Dr Thomas Adams

Postdoctoral Scientist Designing Future Wheat

Thomas is interested in understanding the population dynamics of the wheat yellow rust pathogen.

This disease causes devastating epidemics resulting in large losses to wheat production.

Through the use of sequencing data of yellow rust samples from the RustWatch programme, the variation between isolates from different locations can be assessed. This variation can then be used to improve the understanding of this important disease and devise strategies for reducing its impact.