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Pathologist, Phytophthora diagnostic laboratory.

Suzanne graduated from The University of Wales, Aberystwyth with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Microbiology and a Masters of Research in plant Physiology, adaptation and productivity. She went on to complete a PhD in Ecophysiology, quality improvement and mass production of fungal biological control agents in 2000 at Cranfield University. Suzanne worked as a Research Scientist at the Open University in the Planetary Science and Space Research Institute for 5 years before joining the Tree Health section at Forest Research in 2010.

Tree health

Forest Research

Alice Holt Lodge


Surrey GU10 4LH


Other Research

Impact of Phytophthora diseases (within the Advice and Scientific Support for Tree Health Programme).
Managing the Phytophthora Diagnostic Laboratory and mapping the distribution of damaging Phytophthora pathogens in Britain.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Pérez-Sierra A., Gorton C., Lewis A., Kalantarzadeh M., Sancisi-Frey S., Brown A.V., Hendry S. 2015. First report of shoot blight caused by Sirococcus tsugae on Atlantic cedar (Cedrus atlantica) in Britain.

Perez-Sierra A, Kalantarzadeh M, Sancisi-Frey S, Brasier CM, 2015. Phytophthora siskiyouensis causing stem lesions and cankers on Alnus incana. New Disease Reports 31, 17.

Cockell. C., Brack. A., Wynn-Williams D.D.(deceased)., Baglioni. P., Brandstatter. F., Demets. R., Edwards. H., Gronstal. A., Kurat. G., Lee. P., Osinski. G. R., Pearce. D., Pillinger. J., Roten. C.A., Sancisi-Frey. S. (2007). Interplanetary Transfer of Photosynthesis: An experimental demonstration of a Selective Dispersal Filter in Planetary Island Biogeography. Astrobiology 7 (1) 1-9

Sancisi-Frey., S. Spry. J.A., Garry. J. and Pillinger. J. (2006). Atmospheric entry simulations of Mars lander bioload. – Experiments in support of Beagle 2. Research in Microbiology, 157 (1) 25 – 29.

Pillinger. J. M., Pillinger. C. T., Sancisi-Frey. S. and Spry. J. A. (2006). The Microbiology of spacecraft hardware: Lessons learned from the planetary protection activities on the Beagle 2 spacecraft. . Research in Microbiology, 157 (1).

Frey. S. and Magan. N. (2001). Production of the fungal biocontrol agent Ulocladium atrum by submerged fermentation: accumulation of endogenous reserves and shelf-life studies. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 56, 372 – 377.

Frey. S. and Carver. T. L. W. (1998). Induction of systemic resistance in pea to pea powdery mildew by exogenous application of salicylic acid. 239 – 245.

Garry. J. R. C., Spry. J. A., Sancisi-Frey. S. and Pillinger. J. (2003). Simulation of Planetary Lander Atmospheric Entry:Experiments in Hardware Sterilization. Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Exo/Astrobiology. Mars. The search for life. Madrid. 18 – 20.

Frey. S. and Magan. N. (1998). Ecophysiology, growth and spore germination of Ulocladium atrum: a biological control agent of Botrytis cinerea. Proceedings of the British Mycological Society’s International symposium on ‘The future of fungi in the control of pests, weeds and diseases’ 5th – 9th April 1998 Southampton University.

Frey. S. and Magan. N. (1998). Improving quality and quantity of the biopesticide Ulocladium atrum to enhance biological control of Botrytis cinerea. Abstract and poster for the Brighton Conference on Pests and Diseases.