Student Bursaries Awarded 2008

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Applicant: Prof Sarah Gurr
Supervisor: Prof Sarah Gurr
Title: A role for cell wall glucan remodelling enzymes in fungal virulence?
At: Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3RB
Student: Katie Bonner
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant: Prof Gary D Foster
Supervisor: Prof Gary D Foster
Title: Final testing of infectious clones to Potato Virus Y-NTN
At: School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UG
Student: Winifred Elin Jones
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant: Dr Gareth W. Griffith
Supervisor: Dr Gareth W. Griffith / Dr Luis A.J. Mur
Title: Tomato-flavoured chocolate: using tomato mutants to gain insight into witches’ broom disease of cacao
At:S27 Adeilad Cledwyn Building, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 3DD
Student: Jonathan Lamb
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant: Dr Radhika Desikan
Supervisor: Dr Radhika Desikan
Title: The effects of Botrytis challenge on Arabidopsis histidine kinase mutants
At: Division of Biology, Sir Alexander Fleming Building Room 510, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ
Student: Emmy McGarry
Time: 8 weeks

Applicant: Dr Matt Dickinson
Supervisor: Dr Matt Dickinson
Title: A survey for the presence of phytoplasmas in UK plants and crops.
At: School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough LE12 5RD
Student: Leanne Lane
Time: 9 weeks

Applicant: Dr John Carr
Supervisor: Dr John Carr
Title: Nitric oxide and its effects on plant virus infection
At: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3EA
Student: Tegwen Ecclestone
Time: 8-10 weeks

Applicant: John Clarkson
Supervisor: John Clarkson
Title: Diversity of UK Sclerotinia sclerotiorum on meadow buttercup
At: Warwick HRI, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV34 5NX
Student: Xinyang Hong
Time: 8 weeks

Applicant: Prof Bruce D L Fitt (
Supervisor: Bruce Fitt
Title: Symptomless infection of barley, rye and grasses by Rhynchosporium species.
At: Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2JQ.
Student: Kevin Michael King
Time: 10 weeks (commencing 1 July 2008)

Applicant: Dr Stuart Wale
Supervisor: Dr Stuart Wale / Dr Alison Lees
Title: Investigating the environmental factors affecting infection of potato by Spongospora subterranea the cause of powdery scab
At: SAC Aberdeen, Ferguson Building, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA
Student:  Kevin Wright
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant: Dr Luis A.J. Mur
Supervisor: Dr Luis A.J. Mur
Title: From model to crop: Characterising ethylene effects in the Botrytis cinerea – Tomato interaction.
At: University of Aberystwyth, Edward Llwyd Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DA
Student: Sarah Tvedt
Time: 8 weeks

Applicant: Dr Dawn Arnold
Supervisor: Dr Dawn Arnold and Dr John Hancock
Title: A study of nitric oxide generation by Pseudomonas syringae.
At: Centre for Research in Plant Science, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
Student: Annieberthia Sadoo
Time: 8 weeks