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Prof

Paul Taylor

Professor
Agriculture And Food
pyrethrum
fungal plant pathogens
chilli
Brassica napus
Pythium
All fungi
Phytophthora
Colletotrichum spp
potato
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Prof

Paul Taylor

 
Division
Veterinary And Agricultural Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Host pathogen interaction
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Prof

Paul Taylor

 

Prof Taylor is a Professor of Plant Pathology with 25 years of research, teaching, and leadership experience in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He leads a world-class research team in fungal Plant Pathology of agricultural and horticultural crops which has achieved distinction in advancing research in the areas of: 1.

Plant Soil Health - Identification of fungal pathogens associated with yield decline of cropping systems

2. Biosecurity - Mitigating risk of incursion of exotic fungal pathogens; developing qPCR diagnostics

3. Fungal Pathogen Genomics - Genome sequencing, taxonomy, identification of pathogenicity factors

4. Biotechnology - Genetic transformation of fungal pathogens; and Genetic transformation of Brassica for cold tolerance

Prof Taylor is subject coordinator for the 3rd year subject Plant Pathology in the BSc Agriculture Major and BAgr. He has successfully supervised to completion 9 Masters & 37 PhD students (5 Masters and 26 as Principal) at the University of Melbourne and is currently involved in supervision of another 4 PhD (as Principal). As well he has co supervised postgraduate students in Thai Universities (Kasetsart and Maejo); and in University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Member of the Crawford Fund Victorian branch, American Phytopathology Society and Australasian Plant Pathology Society, and member of the International Sub commission on Colletotrichum Taxonomy.

Has active research collaborations with colleagues in the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Centre, an Institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands; Hong Kong University; Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia; and Chiang Mai University and Kasetsart University in Thailand.

Prof Taylor is Director (Indonesia) for FVAS which involves developing a strategic engagement plan with Institutes in Indonesia, for the Veterinary, Agriculture and Food divisions in the Faculty.

Projects

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28

Projects

Project Types


17

Research Grant


7

Research Contracts


4

Internal Research Grant


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Credentials

Positions


Professor

Agriculture And Food

Member

American Phytopathological Society

Member

Crawford Fund Victoria

Member

Australasian Plant Pathology Society

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Queensland

Master of Agricultural Science

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science (honours)

La Trobe University