Stella Cesari: 2017 New Phytologist Tansley Medal winner

Issue 219:1 of New Phytologist features the work of the 2017 Tansley Medal winner Stella Cesari and her fellow finalists. The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded each year to an early career scientist (or scientists) in recognition of their contribution to research in plant science. It is always a great pleasure to work on the issue that features the Tansley Medal insights, and promoting the winner and finalists is the highlight of our year.

Stella’s Tansley insight is titled ‘Multiple strategies for pathogen perception by plant immune receptors’ and it can be found in issue 219:1 of New Phytologist alongside an Editorial highlighting Stella’s work, and that of her fellow finalists, whose Tansley insights are detailed below:

We offer our warmest congratulations to Stella and the 2017 finalists, and wish them every success in their future careers.

We were delighted that Stella Cesari was able to present her work at the 41st New Phytologist Symposium: Plant sciences for the future. You can watch Stella’s talk and an interview with her here.


Tansley Medal winners have featured prominently at recent New Phytologist Symposia. We were pleased to welcome 2014 winner Bill Anderegg and 2015 winner Alexander Jones to the New Phytologist next generation scientists’ meeting at the John Innes Centre in Norwich in July 2017, and 2016 winner Etienne Laliberté presented his work at the 39th New Phytologist Symposium: Trait covariation – Structural and functional relationships in plant ecology. If you were not able to attend these symposia, you can view all the presentations on our YouTube channel, and watch the interviews on the playlist below:


Sarah Lennon
Executive Editor
New Phytologist