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Silke Robatzek

Role: Institutional Leader

LMU Munich - Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich - Germany

Silke Robatzek is a Heisenberg Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Germany, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Her research focuses on molecular plant-microbe interactions, having published on immune receptor signaling and trafficking. She holds a doctoral degree in Biochemistry (University of Cologne, Germany) and a Habilitation in Plant Cell Biology (University of Basel, Switzerland). In 2001 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. In 2006, she obtained a group leader position at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany, followed 2009-2018 by her employment at the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK. She is the recipient of an ERC Young Investigator Grant 2012 call, and since January 2021 she is holds an ERC Advanced Grant (2019 call). Her role in the Horizon Europe-funded BeXyl consortium is to elucidate immune response signatures in olive, developing molecular tools and comparing cultivar differences. 

Alberto Fereres

Alberto Fereres

Role: Institutional Leader and Task Leader

Full Professor at the Spanish Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas) at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (ICA-CSIC). More than 35 years of experience in the field of insect feeding behaviour, insect ecology, virus-vector-plant...