ISCLB 2024


Megan McDonald

Assistant Professor

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Megan uses next-generation sequencing tools identify and characterise virulence genes from fungal pathogens of wheat and barley. To do this Megan has worked extensively with long-read de novo genome assembly, genome annotation and transposon annotation. Megan’s background is in population genetics of plant pathogens, studying their origins and global movement during her graduate studies. More recent interests include transposon mediated horizontal gene transfer and 3D chromosomal reconstruction techniques using sequencing data.

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Talks at this conference:
 Fr, 9:05 Sanctuary: A Starship transposon facilitating the movement of the virulence factor ToxA in fungal wheat pathogens ! Live