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Anika Dam

Anika Damm

Research Laboratory Technician ("Pre-doc")
Plant-parasitic interactions

Biography

After my BSc in Agricultural Science at the University of Bonn, I finished my MSc in Crop Sciences at the University of Hohenheim. I became interested in plant-parasitic nematodes during my bachelor's thesis, where I investigated the role of glutathione in plant-nematode interactions. Building on these experiences, I did my master's thesis in collaboration with the plant-parasite interactions group (University of Cambridge/CSC) and investigated the interaction of a transcriptional master regulator of nematode parasitism with its cognate DNA motif. Now I joined the plant-parasite interactions group and continue my research on master regulators of nematode parasitism.

Publications

Hasan, M. S., Chopra, D., Damm, A., Koprivova, A., Kopriva, S., Meyer, A., ... & Siddique, S. (2021). Glutathione contributes to plant defense against parasitic cyst nematodes. bioRxiv.