Pin-Jou Wu

Plants are equipped with multiple layers of immune systems to defend themselves against pathogens. They are pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) activated when the plant cells first encounter the pathogens and effector-triggered immunity (ETI) which is induced by the recognition of effectors secreted by the pathogens inside the plant cells. I am interested in how various cell types respond during immune activation. To address this question, I study immune responses in Arabidopsis thaliana leaf using single-cell sequencing in the collaboration with Marja Timmermans’s group at the University of Tübingen.

Research lines

  • Plant immunity
  • Plant-pathogen interaction
  • Single-cell sequencing

Short vita

  • 2021 to present

    Doctoral researcher / Max Planck Institute for Biology

  • 2018 to 2021

    Research assistant / Nati onal Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

  • 2017 to 2018

    Research assistant / Tain an District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Taiwan

  • 2014 to 2017

    M.Sc / National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • 2016 to 2017

    Exchange / University College Dublin, Ireland

  • 2009 to 2013

    B.Sc / National Taiwan University, Taiwan

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Selected publications