Dr Edgar Huitema

Principal Investigator

Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences

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Contact

Email

e.huitema@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 385394

Locations

James Hutton Institute

Research

See figure 1 below

Left panel: N. benthamiana leaf inoculated with P. capsici zoospores. P. capsici infection features an eerie biotrophic stage, tissue darkening and necrosis, tissue maceration and sporulation.

Right panel: Ectopic expression of pathogen genes in tobacco cells induces cell death. Secreted pathogen proteins target and modify host cellular components. Ectopic expression of such proteins often leads to phenotypic manifestations such as cell death, reflecting functional roles towards virulence.

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Research interests

Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations

Awards

Award Year
Major Personal Funding Awards / European Research Council Starting Grant 2012
Personal Fellowships / RSE Scottish Government Personal Research Fellowship 2009