Insights into plant pathogenic fungal effectors from agricultural, forest and natural ecosystems

Date: Wednesday 26th April

Time: 09:15-15:00

Location: Seminar room 2402, Biocentre 3, Viikinkaari 1

Program:

09:15 – 10:00 Pietro Spanu
Teaching lecture - Introduction to Fungal Effectors
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee
10:30 – 11:15 Pietro Spanu
Research Talk – RNAse-Like Effectors: a useful tool to unlock plant immunity?
11:15 – 11:45 Kirk Overmyer
Effector evolution in Taphrina betulina, an early diverging Ascomycete and causative agent of birch witches’ broom disease.
11:45 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:30 Anna-Liisa Laine
Investigating the role of effectors in wild plant-pathogen interactions.
13:30 – 14:15 Fred Asiegbu
Functional analysis of small secreted proteins (SSPs) or effectors (?) in a conifer tree pathogen.
14:15 – 15:00
Discussion and questions of assigned literature