Dr Luby Yan Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Luby obtained her master’s degree in food security from the University of Glasgow (UK) and her PhD degree in plant biochemistry at ZMBP, Tübingen University (Germany). Her PhD research focused on the mechanism of pattern-recognition receptor activation, by using an artificial FLS2 receptor which shows an immune autoactive phenotype in Arabidopsis thaliana.

In the Wulff Lab, she works on the biochemical and molecular characterisation of Sr43-mediated resistance to stem rust in wheat. She aims to identify downstream signalling components and elucidate the mechanism of the temperature-sensitive resistance of Sr43.

Luby’s research interests include molecular plant-microbe recognition biology, in particular plant immunoreceptor activation and downstream signalling transduction.