Student Bursaries Awarded in 2016

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Applicant: Mark Banfield, John Innes Centre
Title: Rice sHMA proteins as virulence targets of rice blast effectors, and their evolutionary relationship to integrated domains in rice NLRs
Student: Thomas Gate

Applicant: Laurence Bindschedler, Royal Holloway
Title: In planta silencing with short antisense oligoNTs as a new tool to confirm fungal virulence factors of the obligate pathogen barley powdery mildew
Student: Sienna Brown

Applicant: Davide Bulgarelli James Hutton Institute
Title: Deciphering the cross-talk between growth and microbiota recognition at the root-soil interface
Student: Manuel Blank

Applicant: Michael Deeks, Exeter
Title: Characterisation of phytopathogen-targeted secretion pathways in wheat
Student: Kirsten Field

Applicant: Chris Dutton, Sheffield
Title: Investigating a novel antobiotic from plant stomata
Student: Grace Wardell

Applicant: Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, Dundee
Title: Genome assembly improvement for plant-nematodes using ultra-long read Nanopore MinION sequencing
Student: Simon Bajew

Applicant: Sarah Green, Forest Research
Title: Phytophthora diversity in plant nurseries and associated woodland ecosystems
Student: Jessica Nirkko

Applicant: Ethan Hack, Newcastle
Title: Investigation of the mecahnism of biological control of spot blotch disease by Trichdermas harzianum T-22
Student: James Fortune

Applicant: Claire Drurey, John Innes Centre
Title: Investigation of aphid detection in Arabidopsis thaliana
Student: James Canham

Applicant: Yongju Huang, Hertfordshire
Title: Identification of avirulent alleles of pathogen effector genes in UK Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) populations
Student: Winnie Lee

Applicant: Robert Jackson, Reading
Title: Collection and characterization of native bacteriophage; a potential novel biocontrol agent of bacterial canker of Prunus
Student: Billy Quilty

Applicant: David Kenyon, SASA
Title: Testing the detection of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum in Trioza apicalis and Cavariella aegopodii
Student: Mhairi Clark

Applicant: Adam Kleczkowski & Gerry Saddler, Stirling
Title: A few bad potatoes: Modelling economic aspects of disease control in seed potatoes
Student: Benjamin Bumpus

Applicant: Wing Sham Lee, Rothamsted
Title: Investigating the effect of phenolic acids present in wheat cell walls on growth of the pathogenic fungi Zymoseptoria tritici and Fusarium graminearum
Student: Eleanor Horner

Applicant: Estrella Luna-Diez, Sheffield
Title: Unravelling the mechanisms driving induced resistance in tomato fruit
Student: Sam Paplauskas

Applicant: Vanessa McMillan, Rothamsted
Title: Modelling take-all disease epidemics in winter wheat
Student: Rhiannon Brown

Applicant: Georgia Mitrousia, Hertfordshire
Title: Characterisation of host responses triggered by the fungal pathogens causing phoma stem canker on oilseed rape
Student: Vanessa Waite

Applicant: Attila Molnar, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences, Edinburgh
Title: Understanding virus-induced symptoms
Student: Lila Grandgeorge

Applicant: Alex Murphy, Cambridge
Title: PAYBACK: Do plant viruses compensate their hosts by helping attract pollinators?
Student: Chay Halliwell

Applicant: Christopher Ridout, John Innes Centre
Title: The role of mlo in plant immunity and its effects on mycorrhizal colonization
Student: Roshani Badgami

Applicant: Gillian Young, Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, Belfast
Title: Development of a method for crown rust inoculation for use in grass breeding in N. Ireland
Student: Nigel McKee