Molecular and cell biological analysis of host parasite interactions
Identification of MAMP-receptors, kinase signalling, Ca2+ and ROS measurements
Regulation of plant immunity and disease susceptibility by endogenous peptides
Nature and function of co-evolution of palnts and pathogens
Analysis of pathogen biology on agricultural crop plants, development of strategies for integrated control measures
Generation, measurement, reaction mechanisms, enzymology of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in vitro and in vivo. Role of ROS in peroxidase and photodynamic reactions, in host pathogen interactions and inflammation. Evaluation of antioxidant capacities of natural products.