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What our past PhD students went on to?



PhD topic

Current role

Declan Perry 2017

A biological control system for the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella

Research Entomologist
Exosect Ltd, Winchester

Spencer Collins 2016

The biology of the cabbage whitefly, Aleyrodes proletella (HDC).

Crop Protection Scientific Officer (Pesticide Regulation), Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

Liam Harvey 2016

The role of entomopathogenic fungi in regulating
aphid populations in field brassica crops

Product Performance Biologist,
Arysta Life Sciences

Andy Tock 2016

Applying next-generation sequencing to enable marker-assisted breeding for adaptive traits in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

PDRA Computational Biologist,
Cambridge University

Sebastian Fairhead 2016 Translating genetics of oomycete resistance into oilseed and vegetable brassicas

Postdoctoral Researcher,
The Sainsbury Laboratory

Max Newbert 2016 The genetic diversity of Turnip yellows virus in oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in Europe, pathogenic determinants, new sources of resistance and host range. Field Technical Specialist, Syngenta
Laura Davies 2015 Investigating the potential for glyphosate resistance evolution in UK weedy species. Weed Researcher, ADAS
Rachel Warmington 2014 Pathogen diversity, epidemiology and control of sclerotinia disease in vegetable crops. Plant Pathologist, Eden Project
Andrew Armitage 2013 Alternaria alternata leaf spot pathogens : genetics, evolutionary history and diagnostics. Bioinformatician - Plant Pathologist, East Malling Research
Charlotte Nellist 2013 The deployment and mechanism of broad-spectrum resistance to Turnip mosaic virus in Brassica rapa. PDRA Molecular Plant Pathologist, East Malling Research
Helen Cockerton 2013 Investigating the cost of adaptation in Amaranthus tuberculatus populations with evolved resistance to glyphosate. PDRA Molecular Breeding, East Malling Research
Gemma Hough 2009 Biology and control of currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri) Insecticide Technical Project Leader, Syngenta
Mary Lewis 2007 Development of methodologies for assessing spore viability of the club root pathogen of vegetable brassicas Plasmodiophora brassicae Post-graduate researcher, University of Worcester
Laura Atkinson 2006

Genetic characterisation of post harvest spoilage in lettuce

Research Fellow,University of Reading
Josh Burnstone 2005 The Biology and Behaviour of Thrips tabaci Technical Officer, Fargro
Andrew Taylor 2005 Functional Genomics of Photoperiodic Bulb Initiation in Onion (Allium cepa) Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick (Warwick Crop Centre)