Rose McKeon

PhD Researcher

I am interested in discovering the genetic basis of biopesticide resistance evolution in Helicoverpa armigera (the cotton bollworm). The work I am a part of looks at how differing environments can move the goalposts in order to disrupt the evolution of resistant traits. My goal is to contribute to an understanding that has the potential to improve food security whilst also encouraging more sustainable farming practices.

My PhD forms part of the ENDORSE project and won NERC funding via the IAPETUS2 Doctoral Training Partnership.