Jake Newitt

Postgraduate Researcher Molecules from Nature, Plant Health

Streptomyces are well known for the production of varied secondary metabolites of industrial and clinical importance, producing two thirds of antibiotics used clinically today.

These bacteria can associate with a range of host Eukaryotes, antimicrobial compounds promote disease suppressive environments.

Jake is interested in how these soil dwelling bacteria colonise the roots of plants, in order to confer benefits like resistance to disease and improved yields.