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Cellular Basis of Immunity

Referent: Prof. Dr. Silke Robatzek | Moderation: Prof. Dr. Martin Parniske (LMU)

06.12.2017 at 18:30 

How do plant cells defend themselves against infection? Most pathogens that colonize plants invade extracellular spaces. A physical barrier is therefore always present between the host and the pathogen. Silke Robatzek will present multidisciplinary approaches that focus on three grand challenges:

  • perception of microbes by plasma membrane immune receptors;
  • execution of extracellular defence;
  • colonization strategies of extracellular pathogens. Over the years she and her group characterized immune receptormediated endocytosis, a mechanism for sustaining cellular responsiveness to confer long-term anti-bacterial immunity.

Silke Robatzek ist Gruppenleiterin am The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK und Honorarprofessorin am Botanischen Institut der Universität Basel. Derzeit ist sie Visiting Fellow am CAS.

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