The Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department aims to develop effective, durable, economic and environmentally sound strategies for the control of crop diseases through an improved understanding of the interactions between plants, pathogenic agents and the environment. The research ranges from fundamental work on how pathogens cause disease, using the latest genomic approaches to identify genes and processes involved in pathogenicity, to applied projects on the diagnosis and practical management of diseases in the crop. Biological, genetic and chemical methods of disease control all feature in the Department's portfolio.
ProgrammesPathogen Population Biology and
Departmental unitsNematode Interactions Unit
Centre for Bioimaging
Global Plant Clinic