William Thomas

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After finishing his BSc with Honours at UWA in 2018, majoring in Botany and Genetics, Will commenced his PhD in the School of Biological Sciences in 2020 under the supervisor of Prof. Jacqueline Batley. 

Will's research interests lie in crop genomics and plant-pathogen interactions. His PhD project focusses on blackleg disease, a devasting fungal disease that heavily impacts the Australian canola industry. The aim of his project is to identify new sources of genetic resistance to blackleg in canola. 

Teaching overview

BIOL1130 - Frontiers in Biology (Lab Demonstrator)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Botany , BSc (First Class Honours), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 31 Oct 2018


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