Lauren Farwell awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Lauren Farwell who has successfully completed her studies, defended her thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Lauren’s project was: The epidemiology and management of Cladosporium on raspberry.

Samantha Lynn awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Samantha Lynn who has successfully completed her studies, defended her thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Samantha’s project was: Identifying novel powdery mildew susceptibility and resistance genes in strawberry. Samantha has secured employment with a pharmaceutical company in North Kent.

Eithne Browne awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Eithne Browne who has successfully completed her studies, defended her thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Eithne’s project was: Is there more to raspberry root rot that Phytophthora rubi? Eithne has secured employment as a research scientist working for Teagasc investigating the potato, faba bean and barley microbiome.

George Onoufriou awarded a PhD

Congratulations to George Onoufriou who has successfully completed his studies, defended his thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of George’s project was: The augmented agronomist: Synthesis of AI, ML and robotics to assist decision support

Chris Cook awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Chris Cook who has successfully completed his studies, defended his thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of his project was: Understanding soil resilience to improve tree health

Nicholas Doddrell awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Nicholas Doddrell who has successfully completed his studies, defended his thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Nicholas’ project was: Genetic manipulation of photosynthetic efficiency to increase strawberry yields

Matteo Luberti awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Matteo Luberti who has successfully completed his studies, defended his thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Matteo’s project was: Investigating durable resistance to Phytophthora cactorum in strawberry and apple

Carlota Gonzalez-Noguer awarded a Phd

Congratulations to Carlota Gonzalez-Noguer who has successfully completed her studies, defended her thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Carlota’s project was: Apple dormancy break in the context of climate change. Carlota has secured employment as a Quantitative Crop Physiologist with NIAB at East Malling.

Raymond Kirk awarded a Phd

Congratulations to Raymond Kirk who has successfully completed his studies, defended his thesis and been awarded a PhD. The title of Raymond’s project was: Strawberry detection, imaging and deep learning. Raymond has secured employment as Chief Technology Officer of FruitCast, a start-up business who plan to offer a crop forecasting service to strawberry growers.

Christina Conroy awarded a PhD

Congratulations to Christina Conroy who has successfully completed her studies, defended her thesis and been awarded a PhD in 2021. The title of Christina’s project was: Developing a ‘push-pull’ strategy for the management of Drosophila suzukii. Christina has secured employment in the fruit industry as a Technical Account Manager at Berry Gardens Growers.