratical sessions promoted strong interactions between the speakers and participants.

Topics covered by the summer school included: pathogenomics, effectors, effectors and immunity, surface immunity, synthetic biology, resistance proteins, cellular defence, proteomics and translation to the field


The title of Brigitte’s poster:

Brigitte Langenhoven, D.K. Berger, B.G. Crampton. Insight into three Cercospora zeina effector genes and the role they play in virulence.