July 12–13 eSymposia​

Molecular Mechanism & Structure — Zooming in on Plant Immunity

This symposium will be held July 12-13, 2021, hosted by Jian-Min Zhou (Beijing, China) and Jane Parker (Cologne, Germany). This event will highlight key, recent advances in our mechanistic understanding of the activation of immune signaling gleaned from structural biology, biochemistry and functional genomics.

July 12–13 eSymposia Chairs:


Jane Parker

Jane Parker

Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Jane Parker works at The Max-Planck Ins​titute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany. Her group uses a combination of genetics, phylogenomics, protein structure-function analyses and infection phenotyping to understand plant host immunity pathway regulation and homeostasis. A current interest in the Parker group is to molecularly connect activation of intracellular NLR receptors by recognized pathogen effectors to the timely mobilization of resistance and cell death execution mechanisms.





Jian-Min Zhou

Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Jian-Min Zhou is broadly interested in plant-microbe interactions, with a focus on anti-bacterial immunity. His research uncovered how phytopathogenic bacteria subvert host immunity during infection. Much of his recent research is centered on mechanisms underlying immune receptor-mediated signaling and application of disease resistance genes in sustainable agriculture.

Jian-Min Zhou
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