Professor Nicholas Talbot FRS
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter
Nicholas Talbot is distinguished for his discoveries contributing to our knowledge of how fungi cause disease in plants. He has elucidated the molecular processes of cell differentiation and autophagic cell death in fungi causing diseases such as rice blast. He has shown how these processes are intimately involved in virulence and pathogenicity and are orchestrated to enable the complex cellular processes that enable a filamentous fungus to invade healthy plants. His work is characterised by a combination of molecular, genetic, genomic and cell biological approaches.
Cereal killers: understanding how fungi infect plants (MP3)