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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group


Research Overview

I’m a PhD student working in Sebastian Eves-van den Akker's group working on plant parasitic nematodes. 

Largely our understanding of nematode parasitism is held back by the lack of tools to study them (both molecular and high throughput). 

My project aims to build the solutions to allow us to study plant-plant parasitic nematode interaction more efficiently and in more detail, and how to use that knowledge to build resistance against this pest.


Key Publications

A low-cost and open-source solution to automate imaging and analysis of cyst nematode infection assays for Arabidopsis thaliana, 2022, bioRxiv

Toward genetic modification of plant-parasitic nematodes: delivery of macromolecules to adults and expression of exogenous mRNA in second stage juveniles, 2021, G3

Postgraduate Student
Olaf Kranse

Contact Details

Email address: 
Crop Science Centre,
Lawrence Weaver Road,
01223 342200