Sébastien Jaupitre studies the evolution of root-associated microbe recruitment and mechanisms underlying microbiome recruitment specific to the Cucurbitaceae family.
Muhammad Rizaludin aims at elucidating the mechanism underlying biotic-stress induced plant-microbe communication belowground via root-emitted volatile organic compounds.
Dario X. Ramirez-Villacis characterises the stress-induced assembly of the root microbiome of wild and domesticated potatoes in native and agricultural soils in the centre of origin (Ecuador).
Zulema Carracedo Lorenzo aims at identifying plant pathways of stress alleviating microorganism recruitment that could be targeted in plant breeding programs.
Malin Klein studies the evolution of root microbiome recruitment in response to biotic and abiotic stress in wild and cultivated species.
Roland Berdaguer aims at elucidating the mechanisms by which plants of the Solanaceae family, and more specifically tomato, recruit soil microbes that promote the plants’ resilience to drought stress.
Marcela Aragón Gómez is building a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of belowground "cry for help" strategies of the Brassicaceae family in response to insect stress, and identifiying stress-induced core microbiome.