P.H. Gregory Prize

The Board of BSPP wishes to encourage young plant pathologists and others who are eligible to take part in the P. H. Gregory prize, which is awarded for the presentation of an oral paper at the Presidential Meeting each year. The P.H. Gregory Competition is open (a) to members of BSPP who have not previously presented a paper to a meeting of a learned society and (b) to all registered postgraduate students, whether or not they are members the society, or have presented a paper before to a meeting of a learned society. Contestants should not have entered the P.H. Gregory competition previously. Those wishing to take part in this years competition should contact the Programme Secretary.

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Past winners of the prize are:

2017 Kathryn Hales Understanding the ecology and epidemiology of Pythium violae to enable disease management in carrot crops
2016 Douglas Pyott Engineering of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated virus resistance in transgene free Arabidopsis plants
2015 Fay Newbery Maintaining oilseed rape yield in a changing climate: modelling for a warmer future
2014 Laura Stevens Shuffling resistance genes to protect solanaceous plants
2013 Rebekah Robinson Bacterial endophytes in wheat: isolation, community structure and in planta localisation
2012 Ruth Bryant Effect of temperature on wheat resistance to yellow rust
2011 Nichola Hawkins Fungicide resistance in Rhynchosporium secalis
2009 Helen Lovell Bacterial evolution by genomic island transfer occurs via DNA transformation in planta
2008 Siân Deller Reactive oxygen species-related genes in the wheat pathogen Mycosphaerella graminicola
2007 Mary Illes Role of Nitric Oxide and Nitric Oxide Synthases in Magnaporthe grisea
2006 Mary Coates Searching for Avirulence Genes in Hyaloperonospora parasitica
2005 Biswanath Das Control of grey leaf spot disease in Africa
2003 Sarah Coulthurst Bacterial Communication: the Role of luxS in a Plant and an Animal Pathogen
2002 S. Surujdeo-Maharaj An optimised inoculation method to screen cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) for resistance to Witches Broom Disease caused by Crinipellis perniciosa
2000 Jack Peart Identification of genes required for N-mediated resistance against TMV by virus-induced gene silencing.
1999 T. Gilles The effects of environmental factors on light leaf spot epidemics on winter oilseed rape in the UK.
1998 E. Reichert-Zelinger  
1997 A.J. Hilton Relationship between height and resistance to fusarium ear blight in wheat
1996 E. Moses Stem tip dieback of cassava: identification and virulence of the causal organism.
1995 P. Bittner-Eddy  
1994 A.K. Lees  
1993 K.R. Green  
1992 J.H. Crouch  
1991 A. Okoli