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


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.
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