Amber Gentle

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I am interested in plant pathology and food security. During my undergraduate research placement, I enjoyed investigating how nutrient homeostasis in the pathogen Fusarium graminearum impacts its virulence on wheat. At TSL I will be investigating how effector proteins secreted by Magnaporthe oryzae promote infection in rice, how they help modulate host immunity, identify their host targets and how this benefits the pathogen.

Job history

  • 2019 - 2023

    BSc Biology with Professional Placement

    University of Bath, UK