At the Laboratory of Phytopathology, projects revolve around food security. Either directly or indirectly as we work both on various models as well as contemporary plant disease problems in national and international agriculture. Hence, we aim at a fundamental understanding of host – microbe interactions, at multiple integration levels, thus from cell to population. Other projects focus on a more direct management of diseases in various crops, recently with a focus on perennial crops. Taken together, our research contributes to sustainable agriculture, frequently in collaboration with other academic partners and companies.