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Fungal Genetics and Genomics

Fungal Genetics and Genomics

The “Fungal Genetics and Genomics” Unit, is interested to understand the genetics and epigenetics of basic fungal nutrition related to the ecological function and the production of fungal toxins and antibiotics.  Epigenetic engineering of natural fungal isolates is used to find new antibiotics which may have been missed by conventional genetic screening approaches.

Contact: Univ.Prof. Joseph Strauss

Further information: Fungal Genetics and Genomics

Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Plant-Pathogen Interactions

The group “Plant-Pathogen Interactions” is deciphering the molecular basis and the roles of mycotoxins in the economically imporetant wheat and maize pathogen Fusarium graminearum. The group is intensively collaborating with plant breeders and is seeking to identify microorganisms which are able to degrade the devastating mycotoxins.

Contact: Ao.Univ.Prof. Gerhard Adam

Further information: Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Systematic Genetics

Systematic Genetics

The “Systematic Genetics” group uses fungal model systems for a genome-wide chemo-genetics approach to identify molecular players which govern the chromatin associated transcriptional response to toxins and environmental stress.

Contact: Priv. Doz. Dr. Christoph Schüller

Further information: Systematic Genetics