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