Richard Buggs is a Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and a Senior Research Leader at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. His research uses evolutionary genomics methods to understand the basis of pest and pathogen susceptibility of plants. His main project explores the genomics of ash tree species and their susceptibility to the fungal disease, ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxineus).

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