Below, in her first vlog of three, Julianna Piat describes her outreach project on Dutch Elm Disease, which she started in celebration of 2020 being the International Year of Plant health. She explains what the project entails, and invites BSPP members to visit the Harcourt Arboretum at Oxford from the 1st March 2021 to see the finished information boards.
Juliana was funded by the BSPP Plant Pathology Promotion Fund, click here to read more about this funding opportunity.
This is the first vlog on this project, two more will be coming shortly.
Video 1: Julianna and the outreach project on Dutch Elm Disease
Video 2: The timing and planning of the project: Video to come
Video 3: How we tried to make the project more inclusive: Video to come
Julianna is a PhD student at the University of Oxford (UK) investigating the effects of temperature on bacterial pathogens of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Her supervisors are Professor Gail Preston and Associate Professor Nick Kruger. She is interested in plant and microbial sciences, with a preference for lesser studied model organisms.
It takes a village to get an outreach project off the ground and so she would like to thank all that have helped and offered advice along the way. She would especially like to thank the co-organisers Dr Lauren Chappell, Prof Gail Preston, Ben Jones, Chris Thorogood, Rosemary Wise, William Piat and her lab colleagues for their input. The BSPP and UKRI-BBSRC have generously funded this project.