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Section Board for 'Plant Science' (27)

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Prof. Jeffrey G Duckett

Life Sciences, Plants Division, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Interests: bryophytes; desiccation biology; electron microscopy; fungal symbioses; land plant evolution; stomata
Prof. Dr. Inna Khozin-Goldberg
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Beer Sheba, Israel
Interests: microalgal biotechnology; lipids; metabolic engineering; microalgae
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Prof. Tamas Dalmay
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: small non-coding RNA; microRNAs; gene expression regulation
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Dr. Valeria Terzi
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Genomics & Bioinformatics, via S. Protaso, 302, I -29017 Fiorenzuola d'Arda PC, Italy
Interests: genetic traceability, priming, mycotoxins, natural compounds in crop protection, genetic resources
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Dr. John M. Ward
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA
Interests: plant proton-coupled transporters and ion channels; plant membrane proteins; electrophysiology; heterologous expression; plant symbiotic interactions
Prof. Peter Ulvskov
Departmentof Plant and Environmental Sciences, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Interests: plant cell walls; polysaccharide structure; function and biosynthesis; evolution of cell wall; biophysics of cell walls; mechanism of cell expansion; biomaterial design; nano-cellulose
Prof. Dr. Allan M. Showalter
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, Porter Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979, USA
Interests: plant cell walls; biofuels; DNA barcoding; bioinformatics; halophytes
Prof. Dr. Anireddy S.N. Reddy
Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: calcium/calmodulin-mediated signaling mechanisms; plant stress biology; gene regulation; pre-mRNA splicing; plant biotechnolgy
Prof. Hugh W Pritchard
Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Wellcome Trust Millennium Building, Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TN, UK
Interests: seed biology; cryobiology; climate change; desiccation tolerance; ecology; seed quality
Prof. Fiorella Lo Schiavo
Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: plant abiotic stress; plant cell cultures; plant physiology; plant cell biology; PCD; plant cell signaling pathways
Prof. Dr. John Korstad
Department of Biology, Oral Roberts University, 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171, USA
Interests: limnology (lake ecology); aquaculture; biofuels (particularly algae biofuels); phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions; sustainability
Prof. Bernard R. Glick
Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: plant–bacterial interactions; PGPB; ACC deaminase; ethylene; IAA
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Prof. Dr. Manuel Becana
Estación Experimental de Aula Dei, CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: legume nodules; legume-rhizobia symbiosis; nitric oxide; plant hemoglobins (phytoglobins); reactive nitrogen species; reactive oxygen species
Prof. Dr. Dorothea Bartels
IMBIO, University of Bonn, Kirschallee 1, D-53115 Bonn, Germany
Interests: abiotic stress in plants; plant desiccation; stress proteins; regulation of gene expression under stress
Prof. Dr. James White
Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Interests: microbial endophytes of plants; rhizophagy cycle; plant defensive symbioses; plant nutritional symbioses
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Prof. Dr. Eduardo Blumwald
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: plant membrane transport; drought; salinity; abiotic Stress
Prof. Dr. Roberta Croce
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam,The Netherlands
Interests: photosynthesis; plant physiology; abiotic stresses in plants; optical spectroscopy of biological samples; fluorescence
Prof. Dr. Christopher Cullis
Francis Hobart Herrick Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Interests: genetics; DNA variation; flax; marama; drought tolerance; legum
Prof. Dr. Luigi De Bellis
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies - DBEST; Università del Salento; Centro Ecotekne via Provinciale Lecce Monteroni; 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: plant physiology; genomics; biotechnology; pathology; fruit quality
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Prof. Dr. Nozomu Koizumi

Department of Applied Life Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai 599-8531, Japan
Interests: ER stress response, membrane traffic, seed storage protein
Prof. Dr. Stefano Loppi
Department of Life Sciences, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; biomonitoring; plants; lichens; mosses; air quality; heavy metals
Dr. José-Antonio Daròs
IBMCP (CSIC-Universitat Politècnica de València), 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: plant virus; viroids; RNA replication; RNA processing; viral vectors; antiviral strategies in plants; molecular farming
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Prof. Dr. Maria Amélia Martins-Loução
Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Edifício C2, 5º Piso, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: plant ecology; soil ecology; nitrogen in the environment; plant-microorganism network; ex situ and in situ plant conservation
Prof. Dr. h.c. Zed Rengel
Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia, 6009 Perth, Australia
Interests: soil-plant-microbe interactions; nutrient transport; ion toxicity; biofortification
Dr. Kjell Sergeant
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Environmental Research and Innovation Department, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Prof. Dr. Nobuhiro Suzuki
Institute of Plant Science and Resources (IPSR), Okayama University, Chuou 2-20-1, Kurashiki, Okayama 710-0046, Japan
Interests: tripartite interactions among plant/fungi/viruses, RNA viruses, Neovirology
Prof. Jean W. H. Yong
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Department of Biosystems and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden
Interests: phytohormones, photosynthesis, biostimulants, sustainable horticulture, mangroves
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