Plants are continuously exposed to many different microorganisms, including pathogens as well as many beneficial microbes. In this project, we'll use a molecular approach to identify genes that confer disease resistance in plants, and a biodiscovery approach to identify new anti-microbial compounds from beneficial soil microbes in the rhizosphere. You can work on any aspect of the project.

Location: St Lucia

Supervisors: Professor Peer Schenk

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details

Project members

Professor Peer Schenk

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences