Dr Pedro Gomez Lopez
Associate Research Fellow (NERC)


I am a plant pathologist whose research focus on the causes and consequences of emerging infectious plant diseases. My research seeks to understand genetic, ecological and evolutionary factors involved in the emerging virus-induced diseases with emphasis on host-jump by RNA virus.

Currently, I moved to Exeter to work on host-virus coevolution and evolutionary ecology within communities.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology - Virology - Molecular evolution and diversity - Host-virus interaction


2005: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, University of Murcia
2002: Master thesis in Plant Biotechnology, University of Murcia
2000: BSc in Biology, University of Murcia.


2013 - : Associate Research Fellow (NERC). University of Exeter

2011 - 2013: Marie Curie Research Fellow. University of Exeter.
2010 - 2011: Associate Research Fellow (ERC). Oxford University.
2009 - 2010: Post-Doctoral “Jose Castillejo” Fellow. Oxford University.
2007 - 2009: Post-Doctoral “Juan de la Cierva” Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC).
2006 - 2007: Associate Research Fellow. Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC).
2005 - 2006: Post-Doctoral “Torres Quevedo” by Ministry of Education and Research, Spain (MEC).
2000 - 2005: Ph.D. fellow at the University of Murcia, Spain.


Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 371872
AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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