Sophien Kamoun#


Sophien Kamoun
Email:sophien.kamoun 'at' tsl.ac.uk
Membership Number:3026
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:APPLIED & TRANSLATIONAL BIOLOGY
Username:skamoun
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://www.kamounlab.net



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009-present- Head, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
  • 2009-present- Honorary Professor, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • 2007-present- Senior Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Center, Norwich, UK
  • 1998-2007- Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Dept. Plant Pathology, Ohio State Univ, Ohio Ag Res Dev Center (OARDC), Wooster, USA
  • 1994-1997- Senior Research Scientist, Dept. Phytopathology, Wageningen Univ, The Netherlands
  • 1991-1994- Postdoc, NSF Ctr for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens (CEPRAP), UC Davis
  • 1987-1991- Research Assistant, Dept. Plant Pathology and Genetics Graduate Group, UC Davis

Fields of Scholarship
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant immunity
  • Eukaryotic microbiology
  • Genomics
  • Genome evolution

Honours and Awards
  • 2011 Academia Europaea (Elected Member)
  • 2011 President, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI).
  • 2010 Daiwa Adrian Prize (scientific collaboration between Japanese and British research teams).
  • 2010 Science Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology.
  • 2010 Thomson Reuters Fast Breaking Paper: Hogenhout et al. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 22:115.
  • 2009 Science Advisory Board, Two Blades Foundation.
  • 2009 President-elect, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI).
  • 2008 BASF Science Panel.
  • 2007 Board of Directors, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI).
  • 2006 WE. Krauss Director’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Mentorship, OARDC
  • 2004 Pomerene Teaching Award, CFAES, Ohio State University
  • 2004 OARDC Junior Faculty Research Award
  • 2003 American Phytopathological Society Syngenta Award


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