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BSPP Plant Health Club: ‘Living Science’: Personal careers and experiences in plant pathology – 2
9th November 2021 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Siân Deller (Syngenta) and Adrian Fox (Fera) will discuss personal careers and experiences in plant pathology
Gail Preston, BSPP Vice President and Chair of the EEDI committee
Ana Wood, Syngenta
Siân Deller – Biography
My role in Syngenta is to uncover how novel chemicals can protect crops against economically important plant pathogens. This information is vital to control crop diseases and is essential in our goal of delivering increasingly effective and ever safer products to farmers. The research of my team is split between supporting company projects and development of new capabilities. We build up an in-depth understanding of any new mechanism of chemical control; the cellular function, pathways and proteins involved, and the cross-kingdom relevance of the target. Innovative new capabilities are always being put in place to give rapid answers about the biology of fungal and oomycete phytopathogens, and also common weed species.
Adrian Fox BSc (Hons) PhD CBiol SPHP MRSB – Biography
Dr Adrian Fox is the Senior Plant Virologist at Fera Science Ltd, the National Reference Laboratory for Plant Health in England and Wales, UK. He has over 20 years professional experience in plant virus diagnostics in support of plant health regulation. Adrian’s research includes applying novel diagnostic techniques to improve the detection and diagnosis of plant viruses and investigating the epidemiology of plant viruses of regulatory importance. His team investigates a range of viruses and virus-like pathogens affecting crops and the wider environment as well as providing a diagnostic service in support of UK plant health services.
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