SCIENCE

Dr KEVIN KING

Plant Pathologist

Biointeractions and Crop Protection

BIOGRAPHY

Kevin is a plant pathologist whose work combines both applied and molecular approaches to investigate diseases that threaten food security and natural ecosystems. He has researched major diseases in crops (for example, septoria tritici blotch of wheat, leaf scald of barley, light leaf spot of oilseed rape) and in trees (ash dieback, sudden oak/larch death). His areas of expertise include aerobiology, applied plant pathology (field and lab), bioinformatics, crop protection, diagnostics development, fungicide resistance screening, microbiology, microscopy and molecular plant pathology. Kevin currently works on a range of projects relating to aerobiology, fungicide resistance and plant pathology. These projects include the development of molecular diagnostics for rapid in-field detection of different pathogen species and fungicide resistance mechanisms.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
kevin.king@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 369

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Science project

        • Understanding the sources and spread of azole resistance in environmental Aspergillus fumigatus populations

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2013 - PhD in Genetics, University of Nottingham (UK)
        • 2008 - BSc (Hons) in Biology, Royal Holloway (University of London), UK.

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • Winner of best final year talk a the Rothamsted PhD symposium, Presented at the House of Lords