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Department of Plant Sciences


Research group



After a PhD at the INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) in Nancy, France where I studied the molecular dialogue between the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor and the poplar tree Populus trichocarpa, I moved to the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany in order to study the virulence program of the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis. I have been recently awarded a Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual European Fellowship to decipher the cyst nematode parasitic program and better understand how their pathogenicity is orchestrated.


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellow
Dr Clement  Pellegrin

Contact Details

Email address: 
Crop Science Centre,
Lawrence Weaver Road,
01223 342200