Speaker: Professor Paul Birch FRSE
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes late blight, the most significant disease of potato and tomato. As such, it is a threat to food security.
Speaker: Professor Kim Hammond-Kosack
Crops are susceptible to a multitude of diseases, some of the most devastating being caused by microscopic fungi. Plant pathogenic fungi and their hosts are locked in a battle
Speaker: Francisco Madueno, Inflorescence Architecture Lab, Instituto de Biologia Molecular and Celular de Plantas, Spain
The genetic control of inflorescence architecture is a key aspect for plant developmental biology, for biotechnology and for breeding strategies, being directly related to crop
Speaker: Christian Fankhauser
Light is a vital resource for plants, which compete for its availability particularly in dense communities, which are typical in agriculture.