SCIENCE

Dr TESS DILKS

Plant Pathology Technician

Plant Sciences for the Bioeconomy

BIOGRAPHY

Tess completed her undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Birmingham, specialising in plant molecular biology and plant-aphid interactions. She spent two years investigating how a plant fungal pathogen senses its environment and is now investigating the effects of abiotic stresses, namely heat and phosphorus-deficiency, on wheat, rice and beans. Tess is working in collaboration with CIAT in Colombia to develop heat-tolerant beans for post-conflict Colombia and also on the TIGR2ESS project, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and NIAB, looking at the effect of heat stress on wheat. 

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
tess.dilks@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 148

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        Science project

        • Do G-protein coupled receptors regulate pathogenesis and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous phytopathogenic fungi?

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 2015 - PhD in plant biology, University of Birmingham, UK
        • 2008 - BSc in biological sciences, University of Birmingham, UK