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E: Sarah Holdgate
Sarah is responsible for the overall management of cereal pathology programmes, including Recommended and National List testing, specialised cereal pathology services and the UKCPVS, and will be involved in the development of some associated research. She also works alongside NIAB’s pre-breeding teams, with significant input into the characterisation of disease resistance in a range of experimental breeding resources.
A graduate in Applied Biology from the University of Bath, with a PhD in plant pathology from Rothamsted Research and Cranfield University, Sarah was previously at RAGT Seeds where she was the plant breeding pathologist, heading up the European Cereals Pathology Support Group for the breeding company.