Dr KATE LE COCQ
Molecular Mycologist; Microbiologist
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
Kate's research to date has largely been focused on applying molecular methods to investigate the beneficial interactions that occur between plants and fungi. In Kate's current project at Rothamsted Research (North Wyke), she works with Sarah Gurr and her research group at the University of Exeter. Kate's research is focused on investigation of the potential for fungal endophytes to increase the tolerance in wheat to biotic and abiotic stress. Previously, her work had been focused on the interactions that occur during biological control of plant pathogens and plant growth promotion with the free-living soil ascomycete, Trichoderma hamatum strain GD12.
- 2008 - University of Exeter: School of Biosciences & Biological Sciences, Class I
- 2012 - PhD- University of Exeter: School of Biosciences
- Great Western Research studentship