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EMBO Member

Cyril Zipfel

University, Zurich | Switzerland

EMBO 2018

Plant immunity and receptor kinase signalling

My laboratory is studying the molecular basis of plant innate immunity, and more generally of receptor kinase-based signaling. I aim to understand how perception of external stimuli by plant cells leads to signalling events that allow plants to adapt to environmental changes, with a particular focus on those occurring during infection. This knowledge is also aimed at developing biotechnological solutions to improve disease resistance in crops.

Keywords: Innate immunity / receptor kinases / phosphorylation / microbes / plants / signalling

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Plant Biology | Signal Transduction