Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorJohnMansfield

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology



+44 (0)20 7594 5394j.mansfield




Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Current projects include work on..............

1. Genetic dissection of basal resistance in Arabidopsis.

2. Metabolomics of plant defence in Arabidopsis and in particular the role of plant cell wall alterations in the restriction of bacterial colonisation.

3. Mode of action of the bacterial effector protein AvrPtoB.

4. Evolution of virulence in Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola.

5.  Plant responses to aphid feeding.

Please click on the Research link above for more details about these topics.



Hodge S, Bennett M, Mansfield JW, et al., 2019, Aphid-induction of defence-related metabolites in Arabidopsis thaliana is dependent upon density, aphid species and duration of infestation, Arthropod-plant Interactions, Vol:13, ISSN:1872-8855, Pages:387-399

Mansfield J, Brown I, Papp-Rupar M, 2019, Life at the edge - the cytology and physiology of the biotroph to necrotroph transition in Hymenoscyphus fraxineus during lesion formation in ash, Plant Pathology, Vol:68, ISSN:0032-0862, Pages:908-920

Drenichev MS, Bennett M, Novikov RA, et al., 2019, A role for 3 '-O-beta-D-ribofuranosyladenosine in altering plant immunity, Phytochemistry, Vol:157, ISSN:0031-9422, Pages:128-134


Hulin M, Armitage AD, Housley K, et al., 2018, Cherry canker genetics - applying genomics to the control of perennial disease problems in fruit trees, International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP), AMER PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC, ISSN:0031-949X

Mansfield JW, Galambos N, Saville R, 2018, The use of ascospores of the dieback fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus for infection reveals a period of biotrophic interaction in penetrated ash cells, International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP), AMER PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC, Pages:26-26, ISSN:0031-949X

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