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Victoria Woolley- PhD Student at the University of Warwick

Elucidating the natural function of cordycepin, a metabolite of the fungus Cordyceps militaris

Supervisors: Dr Graham Teakle and Dr Dave Chandler

Funded by: BBSRC

Project summary

Entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) infect and kill insects. They have a large potential for use in integrated pest management (IPM) and those used currently in the UK include Beauveria bassiana, Metarhizium brunneum and Lecanicillium muscarium.