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Section Board for 'Plant Pathogens' (26)

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Prof. Dr. Xin Li
Michael Smith Laboratories/Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: plant immune responses; NLR mediated plant immunity
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. 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. Jozef J. Bujarski
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
Interests: Molecular Virology, RNA Viruses, Plant Viruses, Plant Biotechnology
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Prof. 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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Assoc. Prof. Ralf Georg Dietzgen
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: plant viruses; molecular plant-virus-insect interactions; potyviruses; rhabdoviruses; tospoviruses; virus transmission; mononegavirus taxonomy
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Prof. Anton Hartmann
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany
Interests: Molecular Microbial Ecology, Microbe-Plant interactions, Biological control, Molecular signals between microbes and plants, relationships between opportunitistic human and plant pathogens and plant growrg promoting bacteria, Comparative genome analyses
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Dr. Hernan Garcia-Ruiz
Department of Plant Pathology, Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583 USA
Interests: Plant-virus interactions, particularly antiviral RNA silencing, viral RNA replication and their interconnections
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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
Prof. Dr. Hon Ho
State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, United States
Interests: Mycology; Plant Pathology; Microbiology; Plant Sciences
Assoc. Prof. László Kredics
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary
Interests: filamentous fungi; opportunistic infections; mycoses; Aspergillus; Fusarium; keratitis; antifungal susceptibility; fungal plant pathogens; biocontrol; mushroom pathogenic moulds; Trichoderma; Lecanicillium; Cladobotryum; Mycogone
Assoc. Prof. Souvik Kusari
Technische Universität Dortmund | TUD Institute of Environmental Research (INFU), Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Interests: plant-microbe interaction; chemical ecology; endophytes; phytopathogens; microbial drug discovery; antimicrobials; metabolomics; imaging mass spectrometry; natural product chemistry
Prof. Andrea Luvisi
Unisalento Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies (DiSTeBA), Università del Salento, Italy
Interests: Plant Physiology; Plant Biology; Plant Pathology; Plant Protection
Dr. Franck Panabieres
MR INRA 1355-CNRS 7254- Université Nice Côte d'Azur, Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA)
Interests: Plant-Oomycete Interactions
Dr. Massimiliano Morelli
Italian National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (CNR-IPSP), Bari, Italy
Interests: Xylella fastidiosa; biological control of bacterial diseases; bacterial biofilm and quorum sensing regulation; biological and molecular characterization of plant viruses; host-pathogen interaction; plant endophytes; high throughput sequencing
Dr. Simon Francis Shamoun
Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service Pacific Forestry Centre Natural Resources Canada
Interests: Forest Pathology, Forest Invasive Alien and Indigenous Pathogens, Molecular Ecology and Diagnostics, Mycoviruses, Biological Control Science and Technology
Prof. Dr. Eric Holub
School of Life Sciences, Warwick Crop Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: Plant innate immunity (R-gene mediated resistance and pathogen avirulence); crop pathology and breeding (legumes and brassicas); sustainable food systems
Dr. Anne Uimari
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Physiological and molecular plant pathology of forest diseases
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)
Prof. Miguel Talavera
Crop Protection Area, Andalusian Institute of Agrarian and Fishing Research and Training (IFAPA), IFAPA Alameda del Obispo, 14004 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: Plant Pathology, Nematology, Meloidogyne, Biological Control, Soil Ecology, Horticulture, Soil Food Web
Prof. Dr. Susanne Zeilinger-Migsich
Department of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Interests: Filamentous fungi; fungal secondary metabolites; microbial interactions; mycoparasitism
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
Dr. Eeva Vainio
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Forest health and biodiversity, Latokartanonkaari 9,FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Vamsi Nalam
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 USA
Interests: Plant-Biotic interactions, Plant defense signaling, Hemipteran Pests, Host Plant Resistance, Phloem Transport, Electrical Penetration Graph, Association Mapping
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. 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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