Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993
    PhD, ETH Zürich

  • 1996 – 2000
    Postdoctoral scholar, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2000 – 2003
    Staff Scientist, Torrey Mesa Research Institute, Syngenta, California, USA

  • 2003 – 2006
    Junior group leader, Department of Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2006 – 2012
    Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Since 2012
    Lecturer Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

Selected publications

  • Yang, S., Gronlund, M., Jakobsen, I., Grotemeyer, M.S., Rentsch, D., Miyao, A., Hirochika, H., Kumar, C., Sundaresan, V., Salamin, N., Catausan, S., Mattes, N., Heuer, S., and Paszkowski, U. (in press). Non-redundant Regulation of Rice Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis by two Members of the Phosphate Transporter 1 (PHT1) gene family Plant Cell. doi/10.1105/tpc.112.104901

  • Gutjahr, C., Radovanovic, D., Geoffroy, J., Zhang, Q., Siegler, H., Chiapello, M., Casieri, L., An, K., An, G., Guiderdoni, E., Chellian, S.K., Sundaresan, V., Harrison, M.J. and Paszkowski, U. (2012) The half-size ABC transporters STR1 and 2 are indispensable for mycorrhizal arbuscule formation in rice. Plant J 69, 906-920.

  • Marcel, S, Sawers, R.J., Oakeley, E., Angliker, H. and Paszkowski, U. (2010) Tissue-adapted infection strategies of the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Plant Cell 22(9):3177-87.

  • Gutjahr, C., Banba, M., Croset, V., An, K., Miyao, A., An, G., Hirochika, H., Imaizumi-Anraku, H., and Paszkowski, U. (2008). Arbuscular mycorrhiza-specific signaling in rice transcends the common symbiosis signaling pathway. Plant Cell 20, 2989-3005.

  • Güimil, S., Chang, H., Zhu, T., Sesma, A., Osbourn, A., Roux, C., Ioannidis, V., Oakeley, E.J., Docquier, M., Descombes, P., Briggs, S.P., and Paszkowski, U. (2005). Comparative transcriptomics of rice reveals an ancient pattern of response to microbial colonization. Proc Natl Acad Sci 102, 8066-8070.

  • Paszkowski, U., Kroken, S., Roux, C., and Briggs, S. (2002). Rice phosphate transporters include an evolutionarily divergent gene specifically activated in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci 99, 13324-13329.

Selected projects

  • Symbiotic phosphate uptake in cereals

  • Root communication with beneficial fungi

  • Root biotrophy

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • EPSO: European Plant Science Organization

  • ASPB: American Society of Plant Biology

  • ASP: American Society of Phytopathology

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • raised three children, born 1991, 1993, 1995


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