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DR ALEXANDRE LEARY

Head of Fungicide Discovery

After completing a BSc in Biology, Alex undertook an MRes and PhD in Molecular Plant and Microbial Interactions at Imperial College London where he investigated the molecular basis of plant immunity against the oomycete Phytophthora infestans. Before joining Baccuico, Alex was a postdoctoral researcher at The Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, UK.

 

Joining Baccuico in March 2021, Alex leads the discovery and screening of novel fungicides against a variety of fungal and oomycete targets.

 

Outside the lab, you can find Alex on the climbing wall or on an outdoors adventure with his dog.