The Moscou group

The Moscou group is located at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, United Kingdom. In 2010, the group was initially within the 2Blades Group. After an expansion in our research programme, the group became independent in 2014. Our initial research focus was on identifying novel sources of durable disease resistance to wheat stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici) and wheat stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici). Our research has now expanded to several themes including the genetic architecture of nonhost resistance in grasses to fungal pathogens, multiple pathogen recognition of R genes, molecular tradeoffs in immunity to biotrophs and necrotrophs, suppression of resistance in polyploid genomes, genomics of immunity in cereals, and pre-zygotic and post-zygotic hybridization barriers and their relationship to immunity.

Current members of the group include:

Name Starting Year Position
Sue Banfield 2012 Technician
Jan Bettgenhaeuser 2012 Post-doctoral scientist
Helen Brabham 2015 PhD student
Phon Green 2011 Greenhouse manager
Inmaculada Hernández-Pinzón 2010 Lab manager
Samuel Holden 2016 PhD student
Matthew Moscou 2010 Group leader

Alumni of the group include:

Name Year(s) Position
Victoria Auyeung 2014 Undergraduate student
Michael Barber 2012 Undergraduate student
Philippa Borrill 2010 Rotation PhD student
Shaun Clare 2015 - 2016 MSc student
Chris Clark 2011 - 2013 High school student
Georgina Cox 2013 - 2014 Technician
Andrew Dawson 2012 - 2015 PhD student
Marie Dengremont 2011 Undergraduate student
Peter Emmrich 2013 Rotation PhD student
John Ferguson 2011 - 2012 MSc student
Sixtine Flipo 2012 Undergraduate student
Matthew Gardiner 2011 - 2015 Technician
William Jackson 2015 - 2017 Research associate
William Kitcher 2016 - 2017 Undergraduate/Msc student
Peter Matthews 2011 MSc student
Katie O’Neill 2015 Technician
Maelys Ordoqui 2015 Undergraduate student
Richard Payne 2012 Rotation PhD student
Rebecca Spanner 2015 - 2016 MSc student
Amber Sturgess 2013 High school student
Lucy Veck 2017 Undergraduate student
Aizhan Zhussupova 2016 Visiting scientist

Last updated: 2017 June 6