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Dr Matthew Denton-Giles

Dr Matthew Denton-Giles Dr Matthew Denton-Giles

PhD Plant Biology

Position Research Associate
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Centre for Crop Disease Management
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 303
Phone 08 9266 2369

Brief Summary

Matthew’s current research focus is the major crop pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. This pathogen has over 400 hosts, including economically significant crop plants like Brassica napus (canola). Current methods for controlling Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) in Brassica napus rely heavily on cultural practices and fungicide application. To compliment these methods, Matthew aims to determine whether genetic resistance to SSR exists within Brassica napus. Furthermore, genetically modified Brassica napus plants that are able to resist SSR will be developed and tested.

Employment History

1/15 – present     Research Associate, Centre of Crop and Disease Management, Curtin University.

1/09 – 01/11        Research/ Teaching Technician, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Massey University.

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Lecturer - Applied Genetics

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Research Interests

Agriculture, Plant pathology, Molecular biology, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum pathogenicity, Host resistance

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Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)


Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories


Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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