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.



Oikonomou A, Bennett MH, Parker AAH, et al., 2021, Defence against Bremia lactucae conferred by the resistance gene Dm7 in lettuce is broken by treatment with dichloroisonicotinic acid, Plant Pathology, ISSN:0032-0862

Neale HC, Hulin MT, Harrison RJ, et al., 2020, An improved conjugation method for Pseudomonas syringae, Journal of Microbiological Methods, Vol:177, ISSN:0167-7012

Hulin MT, Jackson RW, Harrison RJ, et al., 2020, Cherry picking by pseudomonads: After a century of research on canker, genomics provides insights into the evolution of pathogenicity towards stone fruits, Plant Pathology, Vol:69, ISSN:0032-0862, Pages:962-978

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 (vol 13, pg 387, 2019), Arthropod-plant Interactions, Vol:13, ISSN:1872-8855, Pages:805-806


Hulin MT, Mansfield JW, Lynn S, et al., 2019, Dissecting the key effectors involved in Pseudomonas cherry canker, 18th Congress of International-Society-for-Molecular-Plant-Microbe-Interactions (IS-MPMI), AMER PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL SOC, Pages:183-183, ISSN:0894-0282

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