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Dr Shannon Greer

Job Title
Research Fellow
Life Sciences
Research Interests

I am interested in the genetic determinants of plant disease resistance. I have a background and a particular interest in host resistance to pathogens of brassicas. Previously, I have characterised and mapped resistance to turnip yellow virus in Brassica and I have also identified resistance to the fungal pathogen Verticillium longisporum.

I am now a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Xanthomonas Threats Consortium, part of the UKRI, DEFRA and Scottish Government funded Bacterial Plant Diseases Programme. One of the project's major aims is to identify and map resistance to Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) the causal agent of black rot, the most important bacterial disease of vegetable brassicas worldwide. I will also investigate transmission routes of Xcc and the efficiency of biocontrol agents like Trichoderma hamatum.


PhD Plant and Environmental Sciences. University of Warwick, 2020.
BSc Biological Sciences with Virology. University of Warwick, 2014.

Member, Bacterial Plant Diseases Program
Member, Xanthomonas Threats Consortium
Member of the British Society for Plant Pathology
Member of the Association of Applied Biologist