Helen Rees


  • West Mains Road, Kings Buildings, Peter Wilson Building

    EH9 3JG Edinburgh

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

My interests focus on fungal plant pathogens, particularly their biology and control. I investigate the use of biological control agents to control plant pathogens in horticultural and agricultural sectors.   


I deliver teaching for the following SRUC modules:

  • Plant Protection: Integrated Approaches (Horticulture)
  • Organic Production Systems
  • Plant Biotic interactions
  • New Perspectives in Plant Protection


2019 - 2020 (MSc project) ‘Investigating the biocontrol activity of Trichoderma spp. endophytes for the control of Armillaria mellea.’ University of Bristol.


2017 – 2021: Biological control of Armillaria root rot using endophytic Trichoderma species.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Bristol

Sep 2017Mar 2021

Bachelor, University of Aberdeen

Sep 2010Jun 2014

External positions

Forest Research

Jul 2014Sep 2017


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