PhD position in functional analysis of spinach downy mildew effectors

Molecular biologist, interested in plants and plant diseases who would like to perform cutting-edge fundamental research on downy mildews, an agriculturally important group of pathogens. Downy mildews are obligate biotrophic oomycetes that cause severe foliage blights on many crops including the targeted vegetable crop here, spinach. Downy mildews adapt at a stunning pace and rapidly break new resistance traits requiring new strategies for resistance breeding.