Anna Avrova is a Molecular Plant Pathologist based at the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK. After receiving her PhD in St. Petersburg, Russia, Anna moved to the UK where she spent over 10 years on molecular characterisation of the Phytophthora infestans-potato interaction. In 2008 she set up her group working on characterisation of the molecular interaction between barley and its fungal pathogen Rhynchosporium commune. Anna is especially interested in what makes R. commune a pathogen and helping develop more durable resistance to the devastating disease it causes in barley. Recent highlights include sequencing of R. commune genome and identification and characterisation of a new proteinaceous pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP) from Ascomycete fungi inducing cell death in Solanaceae.
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