PhD Student

Angus Bucknell

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I am a PhD student within Professor Nick Talbot’s group and am interested in plant-pathogen interactions. My research at TSL focuses on investigating effector function in the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. I aim to do this through identifying structural homology of effectors with known proteins and determining in-planta effector interactors. This uses a combination of structural biology, molecular genetics, and bioinformatics.

Prior to starting my PhD at TSL I studied at the University of Birmingham, obtaining a MSci degree in Biological Sciences. My Master’s research focused on determining the mobility of a Starship transposable element known as Sanctuary.

Job history

  • 2019 - 2023

    MSc Student

    University of Birmingham, UK