Prof. Rob Jackson

Time of writing: 2019


Rob Jackson is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading. He has more than 25 years' experience working on plant pathology problems. Research topics include the study of bacterial pathogenesis, most recently in tree pathology studying Horse Chestnut and Oak; the role of surfactants in bacterial motility and biocontrol; the identification and characterisation of bacteriophage for biocontrol; and analysis of how bacteria can kill aphids. He collaborates widely in both the UK and globally, and has delivered teaching and research seminars in diverse locations abroad. He has previously served BSPP as an elected board member and was involved in developing the outreach role. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Akureyri, Iceland, currently sits on the Action Oak Research & Monitoring sub-committee and serves as Senior Editor for Molecular Plant Pathology.