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Dr Carl Mesarich PhD, MSc, BSc

Senior Lecturer

School of Agriculture and Environment

Plant pathogens deploy a collection of proteins and other small molecules termed effectors to facilitate infection of their prospective hosts. Dr. Mesarich's main research focus is to understand how plant-pathogenic microorganisms cause disease and/or trigger host immunity through the deployment of effector molecules, with the aim of informing disease resistance breeding programs. His research group in specifically interested in three plant pathogens that are of economic importance worldwide. These include Cladosporium fulvum and Venturia inaequalis, which cause leaf mould and scab disease of tomato and apple, respectively, as well as Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, which causes canker disease of kiwifruit.

Dr. Carl Mesarich was appointed as a lecturer and project leader in plant pathology at Massey University in 2016. He obtained his M.Sc. (Biological Sciences) and Ph.D. (Molecular Plant Pathology) degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. Following completion of his Ph.D., he held postdoctoral postpositions at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (Laboratory of Phytopathology, 2012–2014) and The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, Auckland, New Zealand (Bioprotection Group, 2015).

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: AgHort B 2.32 (office) and ScC3.03 (laboratory), AgHort B (office) and Science Tower C (laboratory)
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2012)
  • Master of Science (First Class Honours) - University of Auckland (2007)
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Auckland (2005)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Molecular Plant Pathology, Effector Biology, Effectoromics, Comparative Genomics, Structural Biology

Thematics

Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Bacteriology (060501): Biological Sciences (060000): Microbial Genetics (060503): Microbiology (060500): Mycology (060505): Plant Biology (060700): Plant Pathology (060704)

Keywords

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Molecular Plant Pathology, Effector Biology, Effectoromics, Comparative Genomics, Structural Biology, Cladosporium fulvum, Venturia inaequalis, Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 2

Research Outputs

Journal

Guo, Y., Hunziker, L., Mesarich, CH., Chettri, P., Dupont, PY., Ganley, RJ., . . . Bradshaw, RE. (2020). DsEcp2-1 is a polymorphic effector that restricts growth of Dothistroma septosporum in pine. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 135
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Hassing, B., Eaton, C., Winter, D., Green, K., Brandt, U., Savoian, M., . . . Scott, B. (2019). Phosphatidic acid produced by phospholipase D is required for hyphal cell-cell fusion and fungal-plant symbiosis.
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Savoian, M., Winter, D.
Bradshaw, RE., Bellgard, SE., Black, A., Burns, BR., Gerth, ML., McDougal, RL., . . . Horner, IJ. (2019). Phytophthora agathidicida: research progress, cultural perspectives and knowledge gaps in the control and management of kauri dieback in New Zealand. Plant Pathology.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C., Winkworth, R.
Johnson, S., Jones, D., Thrimawithana, AH., Deng, CH., Bowen, JK., Mesarich, CH., . . . Plummer, KM. (2019). Whole genome sequence resource of the asian pear scab pathogen venturia nashicola. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 32(11), 1463-1467
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Ghanizadeh, H., Harrington, KC., & Mesarich, CH. (2019). The target site mutation Ile-2041-Asn is associated with resistance to ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in Lolium multiflorum. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research.
[Journal article]Authored by: Ghani Zadeh, H., Harrington, K., Mesarich, C.
Hassing, B., Winter, D., Becker, Y., Mesarich, CH., Eaton, CJ., & Scott, B. (2019). Analysis of Epichloëfestucae small secreted proteins in the interaction with Lolium perenne. PLoS ONE. 14(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D., Winter, D.
Griffiths, SA., Cox, RJ., Overdijk, EJR., Mesarich, CH., Saccomanno, B., Lazarus, CM., . . . Collemare, J. (2018). Assignment of a dubious gene cluster to melanin biosynthesis in the tomato fungal pathogen Cladosporium fulvum. PLoS ONE. 13(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Ökmen, B., Rovenich, H., Griffiths, SA., Wang, C., Jashni, MK., . . . De Wit, PJGM. (2018). Specific hypersensitive response-associated recognition of new apoplastic effectors from Cladosporium fulvum in wild tomato. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 31(1), 145-162
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Griffiths, S., Mesarich, CH., Overdijk, EJR., Saccomanno, B., de Wit, PJGM., & Collemare, J. (2018). Down-regulation of cladofulvin biosynthesis is required for biotrophic growth of Cladosporium fulvum on tomato. Molecular Plant Pathology. 19(2), 369-380
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Deng, CH., Plummer, KM., Jones, DAB., Mesarich, CH., Shiller, J., Taranto, AP., . . . Bowen, JK. (2017). Comparative analysis of the predicted secretomes of Rosaceae scab pathogens Venturia inaequalis and V. pirina reveals expanded effector families and putative determinants of host range. BMC Genomics. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Rees-George, J., Gardner, PP., Ghomi, FA., Gerth, ML., Andersen, MT., . . . Templeton, MD. (2017). Transposon insertion libraries for the characterization of mutants from the kiwifruit pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae. PLoS ONE. 12(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Hunziker, L., Mesarich, CH., McDougal, RL., & Bradshaw, RE. (2016). Effector identification in the pine pathogen Dothistroma septosporum. New Zealand Plant Protection. 69, 94-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Griffiths, S., Mesarich, CH., Saccomanno, B., Vaisberg, A., De Wit, PJGM., Cox, R., . . . Collemare, J. (2016). Elucidation of cladofulvin biosynthesis reveals a cytochrome P450 monooxygenase required for anthraquinone dimerization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113(25), 6851-6856
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Stergiopoulos, I., Beenen, HG., Cordovez, V., Guo, Y., Karimi Jashni, M., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2016). A conserved proline residue in Dothideomycete Avr4 effector proteins is required to trigger a Cf-4-dependent hypersensitive response. Molecular Plant Pathology. 17(1), 84-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Guo, Y., Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Bowen, JK., Hamiaux, C., & Templeton, MD. (2015). Repeat-containing protein effectors of plant-associated organisms. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6(OCTOBER)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Jashni, MK., Mehrabi, R., Collemare, J., Mesarich, CH., & de Wit, PJGM. (2015). The battle in the apoplast: Further insights into the roles of proteases and their inhibitors in plant–pathogen interactions. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6(AUG)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Iida, Y., Van 'T Hof, P., Beenen, H., Mesarich, C., Kubota, M., Stergiopoulos, I., . . . De Wit, PJGM. (2015). Novel mutations detected in avirulence genes overcoming tomato Cf resistance genes in isolates of a Japanese population of Cladosporium fulvum. PLoS ONE. 10(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Cook, DE., Mesarich, CH., & Thomma, BPHJ. (2015). Understanding Plant Immunity as a Surveillance System to Detect Invasion. Annual Review of Phytopathology. 53, 541-563
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Griffiths, SA., Van Der Burgt, A., Ökmen, B., Beenen, HG., Etalo, DW., . . . De Wit, PJGM. (2014). Transcriptome sequencing uncovers the Avr5 avirulence gene of the tomato leaf mold pathogen cladosporium fulvum. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 27(8), 846-857
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Schmitz, M., Tremouilhac, P., McGillivray, DJ., Templeton, MD., & Dingley, AJ. (2012). Structure, dynamics and domain organization of the repeat protein Cin1 from the apple scab fungus. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics. 1824(10), 1118-1128
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Bowen, JK., Mesarich, CH., Bus, VGM., Beresford, RM., Plummer, KM., & Templeton, MD. (2011). Venturia inaequalis: The causal agent of apple scab. Molecular Plant Pathology. 12(2), 105-122
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Jones, WT., Harvey, D., Sun, X., Greenwood, DR., Al-Samarrai, TH., Mesarich, CH., . . . Templeton, MD. (2009). Heterologous expression, isotopic-labeling and immuno-characterization of Cin1, a novel protein secreted by the phytopathogenic fungus Venturia inaequalis. Protein Expression and Purification. 65(2), 140-147
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Bowen, JK., Mesarich, CH., Rees-George, J., Cui, W., Fitzgerald, A., Win, J., . . . Templeton, MD. (2009). Candidate effector gene identification in the ascomycete fungal phytopathogen Venturia inaequalis by expressed sequence tag analysis. Molecular Plant Pathology. 10(3), 431-448
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Kucheryava, N., Bowen, JK., Sutherland, PW., Conolly, JJ., Mesarich, CH., Rikkerink, EHA., . . . Templeton, MD. (2008). Two novel Venturia inaequalis genes induced upon morphogenetic differentiation during infection and in vitro growth on cellophane. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 45(10), 1329-1339
[Journal article]Authored by: Mesarich, C.

Book

Bowen, JK., Crowhurst, RN., Deng, C., Mesarich, CH., Plummer, KM., & Templeton, MD. (2011). A pathogen’s perspective of durable resistance: utilising fungal genomics to unravel the relationship between host and pathogen.. In HJ. Ridgway, TR. Glare, SA. Wakelin, & M. O'Callaghan (Eds.) Paddock to PCR: demystifying molecular technologies for practical plant protection.. (pp. 89 - 98). https://www.nzpps.org/books/2011_PaddockToPCR/15089.pdf: New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc.)
[Chapter]Authored by: Mesarich, C.

Thesis

Mesarich, CH. (2012). Investigating the structure & function of ViCin1, a novel repeat protein from the apple scab fungus Venturia inaequalis. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Mesarich, C.

Conference

Hassing, B., Eaton, C., Mesarich, C., & Scott, B. (2019). The role of lipid signalling in the recruitment and activation of the Nox complex in the fungal endophyte Epichloë festucae.. Poster session presented at the meeting of IS-MPMI XVIII Congress. Glasgow, Scotland
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Green, K., Feussner, K., Berry, D., Feussner, I., Mesarich, C., & Scott, B. (2019). Metabolome analysis of apoplastic fluid from a mutualistic grass-fungus interaction and identification of a novel Epichloë festucae amino acid glycoside. Poster session presented at the meeting of 30th Fungal Genetics Conference. Pacific Grove, CA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Hassing, B., Mesarich, C., Scott, B., & Eaton, C. (2019). The role of lipid signalling in the recruitment and activation of the Nox complex in the fungal endophyte Epichloë festucae. Poster session presented at the meeting of 30th Fungal Genetics Conference. Pacific Grove, CA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Green, K., Feussner, K., Berry, D., Feussner, I., Mesarich, C., & Scott, B. (2018, November). Impact of Epichloë festucae infection on the metabolite composition of Lolium perenne apoplastic fluid. Presented at 6th Stromlo Molecular Plant Pathology Meeting,. ANU, Canberra, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Green, K., Feussner, K., Berry, D., Feussner, I., Mesarich, C., & Scott, D. (2018). Impact of Epichloë festucae infection on the metabolic composition of Lolium perenne apoplastic fluid.. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 10th International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses. Salamanca, Spain
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Hassing, B., Mesarich, C., Scott, B., & Eaton, C. (2018). The role of lipid signaling in the recruitment and activation of the Nox complex in the filamentous fungus Epichloë festucae. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology (GRC). Harnessing Diversity to Understand Molecular Mechanisms, Pathogenicity, and Fungal Factories
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Hassing, B., Mesarich, C., Scott, B., & Eaton, C. (2018). The role of lipid signaling in the recruitment and activation of the Nox complex in the filamentous fungus Epichloë festucae. Poster session presented at the meeting of Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology (GRS). The Power of Fungi: From Cell Biology to Ecology.. Holderness School, NH, USA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Plummer, KM., Wheeler, J., Johnson, S., Jones, D., Jones, D., Thrimawithana, A., . . . Bowen, J.Expanded effector families in fruit scab fungi: Venturia inaequalis, V. pirina and V. nashicola. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 108 (10)(pp. 109 - 109). 0031-949X.
[Conference]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Johnson, S., Jones, D., Thrimawithana, A., Bus, V., Ishii, H., Bowen, J., . . . Plummer, KM.Dissection of non-host resistance to European pear scab fungus, Venturia pirina using fluorescence phenotyping and transcriptomics. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 108 (10)(pp. 109 - 109). 0031-949X.
[Conference]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Bradshaw, RE., Guo, Y., Mesarich, CH., McDougal, RL., Dijkwel, PP., Sambles, CM., . . . Dupont, P. (2017, September). Kauri dieback in New Zealand: Ancient trees meet new pathogen, new pathogen meets genomic interrogation. Presented at International Union of Forest Research Organisations 125th Congress. Freiburg, Germany.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dijkwel, P., Guo, Y., Mesarich, C.
Bradshaw, RB., Dupont, P., Guo, Y., Mesarich, CH., Studholme, DJ., Sambles, CM., . . . McDougal, RL. (2017, September). Effector discovery and functional analysis in the kauri dieback pathogen. Presented at Queenstown Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Meeting. Queenstown, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dijkwel, P., Guo, Y., Mesarich, C.
Johnson, S., Bowen, J., Dzierzon, H., Jones, D., Mesarich, CH., Bus, V., . . . Plummer, K. (2017). Whole genome sequence of the causal agent of Asian pear sab disease, Venturia nashicola for comparative genomics analyses toward identifying host-specificity determinants in pear scab fungi.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Moody, B., Voisey, C., Bradshaw, RE., Maclean, P., Mesarich, CH., Rep, M., . . . Johnson, L. (2017). Effectors Required for Epichloë-Wheat Interactions.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Hassing, B., Mesarich, C., Eaton, CJ., & Scott, B. (2017). Functional analysis of Epichloë festucae small secreted proteins in the symbiotic interaction with Lolium perenne. Poster session presented at the meeting of 29th Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Guo, Y., Dupont, P., McDougal, RL., Mesarich, CH., Dijkwel, P., & Bradshaw, RE. (2016, November). Harnessing molecular determinants of virulence and adaptation in the kauri dieback pathogen Phytophthora agathidicida. Presented at NZMS and NZSBMB Joint Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dijkwel, P., Guo, Y., Mesarich, C.
Hunziker, L., Mesarich, CH., McDougal, RL., & Bradshaw, RE. (2016). Does a forest pathogen use effectors for infection?. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZMS and NZSBMB Joint Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Ӧkmen, B., Rovenich, H., Karimi Jashni, M., Wang, C., Griffiths, SA., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2016, September). The apoplastic secretome of the tomato leaf mould pathogen Cladosporium fulvum. Presented at Queenstown Research Week: Plant Molecular Biology Satellite Meeting. Rutherford Hotel Conference Centre, Nelson, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Hassing, B., Mesarich, CH., Eaton, CJ., & Scott, B. (2016). Functional analysis of Epichloë festucae small-secreted proteins in the symbiotic interaction with Lolium perenne.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Queenstown Research Week: Plant Molecular Biology Satellite Meeting. Rutherford Hotel Conference Cetre, Nelson, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C., Scott, D.
Mesarich, CH., Ӧkmen, B., Rovenich, H., Karimi Jashni, M., Wang, C., Griffiths, SA., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2016, July). Effectoromics as a tool for controlling leaf mold disease of tomato.. Presented at The 2nd Centre for Food and Agricultural Immunology International Symposium: Current and Future Trends in Food and Agricultural Immunology. Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Ӧkmen, B., Rovenich, H., Karimi Jashni, M., Wang, C., Griffiths, SA., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2016). Novel effectors identified in the apoplast of Cladosporium fulvum-infected tomato.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th International Congress on Molecular Plant‒Microbe Interactions. Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Griffiths, SA., Ӧkmen, B., Wang, C., Rovenich, H., Collemare, J., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2015, December). Harnessing the power of transcriptome sequencing to identify avirulence effector genes of the tomato leaf mould pathogen Cladosporium fulvum.. Presented at Stromlo Plant Pathology Meeting. Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Griffiths, SA., van der Burgt, A., Ӧkmen, B., Wang, C., Rovenich, H., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2015, September). Harnessing the power of transcriptome sequencing to identify avirulence effector genes of the tomato pathogen Cladosporium fulvum. Presented at ComBio Conference. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Wheeler, J., Kastner, P., Taranto, AP., Shiller, JB., Boshoven, JC., Mesarich, CH., . . . Plummer, KM. (2015). Plant pathogens hijacking plant proteins?. Poster session presented at the meeting of ComBio Conference. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Wheeler, J., Kastner, P., Taranto, AP., Robinson, AJ., Shiller, J., Boshoven, JC., . . . Plummer, KM. (2015). Characterisation of Ave1 orthologs in Venturia.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Guo, Y., Mesarich, CH., de Wit, PJGM., & Bradshaw, RE. (2014). Functional analysis of putative Dothistroma septosporum effector genes. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th International Mycological Congress. Bangkok, Thailand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Guo, Y., Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Ӧkmen, B., van der Burgt, A., Griffiths, SA., Wang, C., Rovenich, H., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2014). Transcriptome sequencing: a powerful tool for the identification of avirulence effector genes from the tomato leaf mold pathogen Cladosporium fulvum.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 16th International Congress on Molecular Plant‒Microbe Interactions. Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes Island, Greece
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
de Wit, PJGM., Mesarich, CH., Ökmen, B., van der Burgt, A., Iida, A., Battaglia, E., . . . Collemare, J. (2014, July). The role of effectors, PAMPs, and secondary metabolites in adaptation of Cladosporium fulvum to tomato.. Presented at 16th International Congress on Molecular Plant‒Microbe Interactions. Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes Island, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
Iida, Y., Ökmen, B., Karimi Jashni, M., Mesarich, CH., Ikeda, K., Collemare, C., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2014). Role of effector proteins secreted by Cladosporium fulvum against the mycoparasitic invasion.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 16th International Congress on Molecular Plant‒Microbe Interactions. Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes Island, Greece
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
De Wit, PJ., Mesarich, C., Okmen, B., van der Burgt, A., Iida, Y., Battaglia, E., . . . Bradshaw, RE.(2014, August). Dothideomycete plant pathogens require specific virulence factors for colonization and host plants have developed specific R genes for defence. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 104 (11)(pp. 154 - 154). 0031-949X.
[Conference]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.
de Wit, PJGM., van der Burgt, A., Ӧkmen, B., Iida, Y., Mesarich, CH., Battaglia, E., . . . Collemare, J. (2013, October). Effector- and PAMP-triggered immunity in tomato.. Presented at 10th Solanaceae Conference. Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., van der Burgt, A., Griffiths, SA., Ӧkmen, B., Beenen, HG., Etalo, DW., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2013, October). Transcriptome sequencing uncovers the Avr5 avirulence gene of the tomato leaf mold pathogen Cladosporium fulvum.. Presented at ALW Platform Molecular Genetics Annual Meeting. De Werelt Conference Centre, Lunteren, The Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Taranto, A., Jones, D., Shiller, J., Johnson, S., Hall, N., Cooke, I., . . . Plummer, KM. (2013). Ave1-like orthologs in Venturia: another expanded effector family emerges.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 27th Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Plummer, KM., Shiller, J., Jones, D., Deng, C., Crowhurst, RN., Mesarich, CH., . . . Templeton, MD. (2011). Effectors in fruit scab fungi: Venturia inaequalis and V. pirina: a comparative genomics approach.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th European Conference on Fungal Genetics. Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Deng, C., di Gennaro, F., Mesarich, CH., Broggini, B., Templeton, MD., & Bowen, J. (2011). Identification of candidate AvrRvi1 effector genes from Venturia inaequalis by transcriptome analysis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 11th European Conference on Fungal Genetics. Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Dingley, AJ., Schmitz, M., McGillivray, DJ., Christie, DL., & Templeton, MD. (2010). Structural characterization of Cin1, a novel repeat protein required for appressorium formation during infection of apple by Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Small Things, BIG Ideas Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Dingley, AJ., Schmitz, M., McGillivray, DJ., Christie, DL., & Templeton, MD. (2010, November). Structural characterization of Cin1, a novel repeat protein required for appressorium formation during infection of apple by Venturia inaequalis.. Presented at Small Things, BIG Ideas Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Jones, D., Mesarich, CH., Shiller, J., Bowen, J., Templeton, M., & Plummer, M. (2010). Identification of effectors in Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Symposium on Fungal and Yeast Cell Biology. Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Kearns, WH., Jackson, R., Mesarich, CH., Bowen, JK., & Templeton, MD. (2010). Analysing candidate effector genes in Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Symposium on Fungal and Yeast Cell Biology. Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Dingley, AJ., Schmitz, M., McGillivray, DJ., Christie, DL., & Templeton, MD. (2010). Structural characterization of Cin1, a novel repeat protein required for appressorium formation during infection of apple by Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Symposium on Fungal and Yeast Cell Biology. Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Shiller, J., Jones, D., Bowen, JK., Mesarich, CH., Templeton, MD., & Plummer, K. (2010). The identification of effector genes in Venturia inaequalis and V. pirina.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Symposium of Fungal and Yeast Cell Biology. Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Shiller, JB., Mesarich, CH., Jones, D., Bowen, J., & Templeton, M. (2010). A comparative genomics approach for identifying effectors in Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of OzBio Combined Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Jones, D., Mesarich, CH., Hill, G., Shiller, J., Bowen, J., Templeton, M., . . . Plummer, K. (2010). A comparative proteomics approach for identification of effectors in Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of OzBio Combined Conference. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Dingley, AJ., Schmitz, M., McGillivray, DJ., Christie, DL., & Templeton, MD. (2010). Structural characterization of Cin1, a novel repeat protein required for appressorium formation in the apple scab fungus Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 24th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems. Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Bowen, JK., Mesarich, CH., Kearns, WH., Deng, C., Crowhurst, RN., Storey, R., . . . Templeton, MD. (2010, November). A subset of the secretome of Venturia inaequalis is highly upregulated during infection of apple leaves.. Presented at Symposium on Fungal and Yeast Cell Biology. Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Bowen, JK., Kearns, WH., Crowhurst, RN., Rikkerink, EHA., & Templeton, MD. (2010). The secretome of Venturia inaequalis possesses an expanded gene family with homology to Leptosphaeria maculans AvrLm6.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Mycological Congress. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Bowen, J., Crowhurst, R., Mesarich, CH., Plummer, K., & Templeton, M. (2010). The whole genome sequence of Venturia inaequalis, the causal agent of apple scab, using next generation sequencing technology: implications for identifying candidate effector genes.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th European Conference on Fungal Genetics. NH Conference Centre, Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Jones, LM., Hill, GN., Bowen, JK., Sutherland, PW., Plummer, KM., . . . Templeton, MD. (2009). Cin1, a novel repeat protein required for appressorium formation during infection of apple by Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ComBio Confererence. Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Bowen, JK., Rees-George, J., Mesarich, CH., Bus, VGM., Broggini, GAL., Plummer, KM., . . . Templeton, MD. (2009). Candidate effector genes from Venturia inaequalis, the causal agent of apple scab.. Poster session presented at the meeting of ComBio Conference. Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Jones, LM., Hill, GN., Bowen, JK., Sutherland, PW., Plummer, KM., . . . Templeton, MD. (2009). Cin1, a novel repeat protein secreted during the early stages of infection of apple by Venturia inaequalis.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant‒Microbe Interactions. Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Dingley, AJ., Greenwood, DR., Templeton, MD., & Christie, DL. (2008, November). Structural and functional characterization of Cin1, a novel repeat protein from the apple scab fungus, Venturia inaequalis.. Presented at Chemistry and the Biosphere: NZIC with NZSBMB and NZSPB. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.
Mesarich, CH., Plummer, KM., Templeton, MD., & Bowen, JK. (2006, August). Identification of effector genes in the apple scab fungus, Venturia inaequalis.. Presented at 8th International Mycological Congress. Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mesarich, C.

Other

Mesarich, CH., Ӧkmen, B., Rovenich, H., Griffiths, SA., Wang, C., Karimi Jashni, M., . . . de Wit, PJGM. (2017). Specific hypersensitive response-associated recognition of new apoplastic effectors from Cladosporium fulvum in wild tomato. (pp. 1 - 58). In http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/05/21/127746: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
[Working Paper]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Mesarich, C.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 285.201 Understanding Plant Protection
  • 285.301 Controlling Plant Pests and Diseases
  • 285.742 Advanced Plant Protection
  • 285.742 Topics in Advanced Plant Protection

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 0
Co-supervisor 4 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Merce Rocafort Ferrer - Doctor of Philosophy
    The role of cell surface modifications in the morphological differentiation of infection structures by the apple scab fungus, Venturia inaequalis
  • Ellie Bradley - Doctor of Philosophy
    Identification and functional characterisation of CAZymes and RXLRs from the Kauri dieback pathogen, Phytophthora agathidicida.
  • Silvia De La Rosa Montelongo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effectors as tools for controlling scab disease of apple

Co-supervisor of:

  • Hannah McCarthy - Doctor of Philosophy
    Novel virulence factors in Dothideomycete pathogens
  • Mariana Massoco Tarallo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Foliar pathogens of pine: are there common triggers for resistance
  • Trevorne Douglas - Doctor of Philosophy
    Molecular basis of plant resistance to Dothideomycete species
  • Benjamin Zhang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Fungal Effectors Required for Epichloe-Wheat Interaction

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Berit Hassing - Doctor of Philosophy
    Genetic analysis of candidate genes that regulate the Epichloë festucae-Lolium perenne mutualistic symbiotic interaction
  • 2018 - Lukas Hunziker - Doctor of Philosophy
    Effector delivery and effector characterisation in Dothistroma needle blight of pines

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