Weibin Ma

A photo of one of our researchers in their office


After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Protection, I chose to continue studying biological science as a master student, working on the functional analysis of pathogenicity-related genes of rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. Since 2013, I have worked in Professor Gero Steinberg’s group at the University of Exeter as a research technician, focused on molecular and cell biology research of wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici and corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis. I joined Professor Nick Talbot’s research group in 2018 as a research technician to provide a wide range of research activities, including the cultivation and manipulation of filamentous fungal pathogens, molecular cloning and gene identification and characterisation.

Job history

  • 2018 -


    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2013 - 2018

    Research Technician

    University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
  • 2011 - 2012

    High School Teacher

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • 2008 - 2011

    MSc Plant Pathology

    Zhejiang University, China