I am a BBSRC Doctorial Training Programme student working in the Krasileva group.
During my undergraduate degree I had a keen interest in plants and genetics. After a summer placement at Rothamsted Research where I saw first-hand the loss of yield to disease, I decided I wanted to pursue further research into plant immunity to pathogens. My resolve to help with future food security was further strengthened upon completing my final year lab project on G.boninense a fungal pathogen of oil palm. My PhD project at the Earlham Institute, on the evolution of resistance genes particularly those with integrated domains, was the perfect opportunity to contribute to this area of research.
Through using Resistance Gene Enrichment Sequencing in concert with bioinformatics techniques I hope my research will allow us to understand more on the integrated domains of resistance genes. I hope this research will provide a platform for future translational research.