Professor Tony Moore has been awarded over £1 million for the continuation of research into the development of novel fungicides, in what is the first Industrial Partnership Award received by the University of Sussex. Professor Moore has worked closely with the Sussex Innovation Centre over a number of years to realise commercial opportunities for the development of fungicide resistance inhibitors.
The award, from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), in collaboration with
"Fungicides play a key role in the control of diseases in crops, and are a vital part of ensuring global food security," said Professor Moore. "Our work has provided us with the platform to design novel compounds, specifically targeted to the alternative oxidase in fungi that attack major cereal crops such as wheat,
The work is set to be carried out in collaboration with
"We are very pleased to offer this support to the project, and we look forward to our continuing collaboration with regard to the research, involving the undoubted skills of both of our organisations," said John Misselbrook, Managing Director of