Julie Scholes

WCPP 2019 invited speaker JULIE SCHOLES obtained her PhD in Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology at the University of Wales in 1986 and then moved to Sheffield University she now is Professor of Plant and Microbial Sciences. Prof Scholes’ research is focused on understanding the physiological and molecular interactions between plants and their symbionts particularly the root parasitic witchweeds of the genus Striga. She exploits genomic, comparative genomic, quantitative genetic and molecular approaches to identify genes underlying resistance in cereals to different genetic ecotypes of Striga species and to identify virulence/avirulence genes in the parasite to understand the molecular basis of host-parasite specificity.

Professor of Plant and Microbial Sciences
Sheffield University

2019-02-27T08:59:02+02:00

Professor of Plant and Microbial Sciences
Sheffield University