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Edgar Huitema

Staff picture: Edgar Huitema
University of Dundee Division of Plant Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Principal Investigator
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK


Current research interests

My current research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms by which Phytophthora sp., cause epidemics on crop plants. More specifically, work in my group focuses on the functions of the Crinklers, a novel class of cytoplasmic effectors from Phytophthora. In addition, we are interested in the events that couple signaling cues to developmental transitions during pathogen ingress. We hypothesise that these processes are critical for disease establishment and form a possible basis for regulation of effector secretion and delivery.


Professor Paul Birch - Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee at The James Hutton Institute, Dundee
Professor Kurt H. Lamour - Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tenessee
Professor Sophien Kamoun - The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich 

Recent Publications


  • Huitema, E.; Smoker, M.; Kamoun, S. (2011) A straightforward protocol for electro-transformation of Phytophthora capsici zoospores., In: McDowall, J.M. (ed.). Plant Immunity: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey, USA, pp129-136.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.