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PhD defense

Manoj Kamble: Can beer producing barley survive against a newly established fungal pathogen in the field?

PhD defence, Friday 15 February 2019. Manoj Kamble.

Manoj Kamble

During PhD studies, Manoj Kamble has worked on understanding Ramularia leaf spot disease in barley. Ramularia leaf spot is caused by the pathogenic fungus Ramularia collo-cygni (Rcc) that upon infection affects barley production in Denmark, Europe, South America and, has potential to spread in other parts of the world. The molecular basis of the barley response to Rcc is not understood. He used the proteomics technology, a technique to identify proteins that are regulated during infection and compared to the protein expression levels in control samples. Proteomics data analysis revealed the specific changes such as up-regulation of proteins involved in plant immunity, photosynthesis and energy metabolism were found in barley cultivars during infection. Along with the above processes, many other biological and metabolic processes were found to be induced and suppressed during the fungal infection.

The research carried out by him is one of the very first studies to understand the molecular response of barley to its pathogen at the protein level.

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday 15 February 2019 at 13.00
Place: Building 1421, Meeting Room 2, AU Conference Center, Aarhus University, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: Identification and development of tools for diagnosis of Ramularia collo-cygni and Ramularia leaf spot disease in barley
Contact information: Manoj Kamble, e-mail: manoj@mbg.au.dk, manojkamble07@gmail.com
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Stefanie Wienkoop, Department of Ecogenomics and Systems Biology, University of Vienna, Austria
Associate Professor Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Associate Professor Charlotte Rohde Knudsen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University (chair)
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Simona Radutoiu, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Professor Jens Stougaard, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English.

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.