Wolf Frommer Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
3 protocols

Joe Tohme 1 protocol

Paul Chavarriaga 1 protocol

Van Thi Luu
  • Postdoctoral research associate, Inst. Molecular Physiology, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf, 2018-2020
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


PhD, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany, 2017


• Eom, J. S., Luo, D., Atienza-Grande, G., Yang, J., Ji, C., Thi Luu, V., Huguet-Tapia, J. C., Char, S. N., Liu, B., Nguyen, H., Schmidt, S. M., Szurek, B., Vera Cruz, C., White, F. F., Oliva, R., Yang, B. and Frommer, W. B. (2019). Diagnostic kit for rice blight resistance. Nat Biotechnol 37(11): 1372-1379.
• Oliva, R., Ji, C., Atienza-Grande, G., Huguet-Tapia, J. C., Perez-Quintero, A., Li, T., Eom, J. S., Li, C., Nguyen, H., Liu, B., Auguy, F., Sciallano, C., Luu, V. T., Dossa, G. S., Cunnac, S., Schmidt, S. M., Slamet-Loedin, I. H., Vera Cruz, C., Szurek, B., Frommer, W. B., White, F. F. and Yang, B. (2019). Broad-spectrum resistance to bacterial blight in rice using genome editing. Nat Biotechnol 37(11): 1344-1350.
• Luu, V. T., Weinhold, A., Ullah, C., Dressel, S., Schoettner, M., Gase, K., Gaquerel, E., Xu, S. and Baldwin, I. T. (2017). O-Acyl Sugars Protect a Wild Tobacco from Both Native Fungal Pathogens and a Specialist Herbivore. Plant Physiol 174(1): 370-386.
• Santhanam, R., Oh, Y., Kumar, R., Weinhold, A., Luu, V. T., Groten, K. and Baldwin, I. T. (2017). Specificity of root microbiomes in native-grown Nicotiana attenuata and plant responses to UVB increase Deinococcus colonization. Mol Ecol 26(9): 2543-2562.
• Santhanam, R., Luu, V. T., Weinhold, A., Goldberg, J., Oh, Y. and Baldwin, I. T. (2015). Native root-associated bacteria rescue a plant from a sudden-wilt disease that emerged during continuous cropping. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(36): E5013-5020.
• Luu, V. T., Schuck, S., Kim, S. G., Weinhold, A. and Baldwin, I. T. (2015). Jasmonic acid signalling mediates resistance of the wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata to its native Fusarium, but not Alternaria, fungal pathogens. Plant Cell Environ 38(3): 572-584.
• Schuck, S., Weinhold, A., Luu, V. T. and Baldwin, I. T. (2014). Isolating fungal pathogens from a dynamic disease outbreak in a native plant population to establish plant-pathogen bioassays for the ecological model plant Nicotiana attenuata. PLoS One 9(7): e102915.
1 Protocol published
Efficient Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation of the Elite–Indica Rice Variety Komboka
Genetic transformation is crucial for both investigating gene functions and for engineering of crops to introduce new traits. Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is an important model in plant research, since it is the staple food for more than half of ...
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