We are interested in developing biological control solutions for important crop systems. Our approach is to isolate organisms from the environment where we wish to use them again and we have good experience in this primarily for cereal diseases and tomato.
Fungal interactions range from beneficial to pathogenic. We study plant defences and endophytic fungal interactions. We wish to exploit fungal antagonists for biological control and stress amelioration in agricultural systems, to define and understand principles in crop protection and input to the development of transgenic disease resistance.
The group gathers PLEN expertise in mycology, plant molecular biology and plant pathology, and boasts a unique position for Denmark in basic and applied science of plant-microbe interactions.
We combine genomics and transcriptomics assays and reporter gene technologies with advanced chemical analyses. We employ innovative isolation procedures to obtain microorganisms with optimal performance in different plant environments.