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Outstanding doctoral research award to JM Sanz-Martín!

Our past student José María Sanz Martín was just awarded the premio extraordinario de doctorado award for outstanding research during his Ph.D. research.  Congratulations Jose!

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A new publication in collaboration with researchers from NC State Univ. USA.

Evidence of mixotrophic carbon-capture by n-butanol-producer Clostridium beijerinckii Abstract Recent efforts to combat increasing greenhouse gas emissions include their capture into advanced biofuels, such as butanol. Traditionally, biobutanol research has been centered solely on its generation from sugars. Our results … Continue reading

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PINESTRENGTH Training School

Profesor Michael Thon from the genetics group of CIALE participated in a Training School on Next generation Sequencing PINESTRENGTH COST Action at Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenierías Agrarias (ETSIIAA) at Palencia, Spain

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Thesis Defense: Jose Sanz

Our Ph.D. student Jose Sanz-Martín recently defended his thesis titled, “Study and functional characterization of effectors implicated in the Colletotrichum graminicola-maize interaction.” Congratulations Jose!

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Gene family expansions and contractions are associated with host range in plant pathogens of the genus Colletotrichum

Riccardo Baroncelli, Daniel Buchvaldt Amby, Antonio Zapparata, Sabrina Sarrocco, Giovanni Vannacci, Gaétan Le Floch, Richard J. Harrison, Eric Holub, Serenella A. Sukno, Surapareddy Sreenivasaprasad and Michael R. Thon. 2016. Gene family expansions and contractions are associated with host range in plant … Continue reading

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Michael Thon visits CIFR at North Carolina State University

Dr. Michael Thon, professor of Microbiology and Genetics and member of CIALE gives a class to the Ph.D. students in the plant pathology department of North Carolina State University. Prof. Thon also recently presented a seminar during his visit to … Continue reading

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C. acutatum genome sequences are now in GenBank

We are happy to announce the public release of genome sequences of four members of the Colletotrichum acutatum species complex. These sequences were developed as part of a collaboration with Riccardo Baroncelli. We also have a project with the DOE … Continue reading

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Goodbye Almir

We would like to say goodbye to Almir José Ferreira, a visiting student from the Laboratório de Biologia Molecular e Ecologia Microbiana in Universidade de São Paolo in Brazil. He spent six months in our group learning about comparative genomics.

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Prof. Thon visits the University of Helsinki

Prof. Michael Thon recently visited the university of Helsinki to give a seminar and examine Ph.D. candidate Honxin Chen. Congratulations Hongxin for an excellent thesis and thesis defense!

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A fungal effector with host nuclear localization and DNA-binding properties is required for maize anthracnose development

Vargas WA, Sanz-Martin JM, Rech GE, Armijos-Jaramillo VD, Rivera LP, Echeverria MM, Díaz-Mínguez JM, Thon M, Sukno S: A fungal effector with host nuclear localization and DNA-binding properties is required for maize anthracnose development. MPMI 2015. Abstract: Plant pathogens have … Continue reading

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