PH Gregory Prize
The Board of BSPP wishes to encourage young plant pathologists and others who are eligible to take part in the P. H. Gregory prize, which is awarded for the presentation of an oral paper at the Presidential Meeting each year.
The P.H. Gregory Competition is open (a) to members of BSPP who have not previously presented a paper to a meeting of a learned society and (b) to all registered postgraduate students, whether or not they are members the society, or have presented a paper before to a meeting of a learned society.
Contestants should not have entered the P.H. Gregory competition previously.
Those wishing to take part in this years competition should contact the Programme Secretary.
Past winners of the prize are
|2019||Cassandra Jensen||It’s all in the delivery: identifying and functionally characterising yellow rust effectors in wheat|
|2018||Anna Gonzalez Gil||Chromatin remodelling and its conserved role in plant biotic and abiotic stress responses|
|2017||Kathryn Hales||Understanding the ecology and epidemiology of Pythium violae to enable disease management in carrot crops|
|2016||Douglas Pyott||Engineering of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated virus resistance in transgene free Arabidopsis plants|
|2015||Fay Newbery||Maintaining oilseed rape yield in a changing climate: modelling for a warmer future|
|2014||Laura Stevens||Shuffling resistance genes to protect solanaceous plants|
|2013||Rebekah Robinson||Bacterial endophytes in wheat: isolation, community structure and in planta localisation|
|2012||Ruth Bryant||Effect of temperature on wheat resistance to yellow rust|
|2011||Nichola Hawkins||Fungicide resistance in Rhynchosporium secalis|
|2009||Helen Lovell||Bacterial evolution by genomic island transfer occurs via DNA transformation in planta|
|2008||Siân Deller||Reactive oxygen species-related genes in the wheat pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola|
|2007||Mary Illes||Role of Nitric Oxide and Nitric Oxide Synthases in Magnaporthe grisea|
|2006||Mary Coates||Searching for Avirulence Genes in Hyaloperonospora parasitica|
|2005||Biswanath Das||Control of grey leaf spot disease in Africa|
|2003||Sarah Coulthurst||Bacterial Communication: the Role of luxS in a Plant and an Animal Pathogen|
|2002||S. Surujdeo-Maharaj||An optimised inoculation method to screen cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) for resistance to Witches Broom Disease caused by Crinipellis perniciosa|
|2000||Jack Peart||Identification of genes required for N-mediated resistance against TMV by virus-induced gene silencing.|
|1999||T. Gilles||The effects of environmental factors on light leaf spot epidemics on winter oilseed rape in the UK.|
|1997||A.J. Hilton||Relationship between height and resistance to fusarium ear blight in wheat|
|1996||E. Moses||Stem tip dieback of cassava: identification and virulence of the causal organism.|