Mr Manuel Zander
Manuel completed a Bachelor of Biotechnology with Honours at the University of Queensland in 2010, studying the plant pathogen interaction between Brassica species and their fungal pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans. He then continued on with a PhD in the same field of research at UQ, under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Batley and Prof. David Edwards
The goal of my research is to gain understanding into the specific host-pathogen relationship between Brassica species and their pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans. He is currently engaged in determining the extent of genetic diversity between different L. maculans isolates in relation to geographic area and agronomic practice.
An important part of his work also involves studying and characterising the genes that are involved in this specific plant pathogen interaction.
Hayward A, Mason A, Dalton-Morgan J, Zander M, Edwards D, and? Batley J (2012) SNP discovery and applications in Brassica napus. J Plant Biotechnol 39:1-12