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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Professor Carr investigates how virus infection influences interactions of plants with other organisms and plants’ ability to withstand environmental stresses. His research interests include viral subversion of plant resistance, viral gene expression, plant-virus-insect vector interactions, and the effects of virus infection on interactions of plants with beneficial insects such as pollinators. He collaborates extensively on these topics internationally, and particularly with colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa.

A fellow of both the Linnean Society and of the Royal Society of Biology, he is Associate Editor of New Phytologist and a member of the editorial board of  Virology.

He is a member of the following committees:

  • Management Board of the Global Challenges Research Fund Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses (CONNECTED)
  • Steering Committee, Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre
  • Steering Committee, Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Head of Group, Virology & Molecular Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Sciences
Professor John  Carr
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plant disease resistance