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Tadeusz Wroblewski

Tadeusz Wroblewski

4212A UC Davis Genome Center-GBSF
451 Health Sciences Drive
University of California
Davis, California 95616

Phone: (530)752-8889
Fax: (530)752-9658
Email: wroblewski@ucdavis.edu

 Lab member: 2000- .
Position Assistant Project Scientist
Education 1992 M.Sc. Warsaw Agricultural University - Horticulture
1994 Ph.D. Warsaw Agricultural University - Plant Biotechnology
Research Topic Genetics and functional genomics of plant-microbe interactions, the role of effector proteins and NLR receptors in plant resistance, implementation of effectoromics-assisted selection in plant breeding, application of molecular genetics, genomics, and biotechnology in crop improvement.
Research Summary Achieving sustainability of agricultural production to fulfill food and energy demands of growing human population is feasible only through better utilization of natural resources. This is particularly true for traits such as disease resistances, only small fraction of which is being used to protect crops from dynamically evolving and adapting pests and pathogens. My goal is to better understand the mechanisms underlying disease resistances in plants to enable their effective transfer between related and unrelated plant species. I use genetic and functional genomics tools to dissect the interactions between plants and their pathogens at the gene-for-gene and the genome-for-genome levels in crop and model plant species. I am also interested in the development of technologies that facilitate identification, engineering, and effective implementation of disease resistance traits in crop plants.

--- Key Publications ---

  • Christopoulou M, Wo SR, Kozik A, McHale LK, Truco MJ, Wroblewski T, Michelmore RW. (2015Genome-Wide Architecture of Disease Resistance Genes in Lettuce G3 (Bethesda) 2015. Oct 8;5(12):2655-69.     
  • Dabrowska-Bronk J, Czarny M, Wisniewska A, Fudali S, Baranowski L, Sobczak M, Swiecicka M, Matuszkiewicz M, Brzyzek G, Wroblewski T, Dobosz R, Bartoszewski G, Filipecki M. (2015Suppression of NGB and NAB/ERabp1 in tomato modifies root responses to potato cyst nematode infestation. Mol Plant Pathol. 2015. May;16(4):334-48.     
  • Christopoulou M, McHale L, Kozik A, Reyes-Chin Wo S, Wroblewski T, Michelmore RW. (2015Dissection of Two Complex Clusters of Resistance Genes in Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2015. Feb 4.     
  • Clarke CR, Studholme DJ, Weisberg A, Hayes B, Runde B, Cai R, Wroblewski T, Daunay MC, Castillo J, Wicker E, Vinatzer B. (2015Genome-enabled phylogeographic investigation of the quarantine pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 and screening for sources of resistance against its core effectors. Phytopathology. 2015. Feb 24     
  • Govindarajulu M, Epstein L, Wroblewski T, Michelmore RW. (2014Host-induced gene silencing inhibits the biotrophic pathogen causing downy mildew of lettuce. Plant Biotechnol J. 2014. Dec 9.     
  • Wroblewski T, Matvienko M, Piskurewicz U, Xu H, Martineau B, Wong J, Govindarajulu M, Kozik A, Michelmore RW. (2014Distinctive profiles of small RNA couple inverted repeat-induced post-transcriptional gene silencing with endogenous RNA silencing pathways in Arabidopsis. RNA. 2014. Dec;20(12):1987-99.     
  • Nandety RS, Caplan JL, Cavanaugh K, Perroud B, Wroblewski T, Michelmore RW, Meyers BC. (2013The role of TIR-NBS and TIR-X proteins in plant basal defense responses. Plant Physiol. 2013. Jul;162(3):1459-72.     
  • Y. Luo, K. Caldwell, Wroblewski T, M.E. Wright, R.W. Michelmore. (2009Proteolysis of a Negative Regulator of Innate Immunity Is Dependent on Resistance Genes in Tomato and Nicotiana benthamiana and Induced by Multiple Bacterial Effectors The Plant Cell. 2009. 21:2458-2472  
  • Wroblewski T, Caldwell KS, Piskurewicz U, Cavanaugh KA, Xu H, Kozik A, Ochoa O, McHale LK, Lahre K, Jelenska J, Castillo JA, Blumenthal D, Vinatzer BA, Greenberg JT and Michelmore RW (2009Comparative large-scale analysis of interactions between several crop species and the effector repertoires from multiple pathovars of Pseudomonas and Ralstonia. Plant Physiology. 2009. 10.1104/pp.109.  
  • McHale LK, Truco MJ, Kozik A, Wroblewski T, Ochoa OE, Lahre KA, Knapp SJ, Michelmore RW. (2009The genomic architecture of disease resistance in lettuce. Theor Appl Genet. 2009. 118(3):565-80.     
  • Pignatta D, Dilkes B, Wroblewski T, Michelmore RW, Comai L. (2008Transgene-induced gene silencing is not affected by a change in ploidy level. PLoS ONE.  2008. Aug 26;3(8):e3061.     
  • Tomilov AA, Tomilova NB, Wroblewski T, Michelmore R, Yoder JI. (2008Trans-specific gene silencing between host and parasitic plants. Plant J. 2008. Nov;56(3):389-97.      
  • Wroblewski T, Piskurewicz U, Tomczak A, Ochoa O, Michelmore RW. (2007Silencing of the major family of NBS-LRR-encoding genes in lettuce results in the loss of multiple resistance specificities. Plant J. 2007. 51(5):803-18.     
  • Wroblewski, T., Tomczak, A., and Michelmore, R. W.  (2005Optimization of Agrobacterium-mediated transient assays of gene expression in lettuce, tomato and Arabidopsis. Plant Biotechnology Journal.  2005. 3:259-273     
  • Joh, L.D., Wroblewski, T., Ewing, N.N. and VanderGheyst, J.S.  (2005High-level transient expression of recombinant protein in lettuce.  Biotech. Bioeng.  2005. 91, 861-871.      
  • Shen, K.A., Chin, D.B., Arroyo-Garcia, R., Ochoa, O.E., Lavelle, D.O., Wroblewski, T., Meyers B.C., and Michelmore, R.W.  (2002Dm3 is one member of a large constitutively-expressed family of NBS-LRR encoding genes.  Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2002. 15:251-261     
  • Quiros C.F., Grellet F., Sadowski J., Suzuki T., Li G., Wroblewski T. (2001Arabidopsis and Brassica comparative genomics: Sequence, structure and gene content in the ABI1-Rps2-Ck1 chromosomal segment and related regions.  Genetics. 2001. 157: 1321-1330      
  • Wroblewski T., Coulibaly S., Sadowski J., Quiros C.F. (2000Variation and phylogenetic utility of the Arabidopsis thaliana Rps2 homolog in various species of the tribe Brassiceae.  Mol. Phyl. Evol.  2000. 16: 440-448      
  • Wroblewski T., Dmytrzak K., Malepszy S. (1998Factor influencing cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) somatic embryogenesis II. The Genotypes with different morphogenetic response specifically influencing culture parameters. Bul. Pol. Acad. Sc.  1998. 46: 79-89   
  • Zurawicz E., Wroblewski T., Szafran E., Kuras A.  (19971997 Fingerprinting - a rapid method of identification of fruit plants cultivars.  The Modern Orchard  1997. 1 pp. 7-9.  
  • Malepszy S., Dmytrzak K., Wroblewski T. (1995Genetical differences in the regeneration ability in cucumber.  J. Appl. Genet.  1995. 36 A: 58-59  
  • Burza W., Wochniak P., Wroblewski T., Malepszy S. (1995Transient expression assay for the optimization of direct gene transfer into cucumber meristem protoplasts by electroporation.  J. Appl. Genet.  1995. 36: 1-10  
  • Wroblewski T., Filipecki M., Malepszy S.  (1995Factor influencing cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) somatic embryogenesis I. Crucial role of pH and nitrogen source.  Acta Soc. Bot. Pol.  1995. 64: 223 232   
  • Malepszy S., Wroblewski T.  (1994Process of somatic embryogenesis general characteristic.  Post. Biol. Kom.  1994. 21 (4): 1 10  
  • Wroblewski T.  (1994Process of somatic embryogenesis detailed characteristic.  Post. Biol. Kom.  1994. 21 (4): 11 32  
  • Filipecki M., Wroblewski T., Malepszy S.  (1994Regulation of genes activity during plant embryogenesis.  Post. Biol. Kom.  1994. 21 (4): 33 47   
  • --- Presentations ---

  • Wroblewski, T., Vinatzer, B., Caldwell, K.S., Piskurewicz, U., Cavanaugh, K.A., Jelenska, J., Teitzel, G., McHale, L.K., Xu, H., Kozik, A., Ochoa, O., Williams, L.A., Greenberg, J.T. and Michelmore, R.W. (2007Comparative Large-Scale Analysis of Resistance Gene Evolution.  Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference, January 13-17, 2007; P76 2007   
  • Yurko, N., Teitzel, G.M.,?Crk, T., Wroblewski, T., Michelmore, R. and Greenberg, J.T. (2007A Study of Interactions Between Pseudomonas syringae, Effectors, and Lettuce.  Botany and Plant Biology, Joint Congress, July 7-11, 2007, Chica 2007   
  • McHale, L., Truco, M.-J., Kozik, A., Wroblewski, T., Lavelle, D., Ochoa, O., Lahre, K., Mathrakott, S. and Michelmore, R. (2007Utilizing of Compositae Genome Project to Dissect the Genomic Architecture of Disease Resistance in Lettuce. XIII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interact 2007   
  • Wroblewski, T., Piskurewicz, U., Tomczak, A., Ochoa, O. and Michelmore, R.W. (2007Multiple Resistance Specificities Are Lost As a Result of Silencing Within Members of NBS-LRR-Encoding Gene Family in Lettuce.  Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference, January 13-17, 2007; P78 2007   
  • Caldwell, K., Wroblewski, T., Vinatzer, B., Williams, L., Piskurewicz, U., Cavanaugh, K., Jelenska, J., McHale, L., Kozik, A., Castillo, J., Ochoa, O., Greenberg, J., and Michelmore, R. (2007Genes Encoding Defense Signaling Proteins in Plants are More Conserved than Those Encoding Recognition Proteins. The 8-th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. June 2007   
  • Michelmore, R., Luo, Y., Wroblewski, T., Caldwell, K., Williams, L. and Greenberg, J. (2007Comparative Genomics of Plant-Pathogen Specificity.  XIII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interacti 2007   
  • Wroblewski, T., Piskurewicz, U., Tomczak, A., Wong, J., Cavanaugh, K. and Michelmore, R.W. (2007Novel Technology To Generate ihpRNA Constructs for High-Throughput RNAi and Monitoring of PTGS in Plants.  Plant and Animal Genomes XV Conference, January 13-17, 2007; P69 2007   
  • Wroblewski, T., Caldwell, K., Vinatzer, B., Piskurewicz, U., Cavanaugh, K., Jelenska, J., McHale, L., Xu, H., Kozik, A., Ochoa, O., Williams, L., Greenberg, J. and Michelmore, R. (2007Large-Scale Analysis of Interactions between Several Crop Species and Effector Repertoires from Multiple Bacterial Pathogens.  XIII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interacti 2007   
  • Wroblewski, T. , Vinatzer, B., Caldwell, K., Piskurewicz, U., Luo, Y., Cavanaugh, K., Jelenska, J., McHale, L., Kozik, A., Ochoa, O., Greenberg, J. and Michelmore, R. (2006Large-scale analysis of interactions between multiple Pseudomonas spp. and several crop species. XIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA. January 2006   
  • Wroblewski, T., Vinatzer, B., Caldwell, K., Piskurewicz, U., Cavanaugh, C., Jelenska, J., McHale, L., Kozik, A., Lee, M-W., Hotton, S., Fairfax, K., Teitzel, G., Castillo, J., Ochoa, O., Blumenthal, D., Greenberg, J. and Michelmore, R. (2005Large-scale analysis of recognition of effector proteins from multiple Pseudomonas spp. by several crop species.  MPMI Conference, December 2005, Merida, Mexico. 2005   
  • McHale L., Lavelle D.O., Pande B., Wroblewski T., Jose-Truco M., Suresh S., Kozik A., Ochoa O. and Michelmore R. (2004Identification and mapping of candidate genes involved in disease resistance in lettuce.  XII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego. 2004   
  • Wroblewski, T. and Michelmore, R. (2004Plant and pathogen – a neverending battle.  14th FESPB Congress, Cracow, Poland.  2004   
  • Wroblewski T., Michelmore R.W. (2002A Large cDNA Strategy for Identification of Disease Resistance Gene Candidates.  X Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego. 2002   
  • Truco M., Van Damme M., Lavelle D., Kozik A., Wroblewski T., Ochoa O., Van Wijk R., Kesseli R., Michelmore R. (2002Candidate Gene Approaches to Agriculturally Important Traits in Lettuce.  X Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego. 2002   
  • Van Damme M., Lavelle D., Jose Truco M.,Ochoa O., Wroblewski T., Kars I., Van Wijk R., McHaleL., Michelmore R. (2002Characterization ofe Resistance Gene Candidates (RGCs in lettuce Lactuca sativa). X Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego. 2002   
  • Wroblewski T., Shen K., Kars I., Orr N., Van Damme M., Patel V., Ochoa O. , Michelmore R. (2001Transgenic introgression of resistance specificities into lettuce (Lactuca sativa).  Molecular Plant-Microbe Congress, Wisconsin-Medison: 226 2001   
  • Wroblewski T., Sadowski J., Quiros C.F. (1998Positional and functional differences between the ABI1-RPS2-CK1 gene complex from Arabidopsis thaliana and its homologues from Brassica oleracea.  VI Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, p:134 1998   
  • Szafran E., Kuras A., Wroblewski T., Pluta S., Zurawicz E. (1997Study on the DNA polymorphism of blackurrant cultivars using RAPD’s techniques.  Plant Breeding Symposium. Poznan, p.68 1997   
  • Kuras A., Szafran E., Wroblewski T., Zurawicz E. (1997Results of the preliminary research on identification of apple genotypes(Malus sp.) using RAPD methods.  Plant Breeding Symposium, Poznan, p.70. 1997   
  • Charzynska M., Banas M., Wroblewski T., Malepszy S. (1995Temporal and special development of callus in the culture of leaf explants of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)  Intl. Biotech. Conf. – Agrobiotechnology’95. Poznan  1995   
  • Wroblewski T., Dmytrzak K., Malepszy S. (1994Factor influencing cucumber(Cucumis sativus L.)somatic embryogenesis II. Relatios between seedlings and tissue behaviour.  VIII Intl. Congress of Plant Tissue and Organ Culture. Firenze  1994   
  • Malepszy S., Burza W., Wroblewski T., Grajek W., Kroliczak P., Czajka W., Lassocinski W.  (1993Biotechnological background of cucumber seeds production. Genetic and developmental characteristic of somatic embryos and regenerated plants.  First Polish Conference of Plant Biotechnology and Food Product 1993   
  • Wroblewski T., Malepszy S. (1992In vitro culture of Cucumis sativus L. XVI. Establishment of long – term culture.  Fifth EUCARPIA Cucurbitaceae Symp: 104-107. 1992   
  • Wroblewski T., Sadowski J., Quiros C.F. (1987Analysis of duplicated loci in the Brassica oleracea genome homologous to the Arabidopsis thaliana RPS2 gene complex.  Proc. 10th Crucifer Genetics Workshop Rennes, France  1987   
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