Kasia is a Senior Research Officer at the Centre for Crop and Disease management and has been providing research support to a dynamic group of scientists and students in the area of wheat diseases for almost two decades. Previously the focus of her work has included characterisation of mutant fungi and necrotrophic effector studies with interests in fungal-plant infection through confocal microscopy.
Currently her work has shifted more towards molecular marker discovery in wheat mapping populations to support breeders through large scale disease screens combined with molecular technologies. She enjoys working in a diverse environment ranging from laboratory to field research. She has made significant contributions to multiple science papers and as part of the “Wheat Disease Team” was nominated for a 2014 Eureka prize for her work in effector assisted breeding.