Louisa Perry

Research Assistant Molecules from Nature

Bacterial interactions with plant roots provide mutual benefits.

Streptomyces bacteria naturally produce antibiotics that protect plants from pathogens in return for resources.

Louisa will be supporting research in the laboratory focusing on Streptomyces interactions in wheat endospheres. This involves identifying root exudates and their related effects on Streptomyces.

Understanding these interactions could lead to developments in the protection of crops from diseases.