Thorsten Nürnberger

University of Tübingen, Germany

Prof. Thorsten Nürnberger leads the department of plant biochemistry in the center of plant molecular biology at the University of Tübingen (Germany). Currently, his research focuses on the identification and structural and biochemical characterization of pathogen-associated molecular patterns and their cognate plant pattern recognition receptors. It includes structural and functional analyses of bacterial and oomycete effectors and NLP cytolysins. His research aims also at using plant pattern recognition receptors for biotechnological engineering of resistance in crop plants.