Web Manager: William Kay


William Kay

I am a PhD student currently working work under the supervision of Professor Sarah Gurr at the University of Exeter. My project surrounds chitin/PAMP triggered immunity (PTI) in wheat and looks to improve yields under biotic or abiotic stress.

I was elected to the BSPP as web manager in January 2014. I have good experience in web development and hope to use these skills to help BSPP maintain a modern and highly functional web presence. I was also the recipient of a BSPP summer bursary in 2011 which I spent with Dr Richard Cooper at the University of Bath.

When not in the greenhouse or the lab, I like to spend my time cooking, walking, watching films, playing sports such as cricket, squash and 5-a-side football (badly) and also going camper-vanning around England and Europe.