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Monday, 28 October 2013, 1:00PM
Museum of London

Fungal Threats to our Crops and Trees

Professor Francis Cox DSc

Fungal infections present major threats to the health of the world’s most important crops - rice, wheat, maize, potatoes, soybean and sugarcane - and are responsible for massive economic losses throughout the world. Fungal diseases of trees, including Chestnut blight, Dutch elm disease, Sudden oak death, Red band needle blight and Ash dieback (Chalara) are also increasing threats not only to our landscape but also to our timber industry.

Part of the Mondays at One Autumn series.

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Emeritus Gresham Professor of Physic and former Acting Provost at Gresham College, Professor Francis Cox graduated in Zoology with Parasitology as his Special Subject at the University of Exeter. After postgraduate training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine he joined King's College London where he worked until 1997 as Professor of Zoology and Professor of Parasite Immunology. He also served as Dean of Science in the University of London.
He was appointed Professor of Physic at Gresham College in 1992 and later became Acting Provost of the College of which he is now a Fellow.
He has served on various WHO and other international and national expert committees and has held visiting professorships at UK and overseas universities. He has been Editor of Trends in Parasitology,  Parasitology and the Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and served on several editorial boards. He is a member of the Open University's Research Degrees Management Group and his current interests are in the history of tropical medicine and parasitology.

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28 October 2013

Fungal Threats to our Crops and Trees
Professor Francis Cox DSc

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