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Professor Gary Foster

Professor Gary Foster

Professor Gary Foster
B.Sc. (QUB), Ph.D.(QUB)

Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology

Area of research

Molecular Plant Pathology and Fungal Biology

Office Life Sciences: 302
Life Sciences Building,
24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 39 41178

Research summary

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Virology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Virology
  • Molecular Mycology

Gary’s research is focused on investigating a range of interconnecting themes that include plant virology, plant pathology, plant molecular biology, molecular mycology and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary approach to this research is one of the strong selling points, along with a vibrant lab community and the strong supervisory team, which has been supported by a range of funding sources continuously since 1992. This has included funding from the BBSRC, DEFRA, LESARS, Royal Society, the Wellcome Trust, DfID/ODA, Rothamsted International, and collaborative funding with agricultural industries and institutes, such CSL-York ...

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Gary Foster graduated in Microbiology from the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 1986 and received his PhD in Plant Virology in 1990 from QUB. After a short period of postdoctoral research at University of Leicester with Prof Rod Scott & Prof John Draper, he was awarded an AFRC (to become BBSRC) Advance Research Fellowship in 1992.  In 1996, he moved to the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, becoming Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology.  In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

Gary is currently an elected Member of University Council ...

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