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Bill Bishop

Bill Bishop

MPhil Student
Cereal symbioses

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My work centres on pre-symbiotic signalling between rice and mycorrhizal fungi. During this MPhil project, I aim to characterise proteins that interact with rice’s chitin elicitor receptor kinase 1 (CERK1) – a multifunctional receptor known to regulate symbiotic, immunity and developmental responses. During my undergraduate studies at the Department of Plant Sciences, Cambridge I worked within the Molecular Physiology group to develop and apply a computational pipeline for the identification of mechanisms able to drive tissue level-specific gene expression.