Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology



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610Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Organiser, AMB. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, APP. (Undergraduate)

Tutor, CB. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, EIM. (Undergraduate)

Supervisor, Final Year Projects. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, MPMI. (Undergraduate)

Lecturer, OB. (Undergraduate)

Supervisor, Plant Biotechnology. (Postgraduate)

Tutor, TD. (Postgraduate)

Symbiosis, Plant Immunity and Disease - LIFE96034


The course will cover the molecular features of a number of representative plant-microbe interactions. Special emphasis will be given to Rhizobium/legume interactions, virus/host interactions, fungal and bacterial diseases and mycorrhizal fungi. The course comprises of a series of lectures, which develop themes relative to each particular type of interaction. These themes will be extended during a series of small group tutorials, which are intended to allow students to develop ideas and produce improved essay work. Students will also be asked to produce two presentations including a literature review, which will require an extensive knowledge of the lecture course together with information gleaned from outside reading from the list of references provided.