P.H. 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.

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Past winners of the prize are:

2018Anna Gonzalez GilChromatin remodelling and its conserved role in plant biotic and abiotic stress responses
2017Kathryn HalesUnderstanding the ecology and epidemiology of Pythium violae to enable disease management in carrot crops
2016Douglas PyottEngineering of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated virus resistance in transgene free Arabidopsis plants
2015Fay NewberyMaintaining oilseed rape yield in a changing climate: modelling for a warmer future
2014Laura StevensShuffling resistance genes to protect solanaceous plants
2013Rebekah RobinsonBacterial endophytes in wheat: isolation, community structure and in planta localisation
2012Ruth BryantEffect of temperature on wheat resistance to yellow rust
2011Nichola HawkinsFungicide resistance in Rhynchosporium secalis
2009Helen LovellBacterial evolution by genomic island transfer occurs via DNA transformation in planta
2008Siân DellerReactive oxygen species-related genes in the wheat pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola
2007Mary IllesRole of Nitric Oxide and Nitric Oxide Synthases in Magnaporthe grisea
2006Mary CoatesSearching for Avirulence Genes in Hyaloperonospora parasitica
2005Biswanath DasControl of grey leaf spot disease in Africa
2003Sarah CoulthurstBacterial Communication: the Role of luxS in a Plant and an Animal Pathogen
2002S. Surujdeo-MaharajAn optimised inoculation method to screen cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) for resistance to Witches Broom Disease caused by Crinipellis perniciosa
2000Jack PeartIdentification of genes required for N-mediated resistance against TMV by virus-induced gene silencing.
1999T. GillesThe effects of environmental factors on light leaf spot epidemics on winter oilseed rape in the UK.
1998E. Reichert-Zelinger
1997A.J. HiltonRelationship between height and resistance to fusarium ear blight in wheat
1996E. MosesStem tip dieback of cassava: identification and virulence of the causal organism.
1995P. Bittner-Eddy
1994A.K. Lees
1993K.R. Green
1992J.H. Crouch
1991A. Okoli