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Investigation of virulence genes upregulated in coinfection between P. aeruginosa and other species

Identify the set of genes diffrentially expressed when P. aeruginosa is grown in coculture with three other infecting species. Select genes with virulence/persistence characteristic more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr)

Fine mapping and cloning of seedling and adult plant resistance genes to leaf rust in barley

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

To identify new mechanisms used by pathogenic mycobacteria to secrete virulence proteins

This project aims to identify new mechanisms employed by pathogenic mycobacteria to secrete virulence proteins into the extracellular environment more...

Supervisor(s): Triccas, Jamie (Dr)

The molecular basis of persistence in clinical P. aeruginosa strains from cystic fibrosis patients

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in people with cystic fibrosis (CF), adapts to survive in the CF lung through both mutation and gene expression more...

Supervisor(s): Manos, Jim (Dr), Triccas, Jamie (Dr)

Mining for novel resistance to leaf rust in Eastern European barley germplasm

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Functional Genomics, Genetics and Bioinformatics of Cereal Rust Fungi

De Novo genome assembly using third generation sequencing RNA-seq based genomic annotation for cereal rust fungi Comparative genomics of cereal robust isolates in pursuit of avi more...

Supervisor(s): Wu, Jingqin (Dr)