Student Bursaries Awarded 2010

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Applicant:Dr. Jon West
Student: Alexandra East
At: Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ.
Title: Understanding the timing and dispersal of airborne spores of Fusarium graminearum and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

Applicant: Dr. Jolyon Lorne Alexander Dodgson
Student: Nitis Smanthong
At: Department of Biology/Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Tambon Khamriang, Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham, 44150 Thailand.
Title: The use of chitin and chitosan from shellfish waste as bio-control agents for Colletotrichum orbiculare on cucumber in Thailand.

Applicant: Dr Dawn L Arnold
Student: Katherine Jane Snell
At: Centre for Research in Plant Science,  Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK.
Title: Studies on the bean pathogen Pseudomonas syringae

Applicant: Dr Eleanor Gilroy
Student: Dionne Turnbull
At: Office D111/D107 laboratory, D-Block, Plant Pathology, SCRI, Dundee DD2 5DA
Title: Recognition of the RXLR effector Avr2 from Phytophthora infestans.

Applicant: Dr John Carr
Student: Heather Dixon
At: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA
Title: The role of annexin 1 in plant defence against pathogens.

Applicant: Dr Adrian Newton
Student: Anna Macrae
At: Plant Pathology Programme, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, DD2 5DA, Scotland, UK
Title: Studies on Rhynchosporium secalis.

Applicant: Prof Sarah Gurr
Student: Emma Houghton-Brown
At: Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB
Title: An investigation into the role of nitric oxide in the pathogenicity of Magnaporthe oryzae.

Applicant: Dr Robert Coutts
Student: Joanna Ceinwen Rowley
At: Division of Biology, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Faculty of Natural Sciences, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ
Title: Cloning and sequencing of Aspergillus spp. dsRNAs and preliminary investigation into their silencing.

Applicant: Dr Matthew Dickinson
Student: Sophie Dale
At: School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonnington Campus, Loughborough, LE12 5RD
Title: Improvements in field diagnosis of phytoplasmas.

Applicant: Prof James Brown
Student: Mathilde Cailliau
At: Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH
Title: Effects of Mycoshpaerella graminicola on infection of wheat by Blumeria graminis.