The Weiberg Lab
Pathogen small RNAs as host immunity suppressors
Welcome to the Weiberg Lab
The Weiberg Lab is investigating how plant pathogens use small RNAs to support infection of their plant hosts.
On the one hand, we are studying Botrytis cinerea, an aggressive plant fungal pathogen that can cause necrotic lesions known as the Botrytis Gray Mold Disease on hundreds of different host plant species.
On the other hand, we use Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis, which is a highly adapted, obligate biotrophic oomycete pathogen that exclusively infects Arabidopsis thaliana, causing the Downy Mildew Disease.