Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983
    BSc (1st class Hons) University of Bradford, UK

  • 1987
    Doctorate

  • Since 2001
    Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany

Selected publications

  • Garcia, A.V. et al.: Balanced nuclear and cytoplasmic activities of EDS1 are required for a complete plant innate immune response. In: PLoS Pathogens 6, 2010. e1000970.

  • Garcia, A.V., Parker, J.E.: Heaven's Gate: Nuclear accessibility and activities of plant immune regulators. In: Trends in Plant Sci. 14, 2009. pp. 479-787.

  • Alcázar, R. et al.: Incremental steps towards incompatibility revealed by Arabidopsis epistatic interactions modulating salicylic pathway activation. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 2009. pp. 334-339.

  • Parker, J.E. (Ed): Molecular Aspects of Plant Disease Resistance. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Annual Plant Reviews Vol. 34, 2008.

  • Noël, L.D. et al.: Interaction between SGT1 and cytosolic HSC70 chaperones regulates Arabidopsis immune responses. In: Plant Cell 19, 2007. pp. 4061-4076.

  • Wirthmüller, L. et al.: Nuclear accumulation of the Arabidopsis immune receptor RPS4 is necessary for triggering EDS1-dependent defence. In: Curr. Biol. 17, 2007. pp. 2023-2029.

  • Azevedo, C. et al.: Role of SGT1 in Resistance protein accumulation in plant immunity. In: EMBO J. 25, 2006. pp. 2007-2016.

  • Bartsch, M. et al.: Salicylic acid independent ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1 signaling in Arabidopsis immunity and cell death is regulated by the monooxygenase FMO1 and the Nudix hydrolase NUDT7. In: Plant Cell 18, 2006. pp. 1038-1051.

  • Lipka, V. et al.: Pre- and post-invasion defences both contribute to non-host resistance in Arabidopsis. In: Science 310, 2005. pp. 1180-1183.

  • Feys, B.J. et al.: Arabidopsis SENESCENCE ASSOCIATED GENE101 stabilizes and signals within an ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1 complex in plant innate immunity. In: Plant Cell 17, 2005. pp. 2601-2613.


Selected projects

  • Immunity and cell death signal chains in plants

  • Plant–hormone interactions

  • Balance between immunity and growth potential

  • Plant hybrid incompatibility

  • Pathogen effectors and their manipulation of plants

  • Host cells

Additional qualifications

  • Professor – Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne, Germany


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