Dr Marcel Bach Pages

Research Interests

I focus on the study of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) in plants, with the aim to understand the repertoire of RBPs involved in in plant immunity and their role in plant defence responses against pathogens.

RNA-Binding Proteins have emerged as master regulators of gene expression and are essential for cellular RNA homeostasis. Upon pathogen attack, the transcriptome and proteome of plants changes dramatically as plant defences are induced and some RBPs have been shown to be important players orchestrating these changes. We aim to dissect, in a comprehensive manner, the role of RNA-binding proteins in plant immunity using the cutting-edge technique ‘RNA interactome capture’.


  • From Macro to Micro: a combined bioluminescence-fluorescence approach to monitor bacterial localization.

  • Proteome-wide Profiling of RNA-Binding Protein Responses to flg22 Reveals Novel Components of Plant Immunity

  • Discovering the RNA-Binding Proteome of Plant Leaves with an Improved RNA Interactome Capture Method.

  • Phosphate excess increases susceptibility to pathogen infection in rice.

  • Dissecting the role of RNA-binding proteins in plant immunity

  • System-wide Profiling of RNA-Binding Proteins Uncovers Key Regulators of Virus Infection.

  • Understanding RNP remodelling uncovers RBPs functionally required for viral replication

  • Methods to Quantify Biotic-Induced Stress in Plants.

  • More
Contact Details
E: marcel.bachpages@plants.ox.ac.uk

+44 1865 275122 (office)

+44 1865 275811 (lab)

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