The main research topic of our group is the genetic of nonhost resistance to wheat stripe rust caused by the obligate fungal pathogen Puccinia striiformis f. sp tritici (Pst).
We focus on the identification and cloning of the molecular components conferring resistance to Pst in nonhost species such as Hordeum vulgare (barley) and Brachypodium distachyon to ultimately deliver them into wheat. We are using a combination of map-based cloning, association genetics and Next Generation Sequencing techniques.
Research AssistantThe Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2006 - 2010
Postdoctoral Research AssociateCentre for Research in Agricultural Genomes (CRAG), Barcelona, Spain
2003 - 2006
Postdoctoral Research AssociateUniversity of East Anglia, UK
2000 - 2003
Postdoctoral Research AssociateJohn Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
1998 - 2000
Marie Curie Postdoctoral FellowJohn Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
1994 - 1997
PhD StudentUniversity of Seville, Spain
1992 - 1994
Industry Postgraduate FellowERN Laboratories S.A. & University of Seville, Spain
Barley MLA3 recognizes the host-specificity determinant PWL2 from rice blast (M. oryzae)