Recognizing Plant Physiology authors: Hiroaki Adachi

Hiroaki Adachi, co-first author of NRC4 gene cluster is not essential for bacterial flagellin-triggered immunity

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, UK

Education: BSc, MSc and PhD, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Nagoya University, Japan

Non-scientific Interests: tennis, football

Brief bio: I first became interested in plant pathology and plant immunity after joining to Dr. Hirofumi Yoshioka’s group at Nagoya University in Japan. During my PhD, I was focusing on immune signalling after sensing pathogen and studied transcription factor network and reactive oxygen species signalling in plant immune responses. After PhD research, I joined as a postdoc in Prof. Sophien Kamoun’s lab at The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK, to study immune receptor network in plants. I am a big fan of intracellular immune receptor research. Thus, I hope to contribute this research field and improve crop resistance to diverse pathogens.