Adrian is the Senior Plant Virologist at Fera. As lead virologist, his role is to deliver a high-quality virology diagnostic service to a wide range of UK and overseas government and commercial clients.
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Adrian has participated as an external expert on working groups for European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), including co-authorship of a scientific opinion/risk assessment on Pospiviroids and risk assessment on Chrysanthemum stunt viroid. Adrian has authored or co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers, New Disease Reports and book chapters. He is also a member of the International Committee on Plant Virus Epidemiology and is the chair of the European Association of Potato Research Virology Section.
utilises a range of both cutting edge and traditional techniques to
provide comprehensive diagnostic service covering viruses, viroids and
phytoplasmas across the global spectrum of agricultural and
Fera offers a suite of crop health services, resources, testing facilities and expertise to help farmers, growers and the food industry to improve yields, reduce costs and develop sustainable solutions.
Fox, A., Rozado, Z., Adams, I.P., Skelton, A., Dickinson, M. and Boonham, N. (2017). Investigating the viral causes of internal necrosis in carrot. Acta Hortic. 1153, 245-250 DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1153.36 https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1153.36
Rozado¬Aguirre Z., Marais A., Svanella¬-Dumas L., Faure C., Latour F., Villeneuve F., Dickinson M., Fox A., Boonham N., Candresse T. (2017) First report of Carrot torradovirus-1 (CaTV1), a member of the Torradovirus genus, infecting carrots in France. Plant Disease http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-01-17-0095-PDN
Fox A., Collins L., Macarthur R., Blackburn L.F. and Northing P. (2017) New aphid vectors and efficiency of transmission of Potato virus A and strains of Potato virus Y in the UK, Plant Pathology. 66, 2 pp325-335 doi: 10.1111/ppa.12561
Fox A., Fowkes A., Buxton-Kirk A., Jackson L., Forde S., Ward R., MacIvor A., Harju V., Skelton A., and Adams I.P., (2016) First report of Potato aucuba mosaic virus in Solanum jasminoides in the United Kingdom, New Disease Reports, 34, 32. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2016.034.032
18th April 2018: SFAM - Applications of Plant Pathology: From Field to Clinic, London, UK.
10th-15th July 2017: European Association of Potato Research meeting in Versailles, France.
Diagnostic assay validation and applied research on the epidemiology of viruses and viroids.
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