Student Bursaries Awarded 2009

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Applicant: Prof Sarah Gurr
Supervisor: Prof Sarah Gurr
Title: NO focus: effect of NOS generated NO as a chemical effector of pathogenicity in the rice blast fungus
At: Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3RB
Student: Xanthippi Choraitis
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant:  Dr Chris Ridout and  Dr Mark Stevens
Supervisor: Dr Chris Ridout and Dr Mark Stevens
Title: Impact of Turnip Yellows Virus infection on oilseed quality
At:  Dept of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH
Dr Mark Stevens, Dept of Applied Crop Sciences, Broom’s Barn Research Centre, Higham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6NP
Student: Patricia Vives-Garcia
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant: Dr Robert Henry Arnold Coutts
Supervisor: Dr Coutts
Title: Completion of the genomic sequences of two unclassified mycoviruses of the fungus Phlebiopsis gigantea
At: Division of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Rd, London SW7 2AZ
Student: Wang Weiyuan Joshua
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant:  Dr Simon Edwards
Supervisor: Dr Simon Edwards
Title: Quantification of Fusarium species in UK wheat from 2001-2008
At: Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Student: Joanne Stubbs
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant:  Dr Matthew Dickinson
Supervisor:  Dr Matthew Dickinson
Title: How prevalent are phytoplasmas in UK crops?
At: University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, LE12 5RD
Student: Ana Lazar
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant: Dr Ruairidh Bain
Supervisor: Dr Ruairidh Bain
Title: Sustainable and effective control of potato blight matching fungicide inputs to cultivar resistance level
At: Agronomy, John Niven Building, SAC, Ayr Campus, Auchincruive Estate, Ayr KA6 5HW
Student: Holly Rivett
Time: 10 weeks

Applicant:  Dr Gail Margaret Preston
Supervisor: Dr Gail Margaret Preston
Title: Does acidity inhibit the growth of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato in tomato fruit?
At: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3RB
Student: Erin Rose Butterworth
Time: 8 weeks

Applicant: Dr Avice M. Hall
Supervisor: Dr Avice M. Hall
Title: The effect of post harvest treatments on the survival of strawberry powdery mildew between seasons
At: School of Life Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield
Student: Faith Muinde
Time: 9 weeks