Corina Vlot

Corina Vlot

Interaction Of Plants With Other Organisms Convenor

Corina Vlot heads the Inducible Resistance Signalling group at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology of the Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health in Munich, Germany. After a PhD in plant virology at Leiden University, The Netherlands, Corina shifted her scientific focus on plant responses to pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Particular focus of her research from the beginning of her postdoctoral career has been on systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. In recent years, she extended this work to monocotyledonous plants, including barley and wheat. Since its establishment in 2009, Corina’s lab at the Helmholtz Zentrum München has uncovered a number of new SAR signaling components in A. thaliana, barley, and wheat using systems biology approaches, including transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Her current research focus is on integrating various SAR signaling components into pathways or networks and their effects on interactions of different plant species with each other (plant-to-plant propagation of innate immune signals) and with both pathogenic and beneficial microbes.

Corina Vlot
Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1