Associate Professor


                                           PHD:           2009, University of Crete



Scientific interests

Molecular Microbiology; Molecular Pathogen-Host Interactions; Microbiomes analysis; Molecular Immunology of plant organisms; Molecular bacteriology; Plants and microbes genomic sequencing annotation and analysis.

Recent publications

  • Williams SJ, Sohn KH, Wan L, Bernoux M, Sarris PF, Segonzac C, Ve T, Ma Y, Saucet SB, Ericsson DJ, Casey LW, Lonhienne T, Winzor DJ, Zhang X, Coerdt A, Parker JE, Dodds PN, Kobe B, Jones JDG. (2014). Structural Basis for Assembly and Function of a Heterodimeric Plant Immune Receptor. Science, Vol. 344(6181) pp: 299-303.
  • Sarris PF*, Duxbury Z, Huh SU, Ma Y, Segonzac C, Sklenar J, Derbyshire P, Cevik V, Rallapalli G, Saucet SB, Wirthmueller L, Menke FLH, Sohn KH and Jones JDG*. (2015). A plant immune receptor detects pathogen effectors that target WRKY transcription factors. Cell, 161, pp: 1089–1100. *Co-corresponding Authors.
  • Sarris PF, Cevik V, Dagdas G, Jones JDG, Krasileva KV. (2016). Comparative analysis of plant immune receptor architectures uncovers host proteins likely targeted by pathogens. BMC Biology 19;14:8.
  • Huh SU, Cevik V, Ding P, Duxbury D, Ma Y, Tomlinson L, Sarris PF* and Jones JDG* (2017). Protein-Protein Interactions in the RPS4/RRS1 Immune Receptor Complex. PLoS Pathogens, 13(5): e1006376. *Co-Corresponding Author.
  • Ma Y, Guo H, Hu L, Pons Martinez P, Moschou PN, Cevik V, Ding P, Duxbury Z, Sarris PF, Jones JDG. (2018). Distinct modes of derepression of an Arabidopsis immune receptor complex by two different bacterial effectors. PNAS, 115, pp: 10218-27.
  • Mermiga G, Sarris PF*. (2019). The Rice of plant Resistosomes. Invited Review, Trends in Immunology, Vol 40(8), pp: 670-673. *Corresponding Author.
  • Mermigka G, Amprazi M, Mentzelopoulou A, Amartolou A, Sarris PF*. (2020). Plant and Animal Innate Immunity Complexes: Fighting Different Enemies with Similar Weapons. Trends Plant Science. 25(1), pp: 80-91. *Corresponding Author.