Cell & Developmental Biology
John Innes Centre
The Hogenhout lab research program focuses on
Molecular Plant Microbe-Insect Interactions (MPMII).
This includes understanding phytoplasma genome
evolution and the characterization of phytoplasma
virulence effectors that modulate plant and insect processes.
As molecular mechanisms mediating insect-plant
interactions remain to be largely elucidated, research is also
aimed at understanding plant defense responses
to herbivores and processes involved in herbivore host
selection with a specific focus on aphids and whiteflies.