Kar-Chun Tan

Project Leader / Senior Research Fellow
Biography

Group leader of the 'septoria nodorum blotch biology' programme.

KC has 20 years of experience in molecular plant pathology and biochemistry. He is a project leader at the CCDM and currently focuses his research on protecting wheat against serious diseases of wheat caused fungal pathogens such as Parastagonospora nodorum and Pyrenophora tritici-repentis.

His laboratory is using a multidisciplinary molecular approach to uncover novel pathogenicity mechanisms in P. nodorum and P. tritici-repentis with a strong emphasis on fungal transcription factors, effector gene regulation/epistasis, co-infection dynamics, population structure and host resistance. His group also looked at the biochemistry of the oomycete Phytophthora cinnamomi hoping to understand what makes the oomycete infectious on a broad range of plants including native flora dieback and avocados!

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