CRC 1182 Talk – Dr. Cara Haney (University of British Columbia) 25.02.2019

Invited guest speaker at the Biology Center of the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

Monday, February 25th 2019, 16:15

Conference room 4th floor
Am Botanischen Garten 11

As guest of the CRC 1182

Dr. Cara Haney

University of British Columbia

Talks about:

“Genomics of plant-microbiome interactions”


Plant root-associated microbial communities (“rhizosphere microbiome”) influence plant growth and defense. Closely-related bacteria can have dramatically different effects on plant growth and range from pathogenic to mutualistic. Using Pseudomonas spp. and Arabidopsis as a tractable rhizosphere microbiome model, we are using a combination of comparative genomics in bacteria and high-throughput phenotyping to identify the genomic basis of microbiome function. Collectively, this work will inform our understanding of the genetic basis and evolution of plant-microbiome associations.