Dr Lauren Chappell

Research Interests

My current postdoctoral research position looks at effector gene persistence in bacterial plant pathogens, I primarily work with the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola and its host the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).

I use a range of molecular and imaging techniques to monitor bacterial persistence in virulent and avirulent strains, including the development of biosensors to assess plant immunity. I also have a keen interest in seed pathology and systemic infections; leading several student projects on seed treatment technologies.

If you would like to know more about my research or are a student interested in working with me, please do get in touch.

Additional Affiliations


Contact Details
E: lauren.chappell@biology.ox.ac.uk
T: 01865275039
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Preston Lab