Prof Sanushka Naidoo

Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology

Programme Leader: Eucalyptus Pine Pathogen Interactions


My research focuses on investigating the genomics and molecular biology of defence responses of forest trees to various pathogens. Arabidopsis thaliana is used to model plant-pathogen interactions in Eucalyptus or Pinus in order to understand and identify resistance mechanisms that can be manipulated in trees in future. We undertake a genomics approach to perform gene discovery in Arabidopsis, Eucalyptus and Pinus.