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
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
Our innate crop team is seeking combinatorial solutions that will improve resistance to Corn Stalk and Ear Rots.
Sarah's Blog on Fusarium Wilt disease
Follow Sarah's experiences in developing bananas that are resistant against Fusarium Wilt Disease.
Training the next generation of plant science leaders and entrepreneurs.
Scoop-it Norwich Rust Group
Key publications on rust fungi, curated by Peter van Esse.
Latest updates on plant pathogens, curated by Yogesh Gupta.