Wei got interested in fungi during the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing. Then he started his PhD studies about Magnaporthe oryzae in Prof. Dr. Youliang Peng’s group at CAU, the PhD studies made him interested in plant-pathogen interactions. Wei graduated with a PhD in plant pathology from CAU in 2020. Thereafter Wei joined the Terrestrial Microbiology Lab led by Prof. Dr. Gunther Doehlemann at the University of Cologne to study effector biology. Wei joined the Saur group to include effectors from powdery mildew into his research portfolio. Wei enjoys reading and hiking.
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