PhD student at University of Edinburgh, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
Jade is fascinated by plants and how they cope with environmental stresses, particularly how they respond to pathogen infection. Her previous work has varied from working on palm tree morphology at Kew Gardens, to molecular plant pathology in crops at a vegetable breeding company in the Netherlands. Currently, she is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. Her work focuses on trying to uncover how plants regulate their responses to environmental stresses by signalling via oxidants and antioxidant systems. She has a keen interest in the dissemination of plant health knowledge gathered in academic and research settings to those who it will help in the field, demonstrated by her work with organisations such as CABI. She received her BSc in Biology from the University of Leeds and her MRes in Plant and Microbial Biology from the University of Sheffield.