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Lida Derevnina

Lida Derevnina

Head of the crop pathogen immunity research group
Crop pathogen immunity

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Lida received her PhD in plant breeding and plant pathology at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she identified and characterized rust resistance genes in cultivated barley. After completing her PhD, she joined the University of California, Davis, USA, as a postdoctoral researcher working in comparative genomics of downy mildews. Following this, Lida was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie independent fellowship to undertake research at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) in Norwich, UK. Lida is currently head of the Crop Pathogen Immunity group at the Crop Science Centre. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms pathogens use to perturb resistance mediated by plant intracellular immune receptor networks.


 Plant pathogens convergently evolved to counteract redundant nodes of an NLR immune receptor network.

Derevnina L, Contreras MP, Adachi H, Upson J, Vergara Cruces A, Xie R, Skłenar J, Menke FLH, Mugford ST, MacLean D, Ma W, Hogenhout S, Goverse A, Maqbool A, Wu CH, Kamoun S.PLoS Biol. 2021 Aug 23;19(8):e3001136. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3001136. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34424903 Free article.

 Intra-strain Elicitation and Suppression of Plant Immunity by Ralstonia solanacearum Type-III Effectors in Nicotiana benthamiana.

Sang Y, Yu W, Zhuang H, Wei Y, Derevnina L, Yu G, Luo J, Macho AP.Plant Commun. 2020 Jan 21;1(4):100025. doi: 10.1016/j.xplc.2020.100025. eCollection 2020 Jul 13.PMID: 33367244 Free PMC article.

 An N-terminal motif in NLR immune receptors is functionally conserved across distantly related plant species.

Adachi H, Contreras MP, Harant A, Wu CH, Derevnina L, Sakai T, Duggan C, Moratto E, Bozkurt TO, Maqbool A, Win J, Kamoun S.Elife. 2019 Nov 27;8:e49956. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49956.PMID: 31774397 Free PMC article.

 NLR singletons, pairs, and networks: evolution, assembly, and regulation of the intracellular immunoreceptor circuitry of plants.

Adachi H, Derevnina L, Kamoun S.Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2019 Aug;50:121-131. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2019.04.007. Epub 2019 May 30.PMID: 31154077 Review.

 Dude, where is my mutant? Nicotiana benthamiana meets forward genetics.

Derevnina L, Kamoun S, Wu CH.New Phytol. 2019 Jan;221(2):607-610. doi: 10.1111/nph.15521.PMID: 30569612 Free article. No abstract available.

 Comparative genomics of downy mildews reveals potential adaptations to biotrophy.

Fletcher K, Klosterman SJ, Derevnina L, Martin F, Bertier LD, Koike S, Reyes-Chin-Wo S, Mou B, Michelmore R.BMC Genomics. 2018 Nov 29;19(1):851. doi: 10.1186/s12864-018-5214-8.PMID: 30486780 Free PMC article.

 Receptor networks underpin plant immunity.

Wu CH, Derevnina L, Kamoun S.Science. 2018 Jun 22;360(6395):1300-1301. doi: 10.1126/science.aat2623.PMID: 29930125 No abstract available.

 Lessons in Effector and NLR Biology of Plant-Microbe Systems.

Białas A, Zess EK, De la Concepcion JC, Franceschetti M, Pennington HG, Yoshida K, Upson JL, Chanclud E, Wu CH, Langner T, Maqbool A, Varden FA, Derevnina L, Belhaj K, Fujisaki K, Saitoh H, Terauchi R, Banfield MJ, Kamoun S.Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2018 Jan;31(1):34-45. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-08-17-0196-FI. Epub 2017 Nov 16.PMID: 29144205 Free article. Review.

 Emerging oomycete threats to plants and animals.

Derevnina L, Petre B, Kellner R, Dagdas YF, Sarowar MN, Giannakopoulou A, De la Concepcion JC, Chaparro-Garcia A, Pennington HG, van West P, Kamoun S.Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Dec 5;371(1709):20150459. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0459.PMID: 28080985 Free PMC article. Review.

 Nine things to know about elicitins.

Derevnina L, Dagdas YF, De la Concepcion JC, Bialas A, Kellner R, Petre B, Domazakis E, Du J, Wu CH, Lin X, Aguilera-Galvez C, Cruz-Mireles N, Vleeshouwers VG, Kamoun S.New Phytol. 2016 Dec;212(4):888-895. doi: 10.1111/nph.14137. Epub 2016 Sep 1.PMID: 27582271 Free article. Review.