Olaf Kranse

Olaf Kranse

Postdoctoral research associate

Research group: Plant-parasitic interactions

Olaf Kranse


I’m a PhD student working in Sebastian Eves-van den Akker's group working on plant parasitic nematodes.

Largely our understanding of nematode parasitism is held back by the lack of tools to study them (both molecular and high throughput).

My project aims to build the solutions to allow us to study plant-plant parasitic nematode interaction more efficiently and in more detail, and how to use that knowledge to build resistance against this pest.



The origin, deployment, and evolution of a plant-parasitic nematode effectorome

Date: 5 January 2024

Contributors: Beth Molloy, Dio S. Shin, Jonathan Long, Clement Pellegrin, Beatrice Senatori, Paulo Vieira, Peter Thorpe, Anika Damm, Mariam Ahmad, Kerry Vermeulen, Lida Derevnina, Siyuan Wei, Alexis Sperling, Estefany Reyes Estévez, Samuel Bruty, Victor Hugo Moura de Souza, Olaf Prosper Kranse, Tom Maier, Thomas Baum, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker

Journal: Biorxiv


A low-cost and open-source solution to automate imaging and analysis of cyst nematode infection assays for Arabidopsis thaliana

Date: 12 December 2022

Contributors: Olaf Prosper Kranse, Itsuhiro Ko, Roberta Healey, Unnati Sonawala, Siyuan Wei, Beatrice Senatori, Francesco De Batté, Ji Zhou & Sebastian Eves-van den Akker

Journal: Plant methods


The genome and lifestage-specific transcriptomes of a plant-parasitic nematode and its host reveal susceptibility genes involved in trans-kingdom synthesis of vitamin B5

Date: 19 October 2022

Contributors: Shahid Siddique, Zoran S. Radakovic, Clarissa Hiltl, Clement Pellegrin, Thomas J. Baum, Helen Beasley, Andrew F. Bent, Oliver Chitambo, Divykriti Chopra, Etienne G. J. Danchin, Eric Grenier, Samer S. Habash, M. Shamim Hasan, Johannes Helder, Tarek Hewezi, Julia Holbein, Martijn Holterman, Sławomir Janakowski, Georgios D. Koutsovoulos, Olaf P. Kranse, Jose L. Lozano-Torres, Tom R. Maier, Rick E. Masonbrink, Badou Mendy, Esther Riemer, Mirosław Sobczak, Unnati Sonawala, Mark G. Sterken, Peter Thorpe, Joris J. M. van Steenbrugge, Nageena Zahid, Florian Grundler & Sebastian Eves-van den Akker

Journal: Nature Communications


Toward genetic modification of plant-parasitic nematodes: delivery of macromolecules to adults and expression of exogenous mRNA in second stage juveniles.

Date: 9 February 2021

Contributors: Kranse O, Beasley H, Adams S, Pires-daSilva A, Bell C, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE, Bird D, Miska E, Smant G, Gheysen G, Jones J, Viney M, Abad P, Maier TR, Baum TJ, Siddique S, Williamson V, Akay A, Eves-van den Akker S

Journal: G3 (Bethesda)

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