Hyeonmin Jeong

Postgraduate Researcher Plant Health

Hyeonmin’s research project aims to investigate the origin and evolutionary history of non-host resistance.

The plant terrestrialization accompanied not only novel abiotic stress, but also biotic stress caused by bacteria, oomycetes, or fungi.

The model liverwort Marchantia polymorpha has advantages to research plant-microbe interactions in a comparative macroevolutionary context, as it is a compatible host for important oomycete and bacterial pathogens of flowering plants.

Using comparative genomics, molecular genetics, and multi-omics approaches, Hyeonmin wishes to understand how a basic framework of non-host resistance was shaped by the water-to-land transition.