Student Bursaries Awarded 2012

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At: Crop and Soil Systems, Research Division, John Niven Building, SAC, Auchincruive Estate,
Ayr, KA6 5HW.
Title: Contribution of cultivar resistance to the integrated control of potato blight in the UK.
Applicant: Dr Ruairidh Andrew Bain.
Student: Georgina Boswell.

At: School of Life Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Al10 9AB.
Title: The effect of potassium carbonate in a silicon wetter in reducing strawberry powdery mildew in the field.
Applicant: Dr Avice Hall.
Student: Khin Hsu Hsu San.

At: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RB.
Title: Trade-offs in the evolution of plant defence in the metal hyperaccumulator Noccaea coerulescens.
Applicant: Dr Gail Preston
Student: Freya Varden

At: Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park,
Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH.
Title: Temperature-stable disease resistance in wheat.
Applicant: Dr Chris Ridout.
Student: Alice R. Mitchell.

At: Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park,
Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UH.
Title: Response of Brachypodium distachyon TDNA-tagged mutants to infection by Fusarium.
Applicant: Dr Paul Nicholson.
Student: Jie Li.

At: The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7
Applicant: Dr Cyril Zipfel.
Title: Reverse-genetic analysis of a subfamily of Arabidopsis leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases potentially involved in innate immunity.
Student: Christobel Gallardo.

At: Applied Plant Science and Biometrics Division,
Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, 18A Newforge Lane, Belfast BT9 5PX, Northern Ireland, UK
Title: Phytophthora infestans: is the A2 genotype Blue 13 surviving in Northern Ireland
Applicant: Dr Louise Cooke.
Student: Emma Walker.

At: Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB.
Title: Investigating the relationship between the plant nuclear pore complex and viral infection.
Applicant: Dr Geraint Parry.
Student: Alexander Hull.

At: Cell and Molecular Sciences Group, James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, Scotland, UK.
Title: Identification and functional characterisation of nematode effectors that suppress PAP triggered immunity.
Applicant:  Dr John Jones.
Student: Celine Delabre.

At: Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Faculty of Natural Sciences, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ.
Title: Cloning and sequencing of dsRNA elements from Aspergillus sp.
Applicant: Dr Robert Coutts.
Student: Catherine Townsend.

At: Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Faculty of Natural Sciences, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ.
Title: Investigating the function of two component proteins in resistance towards Botrytis cinerea.
Applicant: Dr Radhika Desikan.
Student: Rebecca V. Southwell.

At: Department of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9EF.
Title: Do pathogenicity effector proteins interact with host transcription factors?
Applicant: Professor Jim Beynon
Student: Lorna Cox.

At: School of Life Sciences and Warwick Systems Biology Centre, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9EF.
Title: Are key regulators of the Arabidopsis defence response against Botrytis cinerea effective against other necrotrophic pathogens?
Applicant: Dr Katherine Denby.
Student: Tessa Slater.

At: Plant Protection Programme, FERA, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ.
Title: Determining how populations of Rhizoctonia solani survive in soil between potato crops.
Applicant: Dr James Woodhall.
Student: Alexander Ward McCormack.

At:  Plant Protection Programme, FERA, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ.
Title: The interaction between plant-pathogenic Streptomyces, the plant host and the soil environment.
Applicant: Dr Richard Thwaites.
Student: Michael Clarke.

At: BIOMERIT Research Centre, Department of Microbiology, UCC, College Road,
Cork, Ireland.
Title: Do non-host plants harbour pathogenic Xanthomonas species as symptomless endophytes?
Applicant: Dr Max Dow.
Student: Jessica Lynagh.

At: Institute of Molecular Plant Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh,
King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JH.
Title: Arabidopsis RAP1-just another E3 ligase or important regulator of plant disease resistance?
Applicant: Professor Gary J. Loake.
Student: Dimitar Z. Epihov.

At: Diagnostics & Molecular Biology, SASA, 1 Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ.
Title: Development of an aphid bar-coding database.
Applicant: Dr David Kenyon.
Student: Claire Wood.