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Section Board for 'Fungal Pathogens' (28)

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Dr. Anna Maria Vettraino

Dipartimento di DIBAF - Dipartimento per la Innovazione nei Sistemi Biologici, Agroalimentari e Forestali, Università degli Studi della TUSCIA, Via Santa Maria in Gradi, 01100 Viterbo VT, Italy
Interests: Invasive plant pathogens, ecology, and management fungal diagnostics
Dr. Eeva Vainio
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Natural Resources Unit, Forest Health and Biodiversity, Latokartanonkaari 9, 00790 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Ecology of forest fungi and their viruses
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Prof. Dr. Susanne Zeilinger-Migsich
Department of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Interests: Filamentous fungi; fungal secondary metabolites; microbial interactions; mycoparasitism
Dr. László Kredics
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, H-6726 Szeged, Hungary
Interests: filamentous fungi; opportunistic infections; mycoses; Aspergillus; Fusarium; keratitis; antifungal susceptibility; fungal plant pathogens; biocontrol; mushroom pathogenic moulds; Trichoderma; Lecanicillium; Cladobotryum; Mycogone
Dr. Franck Panabieres
MR INRA 1355-CNRS 7254- Université Nice Côte d'Azur, Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA), 06903 Sophia Antipolis, France
Interests: Plant-Oomycete Interactions
Dr. Giovanni Bubici
Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Bari, Italy
Interests: Plant Pathology; soil-borne plant pathogens; beneficial microbes; soil microbiome; biological control; Verticillium; Pyrenocaheta; Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense; Streptomyces; screening for resistance; plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions; functional genomics; transcriptomics; metagenomics
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Prof. Dr. Hon Ho
Department of Biology, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 12561, USA
Interests: Mycology; Plant Pathology; Microbiology; Plant Sciences
Dr. Donato Gerin
Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences, University of Bari, Apulia, Italy
Interests: Plant pathology; Fungal genetics; Fungal biology; Diagnosis of bacterial and fungal plant pathogens; Secondary metabolism; Crop protection; Micotoxins
Dr. Ying-Lien Chen
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, National Taiwan University, 10617 Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: antifungal drug development; human fungal pathogens (Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus); plant fungal and bacterial pathogens (Fusarium and Streptomyces); biological control
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Prof. Dr. Mira Edgerton
Department of Oral Biology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Interests: antifungal peptides; molecular mycology; oral candidiasis
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Prof. Dr. Angie Gelli
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Department of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: Fungal pathogens and host interactions
Prof. Dr. Kwang-Soo Shin

Department of Microbiology, Graduate School, Daejeon University, Daejeon, 34520, South Korea
Interests: Pathogenic fungi, Aspergillus fumigatus
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Dr. Rebecca Drummond
Institute of Immunology & Immunotherapy, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: infectious disease, myeloid cells, C-type lectins, innate recognition, medical mycology
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Prof. Dr. Dov Prusky
Dept of Postharvest Science, The Volcani Center, ARO HaMaccabim Road 68 , P.O.B 15159, Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel
Interests: Understanding the interactions between fruits and pathogenic fungi; Studying biochemical and molecular mechanisms that are controlling postharvest fungal virulence and fruit resistance factors; Development of transformation-mediated gene disruption strains affected in pathogenicity and with enhanced ability to elicit defense responses; Studying the biochemical basis for modulation of pathogenicity of postharvest pathogens by affecting the host pH environment of colonized tissue; Effect of the secreted substances on the modulation of host local pH and program cell death; Effect of fruit ripening and enhanced pathology of postharvest pathogens; Etiology and control of postharvest losses in deciduous and subtropical fruits by integration of pre-and postharvest treatments
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Prof. Dr. Dee Carter
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Dee Carter is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sydney. Dee’s research group studies population genetics and ecology of medically important fungi including yeast and mould pathogens and works on developing new antifungal strategies, with particular interests in drug synergy and natural products.
Dr. Jeniel Nett
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Interests: Candida; biofilm; host-fungal interactions; innate immunity
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Prof. Dr. Constantin Urban
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Interests: Fungal Infection; Candida albicans, Antimicrobials; Innate Immunity; Clinical Immunology; Cell Biology
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Dr. Alexandre Alanio
Institut Pasteur, CNRS, Unité de Mycologie Moléculaire, Centre National de Référence Mycoses Invasives et Antifongiques, URA3012,Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, AP-HP, Groupe Hospitalier Saint-Louis-Lariboisière-Fernand-Widal; Université de Paris, Paris, France
Interests: pathophysiology of invasive fungal infections; Cryptococcosis; Pneumocystisis; dormancy; metabolism; diagnosis; molecular biology
Prof. Dr. Xiangming Xu
Pest and Pathogen Ecology, NIAB East Malling Research (EMR), East Malling ME19 6BJ, UK
Interests: plant disease epidemiology and management; microbial ecology; population modelling/biology
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Gonthier
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences University of Torino, Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: forest pathology; molecular ecology; invasive plant pathogens; fungal epidemiology; forest decline
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Prof. Dr. Nemat O. Keyhani
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, P.O. Box 110700, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0700, USA
Interests: microbe-insect host-pathogen interactions; fungal development and pathogenesis (insect and plant pathogens)
Dr. Katrina Ramonell
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35473, USA
Interests: plant-Fungal Interactions; plant Innate Immunity; plant signal transduction;interaction between plant defense and abiotic stress responses
Prof. Dr. Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello
Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: Tree-biotic interactions, chemical and molecular ecology, invasive pathogens
Dr. Matthias Brock
School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: nutrient acquisition and metabolism; bioluminescence imaging; infection models; fungal pathogens; virulence determinants; secondary metabolite production
Dr. Labuda Roman
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (VetMed), BiMM – Bioactive Microbial Metabolites group, UFT –Campus Tulln, Konrad Lorenz Strasse 24, 3430 Tulln a.d. Donau, Austria
Interests: mycology and taxonomy (mycotoxigenic fungi, keratinophilic fungi -Onygenales); mycotoxicology (mycotoxins in food and feed); fungal and bacterial bioactive metabolites (antibiotics, etc.) and biotechnology (fermentation and isolation of the compounds)
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, 506 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1M5, Canada
Interests: forest pathology; forest invasive alien and indigenous pathogens; molecular ecology and diagnostics; mycoviruses; biological control science and technology
Prof. Dr. Keqin Zhang
School of Life Science, Yunnan University, Kunming, China
Interests: Nematophagous fungi; plant parasitic nematode; biocontrol; C. elegans; infection; innate immune response
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Dr. Magriet van der Nest
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Interests: Fusarium; filamentous ascomycete fungi
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