Head of the Symbiosis and Functional Genomics Unit
Eva Kondorosi was born in Budapest, graduated (Biology) and received her PhD (Genetics) at the L. Eötvös University in Budapest. She was postdoc at the Max Planck Institut für Züchtungsforschung (Köln) and visiting scholar at the Sussex, Harvard and Cornell Universities. Eva Kondorosi was the founding director of the BAYGEN Institute (2007-2012) which is now part of the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged where she directs the Symbiosis and Functional Genomics Unit. She has also been a founding member of the Institut des Science Végétales CNRS in Gif sur Yvette, France as one of the first research directors and group leaders. Her primary research field is Rhizobium-legume symbiosis with recent focus on the plant controlled differentiation of bacteria. For her original discoveries she received several awards including the Széchenyi and the IS-MPMI awards in 2012.
She has been elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences USA, French Agricultural Academy, Academia Europaea, Leopoldina and EMBO. She is member of the ERC Scientific Council and Steering Committee, the UN Secretary General’s Scientific Advisory Board and Academia Europaea. She was also member of the Board of Directors at the International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions.
- Rhizobium-legume symbiosis
Current N-related Projects:
- Bacteroid differentiation
- More efficient nitrogen fixation
- BEATRIX HORVÁTH, ÁGOTA DOMONKOS, ATTILA KERESZT, ATTILA SZŰCS, EDIT ÁBRAHÁM, FERHAN AYAYDIN, KÁROLY BÓKA, YUHUI CHEN, RUJIN CHEN, JEREMY D. MURRAY, MICHAEL UDVARDI, ÉVA KONDOROSI, PÉTER KALÓ. Loss of the nodule-specific cysteine rich peptide, NCR169 abolishes symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the Medicago truncatula dnf7 mutant” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2015) 112(49):15232-7.
- FARKAS A, MAROTI G, DURGO H, GYORGYPAL Z, LIMA RM, MEDZIHRADSZKY KF, KERESZT A, MERGAERT P, KONDOROSI E. Medicago truncatula symbiotic peptide NCR247 contributes to bacteroid differentiation through multiple mechanisms Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2014) 111:(14) pp. 5183-5188.
- MAROTI G, KONDOROSI E. Nitrogen-fixing Rhizobium-legume symbiosis: are polyploidy and host peptide-governed symbiont differentiation general principles of endosymbiosis? FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY 5: Paper 326. (2014)
- KONDOROSI E, MERGAERT P, KERESZT A. A PARADIGM FOR ENDOSYMBIOTIC LIFE: CELL DIFFERENTIATION OF RHIZOBIUM BACTERIA PROVOKED BY HOST PLANT FACTORS. ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY 67: PP. 611-628.(2013)
- SINHAROY S, TORRES-JEREZ I, BANDYOPADHYAY K, KERESZT A, PISLARIU CI, NAKASHIMA J, BENEDITO VA, KONDOROSI E, UDVARDI MK. The C2H2 Transcription Factor REGULATOR OF SYMBIOSOME DIFFERENTIATION Represses Transcription of the Secretory Pathway Gene VAMP721a and Promotes Symbiosome Development in Medicago truncatula. PLANT CELL 25:(9) pp. 3584-3601.(2013)
- VAN DE VELDE W, ZEHIROV G, SZATMARI A, DEBRECZENY M, ISHIHARA H, KEVEI Z, FARKAS A, MIKULASS K, NAGY A, TIRICZ H, SATIAT-JEUNEMAÎTRE B, ALUNNI B, BOURGE M, KUCHO K-I, ABE M, KERESZT A, MAROTI G, UCHIUMI T, KONDOROSI E*, MERGAERT P. Plant peptides govern terminal differentiation of bacteria in symbiosis. SCIENCE 327: pp. 1122-1126.(2010)
- MERGAERT P, UCHIUMI T, ALUNNI B, EVANNO G, CHERON A, CATRICE O, MAUSSET AE, BARLOY HUBLER F, GALIBERT F, KONDOROSI A, KONDOROSI E. Eukaryotic control on bacterial cell cycle and differentiation in the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 103: pp. 5230-5235.(2006)
- VINARDELL JM, FEDOROVA E, CEBOLLA A, KEVEI Z, HORVATH G, TARAYRE S, ROUDIER F, MERGAERT P, KONDOROSI A, KONDOROSI E. Endoreduplication mediated by the APC activator CCS52A is required for symbiotic cell differentiation in Medicago truncatula nodules PLANT CELL 15: pp. 2093-2105.(2003)
- KONDOROSI A, KONDOROSI E, PANKHURST CE, BROUGHTON WJ, BANFALVI Z. Mobilization of Rhizobium meliloti megaplasmid carrying nodulation and nitrogen fixation genes into other Rhizobia and Agrobacterium. MOLECULAR & GENERAL GENETICS 188: pp. 433-439.(1982)
- RIESENBERG D, ERDEI S, KONDOROSI E, KARI C. Positive involvement of ppGpp in derepression of the nif operon in Klebsiella pneumoniae. MOLECULAR & GENERAL GENETICS 185: pp. 198-204.(1982)
- KENNEDY C, EADY RR, KONDOROSI E, REKOSH DK. The molybdenum iron-protein Klebsiella pneumoniae nitrogenase. Evidence for nonidentical subunits from peptid “mapping”. BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL 155: pp. 383-389.(1976)