Miriam Lucke

After the sampling action of Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis in the wild as part of the project Pathodopsis, this oomycete caught my interest not only as a chance to do field work also on the molecular level. I am highly interested in the coevolutionary pattern between the obligate biotroph and its host. One signature of tracking this process is to concentrate on virulence factors. I am focusing on the role of pathogenic effector variants on a European-wide scale.

Research lines

  • Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis effectors
  • Plant immunity

Short vita

  • 2020 to present

    PhD student / Max Planck Institute for Biology

  • 2019 to 2020

    Exchange Program / Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2018 to 2020

    MSc in Crop Science / University of Hohenheim

  • 2014 to 2019

    BSc in Biology / Eberhard-Karls- University Tübingen

Selected publications

Andreopoulos WB* , Geller AM* , Lucke M* , Balewski J, Clum A, Ivanova NN, Levy A. Nucleic acids research (2022): Deeplasmid: deep learning accurately separates plasmids from bacterial chromosomes

Lucke M., Correa MG, Levy A. Frontiers in Plant Science (2020): The role of secretion systems, effectors, and secondary metabolites of beneficial rhizobacteria in interactions with plants and microbes

Rui W., Lucke M., Jang YT., Zhu W., Symeonidi E., Wang C., Fitz J., Xi W., Schwab R., Weigel D. Plant Methods (2018): An efficient CRISPR vector toolbox for engineering large deletions in Arabidopsis thaliana