Fran Lopez-Ruiz

Theme Leader / Project Leader / Associate Professor

Fran has been studying fungicide resistance since 2002 and completed his PhD at University of Malaga (Spain) and The John Innes Centre (UK) in 2010. Since joining Curtin University in 2011, Fran has led the Fungicide Resistance Group, which aims to understand how fungicide resistance develops and how to improve the management of fungicides to reduce the impact of diseases in the field.

He has played a pivotal role in the discovery of fungicide resistance in barley powdery mildew, providing extension messages on how to manage resistance and helping to fast track the release of new fungicides. He currently tests fast, accurate and reliable technology to monitor fungicide resistance in the field, to help prevent disease reaching epidemic levels.

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