Welcome to the blog and hub page of the 2Blades Group in Norwich. We are a translational research site of the 2Blades Foundation and are embedded in The Sainsbury Laboratory. Here we work with our colleagues to advance durable disease resistance solutions to help ensure food security. This page links to research programs of the 2Blades Foundation (see below) as well as blogs and curated literature pages from group members.

If you would like to know what it would be like to work in the 2Blades Group, please check out our blog.

Link through to 2Blades project pages and blogs from researchers in the group by clicking on the pictures

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Asian Soybean Rust

In the 2Blades Group at The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) we aim to understand the basic biology of the obligate biotrophic fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of Asian soybean rust (ASR). We are using this knowledge to develop and deploy durable and race-independent resistance in collaboration with Dupont Pioneer and the Universidade Federal de Viçosa.

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Corn Stalk and Ear Rots

Our innate crop team is seeking combinatorial solutions that will improve resistance to Corn Stalk and Ear Rots.

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Sarah's Blog on Fusarium Wilt disease

Follow Sarah's experiences in developing bananas that are resistant against Fusarium Wilt Disease.

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2Blades-TSL Masterclass

Training the next generation of plant science leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Scoop-it Norwich Rust Group

Key publications on rust fungi, curated by Peter van Esse.

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Scoop-it Plant pathogens

Latest updates on plant pathogens, curated by Yogesh Gupta.

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Where we work

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Who we work for