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.



Vadillo-Dieguez A, Zeng Z, Mansfield JW, et al., 2024, Genetic dissection of the tissue-specific roles of type III effectors and phytotoxins in the pathogenicity of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae to cherry., Mol Plant Pathol, Vol:25

Lovelace AH, Dorhmi S, Hulin MT, et al., 2023, Effector Identification in Plant Pathogens, Phytopathology, ISSN:0031-949X

Hulin MT, Rabiey M, Zeng Z, et al., 2023, Genomic and functional analysis of phage-mediated horizontal gene transfer in <i>Pseudomonas syringae</i> on the plant surface, New Phytologist, Vol:237, ISSN:0028-646X, Pages:959-973

Hulin MT, Dieguez AV, Cossu F, et al., 2022, Identifying resistance in wild and ornamental cherry towards bacterial canker caused by Pseudomonas syringae, Plant Pathology, Vol:71, ISSN:0032-0862, Pages:949-965

Oikonomou A, Bennett MH, Parker AAH, et al., 2022, Defence against Bremia lactucae conferred by the resistance gene Dm7 in lettuce is broken by treatment with dichloroisonicotinic acid, Plant Pathology, Vol:71, ISSN:0032-0862, Pages:611-620

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