To be eligible for consideration, the candidate must be the first author and the paper should be substantially the work of the first author carried out during their studentship.
The winners each receive £250 and a year’s free membership to the British Society for Plant Pathology
The winner of the 2017 best paper prize in Plant Pathology was Daniel Farber, for his paper ‘Local dispersal of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici from isolated source lesions’ by D. H. Farber, J. Medlock & C. C. Mundt. It was published in vol. 66 (1), 28–37, and the abstract is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ppa.12554/abstract.
Molecular Plant Pathology
The winner of the 2017 best paper prize in Molecular Plant Pathology was John Ridenour, for his paper ‘The novel fungal-specific gene FUG1 has a role in pathogenicity and fumonisin biosynthesis in Fusarium