SCIENCE

Dr NEIL BROWN

Fungal Biologist; BBSRC Future Leader Fellow

Biointeractions and Crop Protection

BIOGRAPHY

Neil is an early career fungal biologist at Rothamsted Research and is focused on discovering new ways to fight major fungal diseases that threaten our food security and health. Neil began his career in fungal biology at Rothamsted Research on a successful BBSRC-Syngenta CASE PhD studentship, studying Fusarium ear blight of wheat. Neil used these experiences to follow an interest forged during his PhD and won a FAPESP Fellowship at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he investigated how alternative carbon usage was regulated in fungi. Subsequently, Neil's research in Brazil won the CNPq Science Without Borders Young Talent Fellowship; it answered the fundamental question of how fungi sense their environment and applied this knowledge to the improvement of lignocellulolytic enzyme production, as used in the biofuel industry. On his return to Rothamsted Research, he has combined his interests in nutrient sensing and plant pathology in a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship, studying how a fungal pathogen senses its environment to coordinate disease, again focusing on Fusarium ear blight.

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
neil.brown@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 461

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        ASSOCIATED WEBSITES

        Day in the Life - Neil Brown

        PUBLICATIONS

        Pages

        Strategic programme

        • Designing Future Wheat (DFW)

        Science project

        • Do G-protein coupled receptors regulate pathogenesis and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous phytopathogenic fungi?
        • Bilateral BBSRC-Embrapa: Using disease risk forecasting, NGS and HIGS to explore and control Fusarium Head Blight disease in wheat field

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2012 - Ph.D in Fungal Pathogenesis (University of Edinburgh / Rothamsted Research) 2007 -MRes in Plant Molecular biology and biotechnology (Imperial College London)
        • 2005 - BSc in Applied Biology (University of Bath)