Biointeractions and Crop Protection
Emma is working on a project aiming to provide useful information for developing future Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies - the aim of which is to protect crops from pest damage effectively and sustainably. The focus of this project is to utilise bioinformatics approaches to study beneficial predators – these are a key aspect of IPM but as of yet are not well-studied (especially in comparison to pest species). Species of interest include pirate bug, green lacewing and hoverfly which are all commercially available as effective methods of pest control. The goal is to learn more about the interactions between these beneficial predators and the pest species which they feed on, as well as to compare their pesticide resistance mechanisms. This project is supervised by Dr Keywan Hassani Pak and Dr Robert King at Rothamsted Research, and Dr Fady Mohareb at Cranfield University. This project is funded by BBSRC, Bayer AG and Syngenta UK Limited.
2018 - MSc in Applied Bioinformatics, Cranfield University
2017 - BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of Bath
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