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Unlocking extracellular immunity for new crop protection strategies.

Project description

Keeping crops healthy

Economically important crops are under ever-increasing threat by various pathogens, which is detrimental not only to food security but also to the environment. As up to 30 % of crop production is lost to plant pathogens each year, new crop protection strategies are necessary. In this context, the EU-funded ExtraImmune project will study secreted host proteins that are manipulated, uncovered by cutting-edge functional chemical proteomics. Specifically, the project will address the challenges and unlock central components of extracellular immunity. To that end, it will identify host targets manipulated by proteins, metabolites and post-translational modifications that are phenotypically hidden by pathogen-mediated suppressions.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-ADG
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Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 499 997

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 499 997
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments