Kostya Kanyuka

Kostya Kanyuka

Head of the Pathogenomics & Disease Resistance group

Research group: Pathogenomics & Disease Resistance

Kostya Kanyuka

Biography

Kostya joined NIAB in 2021 from Rothamsted Research where he has led a variety of projects focused on resistance to viral and fungal diseases in barley and wheat that resulted in several principal scientific discoveries and practical solutions. Prior to that, following a PhD in plant virology, he did his postdoctoral study at the Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich which resulted in the isolation of potato genes Rx and Gpa2 for resistance to viruses and nematodes and equipped Kostya with an-depth knowledge of plant gene silencing. With this background, Kostya extensively utilises both existing and newly developed plant virus-based expression tools, VIGS and VOX, for rapid gene function analysis in plants and associated pathogens.

Publications

Publication

Comparative analysis of the avirulence effectors poduced by the fungal stem rust pathogen of wheat

Date: 27 May 2024

Contributors: Lubega J, Figueroa M, Dodds PN, Kanyuka K

Journal: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Publication

Focus on the effectors at the interface of plant-microbe Interactions

Date: 4 April 2024

Contributors: Figueroa M, Coaker G, Kanyuka K

Journal: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Publication

An array of Zymoseptoria tritici effectors suppress plant immune responses

Date: 13 March 2024

Contributors: Thynne E, Ali H, Seong K, Abukhalaf M, Guerreiro MA, Flores-Nunez VM, Hansen R, Salman M, Rudd JJ, Kanyuka K, Krasileva KV, Kettles GJ, Stukenbrock EH

Journal: BioRxiv

Publication

Fungal plant pathogen "mutagenomics" reveals tagged and untagged mutations in Zymoseptoria tritici and identifies SSK2 as key morphogenesis and stress-responsive virulence factor

Date: 3 May 2023

Contributors: Blyth HR, Smith D, King R, Bayon C, Ashfield T, Walpole H, Venter E, Ray RV, Kanyuka K, Rudd JJ

Journal: Frontiers in Pant Science

Publication

Combined pangenomics and transcriptomics reveals core and redundant virulence processes in a rapidly evolving fungal plant pathogen

Date: 6 February 2023

Contributors: Chen H, King R, Smith D, Bayon C, Ashfield T, Torriani S, Kanyuka K, Hammond-Kosack K, Bieri S, Rudd J

Journal: BMC Biology

Publication

A large bioassay identifies Stb resistance genes that provide broad resistance against Septoria tritici blotch disease in the UK

Date: 3 January 2023

Contributors: Tidd H, Rudd JJ, Ray RV, Bryant R, Kanyuka K

Journal: Frontiers in Pant Science

Receive updates from the Crop Science Centre

Thanks! We’ve received your email.

Sorry, something went wrong.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The Crop Science Centre, Lawrence Weaver Rd, Cambridge, CB3 0LE, GB. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.