Vincent Mulholland

Molecular Biology Unit Manager

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 8845


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Application of molecular biology methods to the detection and characterisation of organisms of agricultural/horticultural interest.
  • Use of molecular methods in detection and quantification of GMO contamination of seed.


  • Joined SASA in 1995, and worked on a variety of molecular biology projects. This included potato cyst nematode identification, potato virus detection and characterization, detection and quantification of fungal pathogens of wheat, GMO detection, plant pathogen genomics, etc.
  • For the 10 years prior to 1995 I worked on bacterial genetics research projects at Newcastle, Edinburgh and Warwick Universities. This included five years studying the molecular genetic systems of the plant pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum.