Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology



+44 (0)20 7594 5384p.spanu Website




610Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Genomics of Powdery Mildews
  • Biology of Powdery Mildew Effectors and their targets



Kusch S, Singh M, Thieron H, et al., 2022, Site-specific analysis reveals candidate cross-kingdom small RNAs, tRNA and rRNA fragments, and signs of fungal RNA phasing in the barley-powdery mildew interaction

Spanu P, 2022, Pietro Spanu, New Phytologist, Vol:233, ISSN:0028-646X, Pages:2337-2339

Spanu PD, 2022, Slicing the cost of bread, Nature Plants, Vol:8, ISSN:2055-026X, Pages:200-201

Spanu P, Przydacz M, Jones R, et al., 2020, Mode of action of the catalytic site in the N-terminal ribosome-inactivating domain of barley JIP60, Plant Physiology, ISSN:0032-0889


Przydacz M, Bruderer M, Belmans G, et al., 2019, Structure/function determination of JIP60 mode of action: The ribosome inactivating protein targeted by RNase-like powdery mildew effectors, 18th Congress of International-Society-for-Molecular-Plant-Microbe-Interactions (IS-MPMI), AMER PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC, Pages:165-165, ISSN:0894-0282

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