Dr TESS DILKS
Plant Pathology Technician
Plant Sciences for the Bioeconomy
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.
- Do G-protein coupled receptors regulate pathogenesis and mycotoxin biosynthesis in filamentous phytopathogenic fungi?
- 2015 - PhD in plant biology, University of Birmingham, UK
- 2008 - BSc in biological sciences, University of Birmingham, UK