Postdoctoral Researcher (Saunders Group)

The Saunders group focuses on studying (re-)emerging plant pathogens that pose significant threats to UK agriculture. They use an array of different approaches, integrating molecular genetics, microbiology, plant pathology, population genetics, genomics and data mining to improve our understanding of how pathogens cause disease. The appointee will work on the obligate biotrophic pathogen Puccinia striiformis which causes yellow rust (YR) disease, which is a major threat to cereal crops and grasses worldwide, with each host infected by a different forma specialis of the fungus.