- Genetic resistance to pathogens
- Investigating how the plants interact with their pathogens and
- Developing solutions to fungal diseases of small grain crops including wheat and barley
- Using Fusarium graminearum, the causal organism of Fusarium Head Blight in wheat and barley, as a model we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.
- Exploring and applying genetic solutions to the diseases of wheat and barley