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 are at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and run the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics.
Latest news (check also the Blog):
21 February 2020: Our paper in Nature Communications is out now. Blog post.
2 December 2019: Welcome Hadjer, Hossein, Sarai and Guido! Our new PhD students.
29 November 2019: Our Lab Christmas Dinner.
22 October 2019: New blog post by Sandra Milena Gonzalez Sayer!
3 August 2019: New blog post by Luzia Stalder!
29 July 2019: Welcome Sami Sayer to our lab!