Christopher Stephens

Christopher Stephens

Research assistant

Research group: Crop pathogen immunity

Christopher Stephens


Chris is a research assistant/associate within the Crop Pathogen Immunity group with Lida Derevnina at the Crop Science Centre. Chris completed his PhD at Rothamsted Research (and University of Nottingham), focused on enhancing the understanding of a gene-for-gene interaction between the wheat resistance gene Stb6 and the Zymoseptoria tritici effector AvrStb6. Subsequently, Chris was employed as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne, where he worked on the identification of plant host genetic factors underpinning beneficial interactions with the fungal endophyte Serendipita indica. Chris' research interests focus on the molecular basis for plant-microbe interactions and plant immunity.

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