Previously I have worked with necrotrophic and biotrophic fungal pathogens of wheat, and a hemibiotrophic oomycete of tomato and potato. My current project focuses on understanding the role of the chloroplasts in innate immune signalling. Many of the characterised effector proteins from fungal and bacterial pathogens localise to the chloroplasts however their exact role during infections remains unknown.
BSc in Microbiology with Industrial Placement 2008, The University of Aberdeen
Phd 2012, University of Dundee
Member, BSPP, MPMI
Plant and Crop Science