The Phytopathology unit focuses on the biology and impact of fungal, bacterial and viral plant pathogens

  • Biological control of soil borne fungal pathogens.
  • Natural and induced resistance mechanisms against plant pathogenic fungi and bacteria.
  • The use of (bio)surfactants for the control of zoospore-producing plant pathogens.
  • The role of the plant hormones abscisic acid and salicylic acid in plant-pathogen interactions