Dr Emma Back

Project Leader - Euphresco

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 6347


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Use of bacteriophage for control of bacterial diseases of potato
  • Stable positive control development for Plant virus diagnostics
  • Seed transmission of plant disease 
  • Molecular diagnostics for honey bee health


  • 2015-Present. I joined SASA as a post-doc research scientist working on EUPHRESCO research projects (VIRUS COLLECT and PHILIB II) along with providing molecular biology support for the honey bee health work carried out at SASA. I have since also become the project leader on an INNOVATE funded bacteriophage project. 
  • 2012-2014. Research Associate, University of Miami. Modelling human disease in zebrafish (Danio rerio).
  • 2007-2011. PhD, Durham University. “Novel insecticides for the control of coleopteran pests”