Research groups

We're home to approximately 100 research scientists and scientific support staff, across six research groups headed by Nick Talbot, Jonathan Jones, Sophien Kamoun, Matthew Moscou, Wenbo Ma and Cyril Zipfel.

We're also proud to have a research partnership with the 2Blades Foundation who have a research group within the Laboratory headed by Kamil Witek.

Topics researched by the groups include: plant disease resistance genes, the biology of pathogen effector proteins, innate immune recognition in plants, signalling and cellular changes during plant-microbe interactions, plant and pathogen genomics, and biotechnological approaches to crop disease resistance.