Our group wants to understand how pathogenic fungi evolve to cause disease on plants. For this, we analyze populations of major crop pathogens and identify how host resistance mechanisms were circumvented, what processes are governing rapid adaptation and how the structure of the pathogen genome can influence the trajectory of individual genes. In our work, we combine field work with experiments in the lab and (a lot) of genome-scale analyses.
We recently moved to the University of Neuchâtel where we have now established the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics.
Our group was previously affiliated with the Plant Pathology at the ETH Zurich.
Latest news (check also the Blog):
3 August 2019: New blog post by Luzia Stalder!
29 July 2019: Welcome Sami Sayer to our lab!
19 June 2019: A PhD position is available in our lab! Please spread the word.
14 June 2019: Yeah... mountains!
7 June 2019: Our next Host-Microbes Genomics meeting is on 24 Sept.
26 April 2019: Spontaneous lab hike up the Harder.
12 March 2019: We are looking forward to Vinciane Monod and Luzia Stalder joining our lab as PhD students 1 April (no joke!)
27 February 2019: We are currently hosting 10 BSc students doing bioinformatics research projects in our lab - solving some big puzzles on pathogen emergence!
14 Jan 2019: Welcome to Estelle Fleury joining us for an internship!
1 Jan 2019: Happy New Year!