Announcement of opportunity: Understanding and countering plant bacterial disease

12 June 2019

BBSRC, on behalf also of Defra, NERC and the Scottish Government, have announced a call for research to address threats to UK plant health and biosecurity from bacterial diseases.

Proposals are invited for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of bacterial plant pathogens and their interactions with host plants, invertebrate vectors and the wider environment.

This call is the second phase of a wider programme on bacterial plant diseases supported by UK Research & Innovation's Strategic Priorities Fund. It will complement the work of the recently established BRIGIT consortium focused on Xylella fastidiosa by funding studies of a variety of diseases.

Closing date for this call: 16:00 on 25 July 2019.

For further information on the call please see the BBSRC website - external link. A town hall meeting for the programme has previously been announce and is being held on 21 June in London.