Dr Laura Grenville-Briggs

Associate Professor and Researcher
Department of Plant Protection Biology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
E-mail: Laura.grenville.briggs@slu.se
Page: http://www.slu.se/en/departments/plant-protection-biology/personnel/laura-grenville-briggs/

Fields of interest:

Plant Pathology, Oomycete molecular genetics, oomycete and fungal-host interactions, effector biology, biological control, integrated pest management, emerging plant diseases, invasive pathogens, host plant resistance, PAMP triggered immunity, gene silencing, genomics.

Recent publications:

Strittmatter M, Grenville-Briggs LJ, Breithut L, van West P, Gachon CMM, & Kuepper FC. (2015) Infection of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus by the oomycete Eurychasma dicksonii induces oxidative stress and halogen metabolism. Plant Cell & Environment doi: 10.1111/pce.12533.

Savory A, Grenville-Briggs LJ, Wawra S, van West P, & A Davidson FA. (2014) Auto-aggregation in zoospores of Phytophthora infestans: the co-operative roles of bioconvection and chemotaxis. Royal Society Interface, 11: 20140017.

Jiang RHY, et al, Grenville-Briggs LJ, et al (41 authors) (2013) Distinctive expansion of potential virulence genes in the genome of the oomycete fish pathogen Saprolegnia parastica. PLOS Genetics, 9(6): e1003272.

Grenville-Briggs LJ, Horner N, Phillips AJ, Beakes GW, & van West P. (2013) A family of small tyrosine rich proteins is essential for oogonial and oospore cell wall development of the mycoparasitic oomycete Pythium oligandrum. Fungal Biology, 117: 163-172.

Horner N, Grenville-Briggs LJ, & van West P. (2012) The oomycete Pythium oligandrum expresses putative effectors during mycoparasitism of Phytophthora infestans and is amenable to transformation. Fungal Biology, 116: 24-41.

Grenville-Briggs LJ, Gachon CMM, Strittmatter M, Kuepper FC, & van West P. (2011) On the origins of biotrophic host-pathogen interactions: A cDNA-based investigation of the marine seaweed Ectocarpus siliculosus infected by the oomycete Eurychasma dicksonii. PloS One, 6: e24500.

Vetukuri RR, Avrova AO, Grenville-Briggs LJ, van West P, Söderbom F, Savenkov EI, Whisson SC, & Dixelius C. (2011) Evidence for involvement of Dicer-like, Argonaute, and Histone Deacetylase proteins in gene silencing in Phytophthora infestans. Molecular Plant Pathology, 12: 772-785.

Grenville-Briggs LJ, Avrova AO, Hay RJ, Bruce CR, Whisson SC, & van West P. (2010) Identification of appressorial and mycelial cell wall proteins and a survey of the membrane proteome of Phytophthora infestans. Fungal Biology, 114: 702-723.

Lévesque CA, et al, Grenville-Briggs LJ, et al. (48 authors) (2010) Genome sequence of the necrotrophic plant pathogen, Pythium ultimum, reveals original pathogenicity mechanisms and effector repertoire. Genome Biology, 11: R73.

Haas BJ, et al, Grenville-Briggs LJ, et al (97 authors). (2009) Genome sequence analysis of the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Nature, 461: 393-398.