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Section Board for 'Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi' (15)

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Dr. Samantha C. Karunarathna
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Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 65201, China
Interests: fungal taxonomy; fungal phylogeny; fungal pathogens; basidiomycota; mushroom domestication
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Dr. Birgitte Andersen
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Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University, DK-2450 København, Denmark
Interests: indoor environments; water damaged building materials; control and prevention of fungal growth
Dr. Federico Baltar
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Department of Functional & Evolutionary Ecology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Interests: microbial oceanography; pelagic fungi; pelagic Bacteria; pelagic Archaea; marine biogeochemical cycles
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Dr. Zhi-Yuan Chen
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Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Interests: (1) understanding host–fungus interactions between maize (corn) and Aspergillus flavus, the fungus that produces aflatoxins during the infection of susceptible crops; between soybean and Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of soybean rust; and between soybean and Cercospora cf. flagellaris/ C. kikuchii, the pathogens causing Cercospora leaf blight; (2) developing strategies to enhance host resistance in maize and soybean to these fungal diseases, such as the overexpression of host-resistance-associated genes or the suppression of key fungal genes through host-induced gene silencing (HIGS)
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Dr. Baodong Chen
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State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; fungal ecology; plant-microbe interactions; bioremediation
Dr. Ivan M. Dubovskiy
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Head of Laboratory of Biological Plant Protection and Biotechnology, Novosibirsk State Agrarian University, Dobrolubova str. 160, 630039 Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: insect immunity; entomopathogenic fungi; detoxification and antioxidant systems; fungal virulence factors; coevolution of host–parasite systems; microevolution of insect defence reactions; melanisation; redox balance
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Dr. Nuria Ferrol
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Estación Experimiental del Zaidin, CSIC, 18001 Granada, Spain
Interests: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; nutrient transport; heavy metal; plant-fungal interactions; symbiosis
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Prof. Dr. Jacques Guillot
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Department of Parasitology, Mycology and Dermatology, Ecole nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, EA Dynamyc, UPEC, EnvA, USC Anses, Maisons-Alfort, 94704, FRANCE
Interests: diversity of fungal pathogens in animals; diagnosis and treatment of mycoses in domestic and wild animals; entomopathogenic fungi
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Prof. Dr. Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
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Multidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Studies/Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, University of Alicante, Apdo. 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
Interests: biocontrol; nematophagous fungi; entomopathogenic fungi; chitosan; plant pathology; endophytes; fungal "omics"
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Dr. Paloma Melgarejo
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Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Madrid, Spain
Interests: plant diseases; epidemiology and control; biocontrol agents; biological control
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Prof. Dr. Katrina Maria Ramonell
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Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0344, USA
Interests: chitin; oomycete; elicitors; plant-pathogen interactions; innate immunity; plant cell signaling; plant defense; Arabidopsis; PAMP; MAMP; genomics; receptor kinases
Prof. Dr. Hyeon-Dong Shin
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Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul 136-701, Korea
Interests: phylogenetics of fungi; taxonomy of fungi; plant pathogenic fungi; powdery mildews; coevolution of plant-fungi
Dr. Chaoyang Xue
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Public Health Research Institute, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 225 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; fungal virulence; Cryptococcus; Cell surface receptors on fungal pathogens; novel antifungal drug targets discovery
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Dr. Julio Alberto Zygadlo
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Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal, Cátedra de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba 5016, Argentina
Interests: Fusarium; mycotoxins; antifungal effect of essential oils or volatile organic compounds
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