Alexandros  Sotiropoulos

Alexandros Sotiropoulos, Dr.

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Kunz L, Sotiropoulos AG, Graf J, Razavi M, Müller MC, Keller B (2022).

Doomed by popularity: The broad use of the Pm8 resistance gene in wheat resulted in hypermutation of the AvrPm8 gene in the powdery mildew pathogen ()

bioRxiv, August 2022


Sotiropoulos AG, Arango-Isaza E, Ban T, Barbieri C, Bourras S,  [...] Müller MC, Shamanin V, Shimizu KK, Yoshihira T, Zbinden H, Keller B, Wicker T (2022).

Global genomic analyses of wheat powdery mildew reveal association of pathogen spread with historical human migration and trade (

Nature Communications, July 2022


Müller MC, Kunz L, Schudel S, Lawson AW, Kammerecker S, Isaksson J, Wyler M, Graf J, Sotiropoulos AG, Praz CR, Manser B, Wicker T, Bourras S, Keller B (2022).

Ancient variation of the AvrPm17 gene in powdery mildew limits the effectiveness of the introgressed rye Pm17 resistance gene in wheat (

PNAS, July 2022


Wicker T, Stritt C, Sotiropoulos AG, Poretti M, Pozniak C, Walkowiak S, Gundlach H, Stein N (2021).

Transposable Element Populations Shed Light on the Evolutionary History of Wheat and the Complex Co-Evolution of Autonomous and Non-Autonomous Retrotransposons (

Advanced Genetics, December 2021


Müller MC, Praz CR, Sotiropoulos AG, Menardo F, Kunz L, Schudel S, Oberhänsli S, Poretti M, Wehrli A, Bourras S, Keller B, Wicker T (2019).

A chromosome‐scale genome assembly reveals a highly dynamic effector repertoire of wheat powdery mildew (

New Phytologist, March 2019