Beverley Harris


16th April 2012:

MBPP Conference

I chaired the first session entitled 'Control' at the 18th MBPP Conference held at Reading University (April 2012)

16th April 2012:

MBPP Conference

Presented a talk illustrating my [most] recent results regarding antagonistic interactions between plants, necrotrophic fungi and saprophytic fungi. It would appear that Trichoderma hamatum display both plant growth promoting and biocontrol abilities when brassica crops are inoculated with Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. A significant difference in both fresh and dry root/ shoot weights show that crop protection as well as enhanced plant growth is achievable with Trichoderma hamatum.

19th September 2010:

MBPP 2010 Meeting: River Dart, Devon.

Molecular Biology of Plant Pathology.

Gave oral presentation at the end of my first year. Involved interpretation of my current statistical evidence that displayed plant growth promoting abilities of Trichoderma hamatum.

19 - 21st September 2010.

Graduate School Skills Workshops

July 2010:

Spectroscopy in a suitcase

The Royal Society of Chemistry has introduced a novel scheme to introduce analytic chemistry to children between the ages of 12- 18 yrs. The spectrometer is a small portable device that enables children to witness the electronical phenomenon that ocurs by vaporisation and detection of atoms that compose compounds.

April 2010:

Advance SPSS

SPSS is a software package that enable statistical analyses. Visual diagrams are suitable for publication.

March 2010:

Introduction to R

R is a software platform that enables statistical analyses, interpretation and presentation that is suitable for publication.

January 2010:

Visualising data

How to improve current skills in presenting scientific data to a world wide audience in a succinct fashion.

February 2009:

Introduction to BioLinux

BioLinux is a software platform that enables the user to create and manipulate biological 3D images for publication. Used in conjunction with globally known databases; homology, BLAST searches and phylogenetic traits can be performed with excellent results.