Solomon Lab Research Blog

February 13, 2019

The Solomon lab is happy to welcome Ayiri Zelinsky for her up and coming Honours year. Ayiri is working on the mechanisms of effector protein folding in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum.

October 21, 2018

ARC DECRA Fellowships offer an opportunity for talented ECR postdocs to have a 3 year semi-independent position within an established laboratory. The DECRA Fellowships are open to postdocs of all nationalities up to 5 years post-PhD. The Solomon lab is happy to host DE...

October 8, 2018

A big congratulations to Oliver Mead who has just submitted his PhD thesis! Ollie used a variety of techniques to identify key sporulation and pathogenicity mechanisms in the wheat pathogen Parastagonospora nodorum. Certainly worthy of a celebration!

August 21, 2018

The Solomon lab is very happy to welcome Dr Bayantes Dagvadorj to the group. Bayantes has a strong expertise in protein interactions and will be working on understanding the molecular basis of effector-triggered susceptibility.

July 18, 2018

The Solomon lab is happy to welcome Reynaldi Darma (Rey). Rey is starting his PhD looking at the interaction of Rhynchosporium commune and barley. R. commune is the causal agent of the scald disease on barley which has significant economic consequences in Australia and...

February 20, 2018

A three-year postdoctoral position is now available in my lab to continue our work on dissecting the interaction of effectors and PR1 proteins. More information can be found here.

January 30, 2017

A former PhD student of mine, Dr. Ormonde Waters, had a gift of the gab (and undoubtedly still has!). He had very clever creative streak and a fantastic knack of drafting a poem, on of all things, plant diseases! Here is an example he drafted a few years ago entitled "...

January 12, 2017

(Image source:

I must admit that this is topic I have struggled with for a while, both mentally and practically, and I am sure many people are trying to find the right balance. But is th...

December 8, 2016

The annual Stromlo Molecular Plant Pathology meeting has just wrapped up for another year following 2 days of outstanding talks. Like most other stromlo meetings, the presentations were dominated by Early Career Researchers. The talks covered a (very) wide breadth of t...

November 15, 2015

Tuesday 1st December




Peter Solomon

Welcome and introduction


Session 1 Megan McDonald (Chair)



Diana Ramirez-Garces

Unravelling CRN effector functions:  insights into CRN13s from the phytopathogen oomycete Aphanomyces euteiches and the animal pathogenic...

Please reload