On June 19th, Dr. Shengyang He, a member of the American Academy of Sciences and a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, made a guest lecture, Disease-Climate-Microbiome” interactions in plant disease susceptibility. In the report, Dr. He gave a brief introduction to his research results of Arabidopsis and Pseudomonas in the past years on the interaction between plants and pathogenic microorganisms, including the pathogen type III secretion system and the mechanism by which the secreted effector protein inhibits plant immune responses and causes plant pathogenesis, the role of plant stomata and jasmonic acid signaling pathways in defense against pathogens, and the new discovery of plant apoplast moisture in the pathogenic mechanism of pathogens. Dr. He systematically expounded the "Disease Triangle" theory and the microenvironment of plants to regulate the mechanism of innate immunity, and advocated the multi-dimensional model "Disease-Climate-Microbiome" in the process of plant and pathogen interaction from a new perspective.
The report attracted more than 200 teachers and students. Finally, Dr. Baoliang Song, Dean of the School of Life Sciences, presided over the report. Professor Zhu Yuxian of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor of Wuhan University awarded Dr. He a commemorative certificate.