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Laboratory of Pathological Plant Physiology is a part of

the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

We study plant – microbe interactions with a special focus on hormonal interplay and phospholipid signalling.

We aim to uncover the molecular mechanisms involved in plant defence in model and natural pathosystems: 

Arabidopsis thaliana – Pseudomonas syringae / Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis / Botrytis cinerea / Blumeria graminis  

Brassica napus (oilseed rape ) – Leptosphaeria maculans / Sclerotinia sclerotiorum / Alternaria brassicicola / Plutella xylostella / Brevicoryne brassicae

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November 2022

PhD defence - Anastasiia Starodubtseva

Congratulations to our brand new

Dr. Anastasiia Starodubtseva!  Brilliant thesis prepared in cotutelle between UCT Prague (CZ) and UPEC (France). "The multifaceted role of phosphatidylinositol-4-kinases in plant morphogenesis and defence responses" 

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June 2020

We are opening 

Current COVID restriction have limited, but not blocked our research


July 2023

Plant Biology Europe 2023

Congratulations to Nikoleta Rubil and Hanka Leontovyčová for winning the FESPB travel grants to attend PBE congress in Marseille  and Hanks for the best young scientist Poster award!



Tel. +420 225 106 815


Laboratory of pathological plant physiology

Institute of experimental botany CAS


Rozvojová 313

165 02, Prague 6 - Lysolaje

Czech Republic



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