Culham Research Group blog

Culham Research Group Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:28:30 +0000
  • EMA conference / Ohrid, Macedonia
    Following last months Powdery Mildew Workshop in Eger, Hungary, I toured eastern Hungary; Tokaj and Debrecen, before travelling to Belgrade, Serbia, and Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia and Herzegovina was particularly beautiful with winding roads ambling through the … Continue reading
  • Powdery Mildew Genomics Workshop 2017
    The 7th Powdery Mildew Genomics Workshop 2017 concluded on Friday 15th September, 2017. The meeting followed on from another powdery mildew summer school, which I was unable to attend, and both were well hosted by the Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, Hungary. … Continue reading
  • PhD Viva, Corrections, Thesis submission, and Graduation
    On 7th June 2017 the ‘Increasing accuracy of Powdery Mildew (Ascomycota, Erysiphales) identification using previously untapped DNA regions’ thesis was examined. Corrections for the thesis were accepted on 19th June and the Thesis was printed, bound, and submitted on 21st … Continue reading
  • Chelsea Flower Show 2017
    The Chelsea Flower Show is without doubt one of the most famous flower shows in the world.  This year, I had the chance to work with commercial and amateur gorwers of carnivorous plants to put together an educational stand for … Continue reading
  • Plantago moorei Rahn, Holotype at RNG
    The herbarium at Reading University has a large collection of plants from Tierra Del Fuego and the Falkland Islands collected by Professor David Moore quite early in his research career. Among these is a tiny plant collected in 1964 and … Continue reading
  • Palm trees in British Gardens
    With the publication of the RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate report raises questions on what will grow well in future british gardens. Here we launch a survey of which palms are currently grown outside in the UK to get an … Continue reading
  • PhD Conferences 2013-2017
    During my time as a PhD student at the University of Reading I have been lucky enough to attend a number of conferences, summer schools, and annual meetings and take part in various other outreach events. With a little more … Continue reading
  • Powdery Mildew Identification: Improving accuracy using previously untapped DNA regions
    Here is the poster I will deliver at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2017 (3 – 6 April) at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland. It aims to offer an insight into the development of powdery mildew identification techniques since the start … Continue reading
  • Microbiology Society – Annual Conference 2017
    Next week (Monday 3 April to Thursday 6 April) I will be travelling to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2017 Annual Conference for the Microbiology Society; my first time North of the border into Scotland. I will be presenting the Powdery Mildew Identification poster. … Continue reading
  • Sideritis juryi Holotype
    A photograph of the Holotype of Sideritis juryi held at University of Reading Herbarium is shown below. This species was named in honour of Dr Stephen Jury, curator of RNG for many years and now retired.       Curiously … Continue reading

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