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Professor Gary D FosterB.Sc. (QUB), Ph.D.(QUB)

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology

Gary Foster

Professor Gary D FosterB.Sc. (QUB), Ph.D.(QUB)

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology

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Research interests

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Virology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Virology
  • Molecular Mycology

Gary’s research is focused on investigating a range of interconnecting themes that include plant virology, plant pathology, plant molecular biology, molecular mycology and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary approach to this research is one of the strong selling points, along with a vibrant lab community and the strong supervisory team, which has been supported by a range of funding sources continuously since 1992. This has included funding from the BBSRC, DEFRA, LESARS, Royal Society, the Wellcome Trust, DfID/ODA, Rothamsted International, and collaborative funding with agricultural industries and institutes, such CSL-York, HRI-Wellesbourne, RHS-Wisley, PBI-Unilever. Funding has also come from international partnerships and collaboration that have created research links/interchanges and visitors to the research group. The molecular mycology and biotechnology areas have also covered projects on drug discovery and manipulation supported through interactions with a range of pharmaceutical companies including a major collaboration with GSK on antibiotic discovery and development.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute Food Security Research

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Postal address:
Life Sciences Building
24 Tyndall Avenue
United Kingdom