Dr Giles Budge
Head of Science, Fera
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01904 462375
- Address: Fera Science Ltd. (Fera)
National Agri-Food Innovation Campus
I am an applied scientist with expertise in pathology, apiculture, molecular biology and crop protection. My goal is to find intelligent solutions for real-world problems that ultimately influence policy makers and help industry. I am currently Head of Crop Science at Fera and have 20 years’ experience of applied research from across three national organisations. I believe that high quality outputs are more likely to result from interdisciplinary science and my ethos is to work collaboratively rather than in isolation. My research interests include:
• Applying molecular methods to further understand the biology and control of pathogens
• Using novel diagnostics to support decision making in the field
• Combining modelling and experimental approaches to elucidate disease aetiology
• Understanding biogeography and phenotypic variation in pathogen and host populations
• Characterising endemic and emerging parasites and predicting likely impact
- Gillespie MAK, Baude M, Biesmeijer J, Boatman N, Budge GE, Crowe A, Memmott J, Morton RD, Pietravalle S, Potts SG, Senapathi D, Smart SM, Kunin WE. A method for the objective selection of landscape-scale study regions and sites at the national level. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Jacques A, Laurent M, Ribiere-Chabert M, Saussac M, Bougeard S, Budge GE, Hendrikx P, Chauzat M-P. A pan-European epidemiological study reveals honey bee colony survival depends on beekeeper education and disease control. PLoS ONE 2017, 12(3), e0172591.
- Keeling MJ, Datta S, Franklin DN, Flatman I, Wattam A, Brown M, Budge GE. Efficient use of sentinel sites: Detection of invasive honeybee pests and diseases in the UK. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2017, 14, 20160908.
- Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, Sagastume S, Juarranz Á, Dias-Almeida J, Budge GE, Meana A, Boonham N. Microsporidia infection impacts the host cells cycle and reduces cell apoptosis. PLoS ONE 2017, 12(2), e0170183.
- Keeling MJ, Franklin DN, Datta S, Brown MA, Budge GE. Predicting the spread of the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) following its incursion into Great Britain. Scientific Reports 2017, 7(1), 6240.
- Budge GE, Hodgetts J, Jones EP, Ostoja-Starzewski JC, Hall J, Tomkies V, Semmence N, Brown M, Wakefield M, Stainton K. The invasion, provenance and diversity of Vespa velutina Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in Great Britain. PLoS ONE 2017, 12(9), e0185172.
- Budge GE, Adams I, Thwaites R, Pietravalle S, Drew GC, Hurst GDD, Tomkies V, Boonham N, Brown M. Identifying bacterial predictors of honey bee health. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 2016, 141, 41-44.
- Woodhall JW, Webb KM, Giltrap PM, Adams IP, Peters JC, Budge GE, Boonham N. A new large scale soil DNA extraction procedure and real-time PCR assay for the detection of Sclerotium cepivorum in soil. European Journal of Plant Pathology 2012, 134(3), 467-473.
- Budge GE, Shaw MW, Lambourne C, Jennings P, Clayburn R, Boonham N, McPherson M. Characterization and origin of infection of Rhizoctonia solani associated with Brassica oleracea crops in the UK. Plant Pathology 2009, 58(6), 1059-1070.
- Garrido C, Carbu M, Fernandez-Acero FJ, Boonham N, Colyer A, Cantoral JM, Budge G. Development of protocols for detection of Colletotrichum acutatum and monitoring of strawberry anthracnose using real-time PCR. Plant Pathology 2009, 58(1), 43-51.
- Budge GE, Shaw MW, Colyer A, Pietravalle S, Boonham N. Molecular tools to investigate Rhizoctonia solani distribution in soil. Plant Pathology 2009, 58(6), 1071-1080.
- Budge GE, Loram J, Donovan G, Boonham N. RNA2 of Soil-borne cereal mosaic virus is detectable in plants of winter wheat grown from infected seeds. European Journal of Plant Pathology 2008, 120(1), 97-102.