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Cyril Zipfel

Job Title

Head of Sainsbury Laboratory


Professor Cyril Zipfel completed his PhD at the Friedrich-Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the Botanical Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland.  He became a Group Leader at TSL in 2007 and is currently Head of Laboratory and Senior Research Group Leader.  He is also a Professor at the University of East Anglia and an Associate faculty member of the John Innes Centre.

Professor Zipfel’s research group studies the molecular basis of plant innate immunity aims to understand how plant receptor kinases work at the molecular level and how signaling specificity is achieved between different receptor kinase-mediated signaling pathways involved in immunity and growth.

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The Sainsbury Laboratory
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