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Alice Eseola

PhD Student
Nick Talbot Group

I completed my Master degree at the University of Göttingen Germany. My master thesis project was on the colonization of oilseed rape plants by Verticillium longisporum and the role of seed transmission on vertical spread of Verticillium stem striping in winter and spring type cultivars. Completion of this project motivated me to further my studies in research. I got the prestigious Halpin scholarship for rice blast research from Nick Talbot’s Group at the University of Exeter to investigate the role of autophagy in the fate of organelles during appressorium development.

Publications

Cruz-Mireles N, Eseola AB, Osés-Ruiz M, Ryder LS, Talbot NJ (2021)

From appressorium to transpressorium-Defining the morphogenetic basis of host cell invasion by the rice blast fungus. PLoS Pathog. 2021 Jul 30;17(7):e1009779. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009779.

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Eseola AB, Ryder LS, Osés-Ruiz M, Findlay K, Yan X, Cruz-Mireles N, Molinari C, Garduño-Rosalesa M, Talbot NJ (2021)

Investigating the cell and developmental biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Fungal Genetics and Biology Volume 154, September 2021, 103562

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Eseola AB, Ryder LS, Osés-Ruiz M, Findlay K, Yan X, Cruz-Mireles N, Molinari C, Garduño-Rosales M, Talbot NJ (2021)

Investigating the cell and developmental biology of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Fungal Genet Biol. 2021 Apr 18:103562. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2021.103562.

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Job History

2018 – present PhD Research Student, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK

2017 – 2018 PhD Research Student, University of Exeter, UK

2014 – 2017 Msc in Crop Protection, University of Göttingen, Germany

2009 – 2013 BSc in Biological Science, Federal University of Abeokuta, (FUNAAB), Nigeria