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Chinthani Karandeni Dewage is a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Life and Medical Sciences. She has expertise in the area of plant pathology, especially on diseases caused by fungal plant pathogens. Her current research aims to exploit plant and fungal genomics and molecular genetics to improve the understanding of major fungal diseases affecting oilseed rape cultivation in the UK. Her postdoctoral research focuses on developing integrated control strategies for phoma stem canker pathogens (Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa) on Brassica napus (oilseed rape). She has also been working on the B. napus-Pyrenopeziza brassicae (light leaf spot) pathosystem with emphasis on understanding specific host-pathogen interactions and identification of major gene-mediated and quantitative resistance against P. brassicae.
Chinthani is a member of the Royal Society of Biology and the British Society for Plant Pathology. She represents the School of Life and Medical Sciences on the UH Research Development Group as the early career research representative for the school.
- Molecular plant-pathogen interactions
- Exploitation of genetics and genomics to improve crop production
- Host resistance against fungal plant pathogens
- Molecular marker development and QTL mapping
- Pathogen population studies
PhD (University of Hertfordshire, UK, 2019)
MSc (University of Hertfordshire, UK, 2012)
BSc (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009)
Plant Pathology, PhD, University of Hertfordshire
Award Date: 31 Jan 2019
Environmental Management, MSc, University of Hertfordshire
Award Date: 31 Mar 2012
Botany, BSc, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Award Date: 30 Sep 2009
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Effects of cultivar resistance and efficacy of fungicides on control of phoma stem canker pathogens of oilseed rape.
24/06/19 → 30/08/19
Leptosphaeria biglobosa inhibits production of the sirodesmin PL by L. maculansFortune, J., Bingol, E., Qi, A., Baker, D., Ritchie, F., Karandeni Dewage, C. S., Fitt, B. & Huang, Y., 3 Nov 2022, In: Pest Management Science. PS7275.
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Effective control of Leptosphaeria maculans increases importance of L. biglobosa as a cause of phoma stem canker epidemics on oilseed rapeJonathan S West, 26 Oct 2022, In: Pest Management Science. 7248.
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QTL mapping for resistance against Pyrenopeziza brassicae derived from a Brassica napus secondary gene poolKarandeni Dewage, C. S., Cools, K., Stotz, H., Qi, A., Huang, Y., Wells, R. & Fitt, B., 4 Feb 2022, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 13 , 13 p., 786189.
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Effects of cultivar resistance and fungicide application on stem canker of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) and potential interseasonal transmission of Leptosphaeria spp. inoculumFortune, J. A., Qi, A., Ritchie, F., Karandeni Dewage, C. S., Fitt, B. & Huang, Y., Dec 2021, In: Plant Pathology. 70, 9, p. 2115-2124 10 p.
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Interactions in the Brassica napus-Pyrenopeziza brassicae pathosystem and sources of resistance to P. brassicae (light leaf spot)Karandeni Dewage, C. S., Qi, A., Stotz, H. U., Huang, Y. & Fitt, B. D. L., 24 Aug 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Plant Pathology. 70, 9, 11 p.
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