Jane Parker

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding

Sessions by Jane Parker

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business


Jane Parker received her PhD from the University of Wales, Swansea UK. She undertook her first post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research where she returned to establish her research group to investigate the molecular processes and interactions of the plant immunity response. Using a combination of forward and reverse genetics, Jane has identified the regulatory role of ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1 (EDS1) in initiating an immune response. EDS1 combines with other proteins to form complexes which is the initial immune trigger but the response then varies depending on which protein was used to combine with EDS1, to initiate disease resistance. She is interested in identifying the mechanisms by which plants can respond rapidly to pathogen attack and how specific resistance pathways are initiated. She was a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize in 2001. Jane is an elected a member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation. She is listed on the Thomson Reuter’s list of the ISI Web of Knowledge most highly cited scientists for 2015.