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 2018 best paper prize in Plant Pathology was Špela Alič with his paper: Diversity within the novel Dickeya fangzhongdai sp., isolated from infected orchids, water and pears. Š. Alič, F. Van Gijsegem, P. Pédron, M. Ravnikar and T. Dreo. It was published in Plant Pathology vol. 67, 1612–1620. DOI 10.1111/ppa.12866.
Molecular Plant Pathology
The winner of the 2018 best paper prize in Molecular Plant Pathology was Benoit Laurent for his paper: High-resolution mapping of the recombination landscape of the phytopathogen Fusarium graminearum suggests two-speed genome evolution – B. Laurent, C. Palaiokostas, C. Spataro, M. Moinard, E. Zehraoui, R. D. Houston and M. Foulongne-Oriol. It was published in Molecular Plant Pathology vol. 19, 341–354. DOI 10.1111/mpp.12524.