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Plant Sciences Program seminar - Dr. Adam Schikora

4/11/2018 2:00 PM - 4/11/2018 3:00 PM
Diversity between barley cultivars in response to priming agents

Collaborative action between a host plant and associated bacteria is crucial for the establishment of an efficient interaction. Our group investigates the stimulation of plant immune system by bacterial quorum sensing molecules on one hand, and on the other, how bacteria (e.g. the human pathogen Salmonella) manipulate plant defense mechanisms.

I studied biology at the Universities of Warsaw (Poland) and Göttingen (Germany) and did my PhD in mineral plant nutrition. During the post-doctoral trainings (in France and Austria) I focused on signaling pathways and the cellular responses to diverse stress stimuli, including the response to human pathogenic bacteria. In 2009 I became leader of the Plant-Bacteria Interaction Group in the Institute of Phytopathology at JL University Giessen (Germany). In 2015 the group moved to Julius-Kühn Institute in Braunschweig. Currently I am lecturing plant physiology and microbiology at the TU Braunschweig.​