Eva H. Stukenbrock is interested in the ecological interactions and co-evolution of fungi and plants.
Her research addresses the population genetics of mutualistic fungi in natural and managed ecosystems.
She has used the plant pathogenic fungus Zymoseptoria tritici as a model to study pathogen evolution and her research group integrates computational biology with experimental and molecular approaches to study mechanisms of host specialization of plant pathogens. More recently, she has begun to investigate the consequences of domestication and agriculture on the composition and function of the wheat microbiome, with particular focus on fungal endophytes.
Stukenbrock leads the Kiel Plant Center, an initiative to strengthen plant sciences in North Germany, and is vice-chair of Kiel Evolution Center, which aims to promote and integrate research and teaching in evolutionary biology.
- Max Planck Fellow, 2014
- L’Oreal-UNESCO national award for women in science, 2008
- ETH medal for an outstanding PhD dissertation, 2007
Möller, M., Schotanus, K., Soyer, J. L., Haueisen, J., Happ, K., Stralucke, M., … & Stukenbrock, E. H. (2019). Destabilization of chromosome structure by histone H3 lysine 27 methylation. PLoS genetics, 15(4), e1008093.
Habig, M., Kema, G. H., & Stukenbrock, E. H. (2018). Meiotic drive of female-inherited supernumerary chromosomes in a pathogenic fungus. Elife, 7, e40251.
Stukenbrock, E. H., & Dutheil, J. Y. (2018). Fine-scale recombination maps of fungal plant pathogens reveal dynamic recombination landscapes and intragenic hotspots. Genetics, 208(3), 1209-1229.
Möller, M., & Stukenbrock, E. H. (2017). Evolution and genome architecture in fungal plant pathogens. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 15(12), 756.
Stukenbrock, E. H., Christiansen, F. B., Hansen, T. T., Dutheil, J. Y., & Schierup, M. H. (2012). Fusion of two divergent fungal individuals led to the recent emergence of a unique widespread pathogen species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(27), 10954-10959.
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