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Jan Bettgenhaeuser

​Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Group: Simon Krattinger

Research Interests

​I am broadly interested in plant genetics, in particular the dynamic interactions between plants and pathogens. Plants are constantly exposed to a plethora of potential pathogens, yet disease is the exception, not the rule. In my research, I aim to understand how plants obtain and maintain this resistance. This is especially of importance for the cereals, which are the staple foods for most of humanity.

Selected Publications

  • ​Bettgenhaeuser J., Corke F.M.K., Opanowicz M., Green P., Hernández-Pinzón I., Doonan J.H., Moscou M.J. Natural variation in Brachypodium links vernalization and flowering time loci as major flowering determinants. 2017. Plant Physiology 173 (1): 256-268
  • Dawson A.M., Bettgenhaeuser J., Gardiner M., Green P., Hernández-Pinzón I., Hubbard A., Moscou M.J. The development of quick, robust, quantitative phenotypic assays for describing the host–nonhost landscape to stripe rust. 2015. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 876
  • Bettgenhaeuser J., Gilbert B., Ayliffe M., Moscou M.J. Nonhost resistance to rust pathogens – a continuation of continua. 2014. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 664​

Education Profile

  • ​2012 – 2016: Ph.D. in Plant Genetics, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 2008 – 2012: B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (Plant Sciences), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom​

Professional Profile

  • ​Since 2017: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016 – 2017: Postdoctoral scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, United Kingdom​

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​British Society for Plant Pathology
  • The Genetics Society​