Reviewer Board (323)

Members of the reviewer board are selected from all Plants reviewers for regularly providing timely high quality reports on submitted manuscripts. Responsibilities of reviewers are available here.

Dr. Flor E. Acevedo
Penn State University, Department of Entomology, Erie, PA, USA
Interests: plant-insect interactions; host plant resistance; biological control; insect pest management
Dr. Sheikh Adil Edrisi
Thapar School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala-147004 Punjab, India
Interests: land restoration & amp; Management; biodiversity conservation; remote sensing & GIS application; Biomass & bioenergy; sustainability analysis
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad
Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: Plant-microbe interactions; Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Plant Microbiology; plant stress biology; Soil Microbiology; fungal endophytic entomopathogens; multitrophic interactions; plant defense; sustainable agriculture; organic cropping system
Dr. Dalia Aiello
Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente, sezione Patologia Vegetale, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 100, 95123, Catania, Italy
Interests: plant pathology; fungi; bacteria; morphological and molecular characterization; disease control; fungicides resistance
Dr. Santiago Alejandro
Plant Nutrition Laboratory, Institute of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Interests: plant nutrition; plant transporters; abiotic stress; micronutrients; manganese; iron
Dr. Anwar Ali
Graduate School of International Agricultural Technology and Crop Biotechnology Institute/GreenBio Science &Technology, Seoul National University, Pyeongchang 25354, Korea
Interests: plant physiology and biotechnology; crispr-cas9; signal transduction pathway; Hormonal mechanism; abiotic stress response; Nutrient uptake and accumulation; Vegetable grafting and graft compatibility
Dr. Emran Ali
Department of Plant Pathology, Principal Investigator, Plant Molecular Diagnostic Lab, University of Georgia, Athens GA31793, USA
Interests: advance molecular disease diagnosis; plant virology; post-harvest pathology; transgenic disease resistance; fungicide resistance (molecular mechanism)
Dr. Inés Álvarez Fernández
Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC), Plaza de Murillo 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Interests: evolutionary biology of organisms and systems; reproductive biology; genetics of populations; hybridization; Asteraceae
Dr. Laith Alzubaidi
Faculty of Science & Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
Interests: Deep Learning; machine learning; medical imaging; pattern recognition; transfer learning
Dr. Jana Ambrožič-Dolinšek
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, Koroška cesta 160, 2000, Maribor, Slovenia
Interests: plants; Biotechnology; Tissue Culture; cryopreservation; microalgae; conservation; sekundary methabolism; phytoremediation
Dr. Adolfo Andrade Cetto
Laboratory of Etnofarmacology, Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomus University of Mexico, Mexico City 4510, Mexico
Interests: medicinal plants; phytochemistry; natural products; ethnobotany; type 2 diabetes
Dr. Tedder Andrew
Lecturer in Computational Biology, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
Interests: life-history evolution; mating-systems; self-incompatibility; Adaptation; Genomics; evolutionary ecology; Population genetics
Professor Amandeep Arora
104E University Science Center, 2000 University Ave, University of Dubuque, IA 001891, USA
Interests: catalysis; photoredox; Green Chemistry; teaching based education
Dr. Adrian Constantin Asanica
Faculty of Horticulture, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest 011464, Romania
Interests: fruit growing; breeding; physiology; grafting compatibility; training systems; pomology; postharvest; storage and shelf life
Dr. Rachel Backer
Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Interests: crop physiology; cannabis; biochar; hemp; plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria; abiotic stress; biotic stress; plant pathology
Prof. Dr. Abdelfattah Badr
Helwan University, Faculty of Science, Botany and Microbiology Department, Ain Helwan Potcode 117900 Cairo, Egypt
Interests: Plant Science, Genetics, Plant Biodiversity , Biotechnology
Dr. Ruchika Bajaj
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California San Francisco, P. O. Box 2911, San Francisco CA 94158-2911, USA
Interests: proteins; membrane; assays; biochemistry; molecular biology; structural biology; cw-EPR; expression and purification
Dr. Carolina Ballen Taborda
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: plant molecular breeding, genetics and genomics
Dr. Ines Banjari
Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek HR-31000, Croatia
Interests: clinical nutrition; public health nutrition; medicinal plants; adjuvant therapies; plant bioactive compounds profiling; functional foods; supplementation; randomized clinical trials; meta-analysis and systematic reviews; market research
Prof. Dr. Casey Barickman
Department of Plant and Soil Science, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
Interests: abiotic stress, waterlogging, drought, salt/salinity, temperature, water relations, secondary metabolites, gas exchange, plant nutrition, abscisic acid
Dr. Supratim Basu
Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Interests: Drought stress; abiotic stress; Plant Physiology; Pathology; plantmicrobe interaction; plant growth promoting organisms; biotic stress
Dr. Alison Beamish
Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, German Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Telegrafenberg A17, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: arctic tundra; biodiversity; optical remote sensing, phenology; functional traits; structural traits; community composition
Dr. Yvonne Becker
Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Julius Kühn-Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Messeweg 11-12, 38104 Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: phytopathology; molecular biology of fungal plant interactions; cell biology and microscopy of fungal plant interactions; fungal endophytes
Dr. Frank Bedon
Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3086, Australia
Interests: melatonin; parasitic plants; phenylpropanoid; nitrogen fixation; oxidative stress; plant adaptation; plant molecular biology; Plant Physiology
Dr. Nacer Bellaloui
Crop Genetics Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Stoneville, MS, USA
Interests: soybean seed; abiotic stress; Plant Physiology
Dr. Manuel Benedetti
Right affiliation: Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L’Aquila, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: Plant Biotechnology; enzyme characterization; microbial cell wall degrading enzymes; plant immunity; plant-pathogen interaction; Transgenic Plants; recombinant microalgae; Biofuels; lignocellulose; plant cell walls
Dr. Véronique Bergougnoux
Department of Molecular Biology, Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Palacký University Olomouc, Šlechtitelů 27, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: crops (tomato, barley and rice); tolerance to drought; root development; grain development; yield; crispr-cas9; transcriptomic (RNAseq)
Dr. Govinal Badiger Bhaskara
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: physiology; drought signaling; aba signaling; proline metabolism; transcriptomics; ABA receptors; co-receptors
Dr. Marco Biagi
Department of Environment, Earth and Physical Sciences, University of Siena, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
Interests: medicinal plants; Pharmaceutical Biology; phytochemistry; extraction methods; bee products; Italian flora; bioactive byproducts
Dr. Wioletta Biel
Department of Monogastric Animal Sciences, Division of Animal Nutrition and Food, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, 71270 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: legumes seeds; cereals (mainly wheat, naked oat, husked oat, barley, spelt); pseudo-cereals (mainly amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat); berry plant leaves (mainly sea buckthorn); herbs; crop production; organic crops; conventional crops; new breeding lines; nutritional quality; nutrients
Dr. Anna Bilska-Kos
Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute-National Research Institute, 05-870, Błonie, Radzików, Poland
Interests: cell wall; cold stress; c4 photosynthesis; c4 plants; intercellular transport; plasmodesmata, sugar metabolism; transmission electron microscopy
Dr. Elke Bloem
Institute for Crop and Soil Science, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Bundesallee 69 (Gebäude 250), D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: sulphur metabolism; sulphur nutrition; Glucosinolates; heavy metal stress; plant stress metabolism
Dr. Maja Boczkowska
Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, National Research Institute, Błonie 05-870, Poland
Interests: plant genetic resources; Crop Science; genetic diversity; population structure; barcoding; Next Generation Sequencing; molecular markers; seed long-term storage; seed aging; mirna
Dr. Elena Bonciu
University of Craiova, Faculty of Agronomy, 200411 Craiova, Romania
Interests: plant genetics; Biotechnology; cytology; organic foods
Prof. Dr. Monica Borghi
Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, USA / Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Mühlenberg, 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: flower metabolomics; flower central and specialized metabolism; pollinators
Dr. Jordi Bou Manobens
LAGP-Flora and Vegetation, Institute of the Environment, University of Girona, Campus Montilivi, 17071 Girona, Spain
Interests: plant ecology; vegetation science; community ecology; population ecology; habitat diversity; Landscape Ecology; global change; plant invasions; biology conservation
Dr. Kali M. Brandt
Clark University, Biology Department, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
Interests: Plant Breeding and Genetics; wheat genetics; agriculture; agricultural biotechnology; Crop Improvement; CRISPR transformation
Dr. Luca Brillante
Department of Viticulture and Enology, California State University - Fresno, CA 93740, USA
Interests: grapevine;viticulture;drought;plant-soil water relationships;water
Dr. Martin Broberg
Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Bioinformatics; DNA/RNA sequencing analysis; proteomic analysis; meta-omics; microbes; Genetics; plant molecular biology; Plant-microbe interactions
Dr. Solveig Franziska Bucher
Plant Biodiversity Group, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena 1607743, Germany
Interests: ecophysiology; phenology; plant functional traits; ethnobotany; photosyntheis; elevational gradients and frost resistance
Dr. Alexandra Jacquelyn Burgess
Plant & Crop Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: plant phenotyping; photosynthetic induction; acclimation and photoprotection at the leaf and canopy level; wind; crop movement; light and photosynthesis modelling within 3-dimensional canopies; linking architectural traits to photosynthetic productivity; protective nonphotochemical quenching (pNPQ); intercropping and agroforestry
Dr. Halley Caixeta De Oliveira
Department of Animal and Plant Biology, Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL), Rodovia Celso Garcia Cid, km 380, Londrina, PR, CEP 86057-970, Brazil
Interests: nitric oxide; nitrogen metabolism; drought; light stress; Nanotechnology; abiotic stress; Plant Physiology
Dr. Thomas Campagnaro
Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Università degli Studi di Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, Legnaro (PD) 35020, Italy
Interests: non-native species; natura 2000; urban forestry; protected areas; biodiversity conservation; forest management; forest planning
Dr. Richard Caners
Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0G2, Canada
Interests: bryology; bryophytes; Bryophyte ecology; phytogeography; peatland restoration; forest management; mosses; liverworts; floristics; conservation
Dr. Ivana Carev
NAOS ILS Croatia Research, Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, 21000 Split, Croatia
Interests: biochemistry; biological activity; essential oils; cytotoxic; antioxidant; acetylcholinesterase; genome size; sesquiterpenes
Dr. Anna Vittoria Carluccio
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council, Bari, 70126, Italy
Interests: molecular biology of virus-plant interactions; plant virology; Plant Biotechnology; plant defense; molecular markers; virus movement; VIGS; molecular plant breeding; root development
Dr. Sabine Carpin
LBLGC Laboratory of Woody Plant and crops Biology, University of Orléans, BP 6749, 45067 Orléans CEDEX 2, France
Interests: two-component system; MultiStep Phosphorelay system; Signaling pathway; drought; Signaling pathways interconnection (cytokinin, ABA, ethylene, auxine) during drought; poplar model
Dr. Andrew D. Cartmill
Pioneer Farm, School of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin‐Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI, 53818, USA
Interests: agroecology; environmental plant physiology; plant nutrition; mycorrhizal fungi; Soil Respiration; water quality
Dr. Marco Caruso
CREA, Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura, corso Savoia 190, 95024, Catania, Italy
Interests: citrus; breeding; Genomics; fruit quality; rootstocks; fruit tree crops
Dr. Pedro Humberto Castro
CIBIO, InBIO - Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Porto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Interests: arabidopsis; biofortification; environmental stress; Signalling Pathways; sugar signalling; sumoylation; tomato; transcription factors; transcriptomics; zinc homeostasis
Dr. Chris Cavalaris
University of Thessaly, Department of Crop Production and Rural Environment, Fytokou str, 38446 Volos, Greece,
Interests: sustainable farm mechanization, conservation agriculture, precision agriculture, UAS Remote Sensing
Dr. Martina Cerri
Dept. Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. University of Perugia, 06126 Perugia, Italy
Interests: aerenchyma; plant anatomy; plant development; Fruit ripening; plant reproduction
Dr. Ibrahim Cheddadi
Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, TIMC-IMAG, 38000 Grenoble, France
Interests: biophysics; morphogenesis; water pathways; cell based models; Partial Differential Equations
Dr. Grace Chen
US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Bioproducts Research Unit, Albany, CA 94710, USA
Interests: seed storage lipid; hydroxy fatty acid; industrial oil genetic transformation; lesquerella; castor; camelina; guayule; nature rubber biosynthesis; bioplastics; Polyhydroxyalkanoate
Prof. Dr. Jianjun Chen
Department of Environmental Horticulture and Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Apopka, FL 32703, USA
Interests: environmental physiology of plants; somatic cell genetics and its application for new cultivar development; sustainable management of invasive species; phytoremediation for improving environmental quality
Dr. Jinyi Chen
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: herbicide resistance; dinitroaniline herbicides; tubulin mutation; cellulose biosynthesis; transcriptome analysis; genome assembly; copy number variations (CNVs); transcription factor
Dr. Michela Chiumenti
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, CNR, Bari 70126, Italy
Interests: plant virology; plant virome analysis; high throughput sequencing; molecular diagnostics; plant-virus interactions; microbiome; plant transciptome; Bioinformatics
Dr. Dongsu Choi
Department of Biology, Kunsan National University, 558 Daehak-ro, Gunsan-si, Jellabuk-do, Republic of Korea
Interests: hypoxia; deepwater rice; submergence escape; flooding; mitochondria
Dr. KwiMi Chung
Bioproduction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 305-8566 Tsukuba, Japan
Interests: arabidopsis; stress; defense; senescence; Signal Transduction; molecular biology; transcription factor
Dr. Mirosława Chwil
Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: anatomy; cytology; ultrastructure; structure of secretory tissues; biologically active substances; phytotherapeutic activity; nutrients; apicultural value; polen grains; pollen in some plant species
Dr. Donatella Cogoni
Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari
Interests: plant conservation; threatened plants; plant phenology; reproductive biology; Population Dynamics; endemic Mediterranean plant
Dr. Eleonora Cominelli
Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria, CNR, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: seed biofortification; Phaseolus vulgaris; phytic acid; lpa mutants; Drought stress; MYB genes
Dr. Eugenio Cozzolino
CREA–Research Center for Cereal and Industrial Crops, via Torrino 2, 81100 Caserta, Italy
Interests: horticulture; biostimulants; mulches; production quality; Agronomy; fertilization
Dr. Julián Cuevas
Department of Agronomy, Universisy of ALmería, ceiA3, Spain
Interests: pollination; Flowering; fruit set; tree crop physiology
Dr. Robert Czajkowski
Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
Interests: molecular plant pathology, plant-bacteria interactions, interactions of plant pathogens and bacteriophages, plant-associated bacteria, bacteriophage molecular biology, early stages of plant infection, biological control
Dr. Soleya Dagnon
Department of Organic Chemistry, University Paisii Hilendarski, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Interests: phytochemistry, analytical chemistry and chromatography of polyphenols and essential oils
Dr. Giovanni DalCorso
Department of Biotechnology, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
Interests: phytoremediation; heavy metals; Plant Biotechnology; bio fortification; metal homeostasis; metal transport; metal tolerance; metal hyperaccumulation
Dr. Nuria De Diego
Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Department of Chemical Biology and Genetics, 771 47 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: Plant Physiology; stress response; phenotyping
Dr. Isabel De Jesus Pereira Godinho Velada
MED - Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, University of Évora, 7000-645 Evora, Portugal
Interests: gene expression analysis; single-cell analysis; biotic and abiotic stress responses; auxin and ros pathways; plant immunity
Dr. Kris De Jonghe
Plant Sciences Unit, Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium
Interests: plant virology; viroids; phytoplasma; phloem bacteria; molecular diagnostics; high-throughput sequencing; plant virus/viroid epidemiology
Dr. Carina Carneiro De Melo Moura
Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Faculty of Forestry, University of Göttingen, Göttigen 37079, Germany
Interests: phylogeography; dna barcoding; metabarcoding; environmental DNA (eDNA); conservation genetics; Tropical Ecology; forest transformation
Dr. José Carlos Del Valle
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering, Pablo de Olavide University, 41013, Seville, Spain
Interests: anthocyanins; flavonoids; pleiotropy; color; plasticity; next-generation sequencing
Dr. Amith R. Devireddy
Bond Life Sciences Center LSC Lab 312, Division of Plant Sciences 1201 Rollin St, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Interests: plant stress tolerance; plant metabolism; plant development; PCR; plant genomics; Plant Tissue Culture; Plant Biotechnology; plant genetics; stress physiology; transgenics; plant proteomics; molecular plant breeding; blast; computational biology techniques; molecular plant physiology; Genetic Engineering; plant molecular biology; plant biochemistry; plant cell biology
Dr. Ida Di Mola
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: plant nutrition; sustainable agriculture; biostimulants; abiotic stress (salinity, temperature); food crops; traditional varieties; agricultural practices; biomass crops
Prof. Dr. Rosa Di Sanzo
Food Chemistry, Safety and Sensoromic Laboratory (FoCuSS Lab), University of Reggio Calabria, Via dell'Università 25, 89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: mycotoxins; antioxidants; e-nose; e-tongue; SPME-GC/MS and HPLC food analysis; statistical analysis of experimental data
Dr. Cindy Leonor Alves Dias
Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina—Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa/Porto, Rua de Diogo Botelho, 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Interests: biotechnology in particular postharvest technologies to preserve and extend de shelf life of fruits; natural by-product extraction, characterisation and application; antioxidants and phenolic compounds
Dr. Roxana Djalali Farahani-Kofoet
Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, D-14979 Großbeeren, Germany
Interests: plant pathology; particularly dealing with epidemiology; biology and disease control of downy mildews (oomycetes) and also soilborne pathogens
Dr. Ana Do Paço
Associação BLC3 - Campus de Tecnologia e Inovação, Rua Nossa Senhora da Conceição, 2, Lagares da Beira, 3405-155 Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal
Interests: cytogenetics; cell culture; molecular biology; carcinogenesis; Microbiology
Dr. Enrico Doria
Department of Biology and Biotechnology, University of Pavia, Via Ferrata 9, Pavia 27100, Italy
Interests: biofortification of staple crops; selection and breeding; analysis and characterization of nutraceutical/anti-nutraceuticals compounds; phytochemicals; biological activities; aromatic and medicinal plant extracts
Dr. Zhiyan Du
Department of Molecular Biosciences & BioEngineering, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: photosynthetic organisms and fungal Research; lipid metabolism; symbiosis; synthetic biology; stress tolerance and resilience
Prof. Dr. Marcel Matei Duda
University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Manastur str., 3, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: crop science, medicinal plants,; seed science; sustainable and organic agriculture
Dr. Harold Duruflé
Integrated Biology for the Development of Tree and Forest Diversity (BioForA), INRAE, ONF, Orléans, France
Interests: system biology; biostatistics; omics; Integrative Biology; ecophysiology
Dr. Michael Eckerstorfer
Umweltbundesamt GmbH/Environment Agency Austria (EAA), Spittelauer Lände 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Interests: herbicide tolerance/resistance; new genetic modification techniques; genome editing; CRISPR/Cas; novel traits; genetically modified plants/crops; sustainability; biosafety; Environmental Risk Assessment
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi
Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta 31527, Egypt
Interests: plant molecular biology and biotechnology; Plant Biostimulants; Plant-microbe interactions; mycorrhizal fungi and plants; plant growth-promoting bacteria; rhizobacteria; biological control of diseases; abiotic and biotic stresses; heavy metals and phytoremediation; antimicrobials; secondary metabolites and antioxidants; natural products; genetics and molecular phylogeny; plant and microbial omics
Dr. Christophe El-Nakhel
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: Microgreens; hydroponics; nutrient eustress; biofortification; space farming; nutrient recovery from urine; protected cultivation; biostimulants
Dr. Hassan El-ramady
Soil and Water Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, 33516 Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt
Interests: plant nutrition; soil fertility; selenium; copper; silicon; biofortification; phytoremediation; nanoparticles/ nano-fertilizers; abiotic stress on cultivated plants
Dr. Margarita Elvira-Recuenco
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Centro de Investigación Forestal (INIA-CIFOR), 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: forests; conifers; pathogens; Genetics; evolutionary biology; epidemiology; Endophytes; biological control
Dr. Giancarlo Fascella
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Plant protection and certification, 90011 Bagheria (Palermo), Italy
Interests: growing substrates; peat alternatives; abiotic stress; Plant Tissue Culture; micropropagation; seed priming and scarification; phytochemical characterization; bioactive compounds; secondary metabolites
Dr. Frauke Fedderwitz
Crop Research Centre, Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow R93 XE12, Ireland
Interests: plant protection; plant-insect interaction; forest entomology; herbivory; integrated pest management
Dr. John Ferguson
School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD, UK
Interests: abiotic stress; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; quantitative genetics
Dr. Donata Figaj
Department of General and Medical Biochemistry, Uniwersytet Gdanski, 880-309 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: plant pathogenic bacteria; bacterial proteases; bacterial gene expression; bacterial protein quality control system; protein structure and function; bacterial virulence factors
Dr. Jose Fonseca
The Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK 73401, USA
Interests: & amp; lt; em& gt; Pseudomonas syringae& /em& plant immunity; nonhost resistance; host resistance; arabidopsis; Nicotiana benthamiana& salicylic acid; RNA-seq; microbiome; rhizosphere
Dr. Fuyou Fu
Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, Canada
Interests: plant genome; plant genetics; plant pathology
Dr. Pia Fyhrquist
Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 56, FI-00014, Finland
Interests: medicinal plant research; biologically active compounds; antimicrobial activities of plant extracts and compounds
Dr. Daniela Gabbia
Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences DSF, University of Padova, 35131 Padua, Italy
Interests: seaweeds; propolis; Nutraceutical compounds; liver pathologies; NAFLD; hepatocellular carcinoma; Liver Fibrosis; Pharmacokinetics; toxicological investigations
Dr. Antonio Galán De Mera
Faculty of Pharmacy. Universidad San Pablo-CEU (USP), 28660 Madrid, Spain
Interests: plant systematic, biogeography; phytosociology
Dr. Nigel V. Gale
Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3B3, Canada
Interests: biochar; physiology; cannabis; Pyrogenic Carbon; plant ecology
Prof. Dr. Victor Galea
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia
Interests: management of woody weeds in environmental and rangeland situations with synthetic herbicides and through the development of bioherbicides; fungal plant pathology; biocontrol systems; disease forecasting
Dr. Ruimin Gao
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, K2H 8P9, Canada
Interests: molecular biology; Biotechnology; Plant-microbe interactions; Microbiology; Genomics
Dr. Adriana Garay Arroyo
Laboratorio de Genética Molecular, Desarrollo y Evolución de Plantas, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Exterior S/N anexo Jardín Botánico exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad de México, C.P. 04500 México
Interests: plant development; Arabidopsis root; osmotic and oxidative stress; Arabidopsis accessions; RAM proliferation and differentiation
Dr. Laura-Jayne Gardiner
IBM Research, Portsmouth, UK
Interests: Genetics, omics, computational biology, AI, polyploid, mapping-by-sequencing, crops and model organisms
Dr. Adrián Garrido
Plant Epigenetics Laboratory, Faculty of Forest Sciences, University of Concepcion, Concepción, Chile
Interests: phytohormones, signal transduction pathways, epigenetics, epigenetic memory, plant tissue culture, abiotic stress
Dr. Marta Gietler
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute of Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: abiotic stress; oxidative stress; antioxidants; mechanisms of plant stress tolerance; plant physiology and biochemistry
Dr. Luca Giupponi
Centre of Applied Studies for the Sustainable Management and Protection of Mountain Areas, University of Milan, 25048 Edolo, Italy
Interests: plant ecology; plant sociology; restoration ecology; landraces; saffron
Dr. José Francisco De C. Gonçalves
Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, National Institute for Amazonian Research (MCTI-INPA), 2223 Manaus-AM, Brazil
Interests: tree physiology; photosynthesis; plant nutrition; mineral metabolism; forest restoration
Dr. Olga I. Grabelnych
Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry SB RAS, Irkutsk, Russia; Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia.
Interests: stress, adaptation, mitochondria, uncoupling of oxidative and phosphorylation, alternative oxidase, alternative NADH-dehydrogenases, winter cereals, microalgae, biotechnology
Dr. Felix Grewe
Field Museum, Department of Science and Education, Grainger Bioinformatics Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: Genomics; phylogenomics; molecular evolution; lichens; symbiosis; mitochondrial genomes; Bioinformatics
Dr. Daniela Grul’ová
Department of Ecology, Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences, 080 01 Presov, Slovakia
Interests: medicinal plants; invasive plants; secondary metabolites; biological activity of secondary metabolites; biochemical analysis; GCMS
Prof. Dr. Ewa Grzebelus
Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Kraków, 30-239 Kraków, Poland
Interests: in vitro plant cell and tissue cultures; somatic hybridization; haploidization; plant embryology; somatic embryogenesis; plant cytogenetics; fluorescence in situ hybridization; plant karyotype structure
Dr. Bruno Guillotin
Department of Biology-Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
Interests: root development; plant stem cells; single cell rna-seq; mycorrhization; symbiosis; plant peptides
Dr. Belinda Hackney
NSW Department of Primary Industries, PMB, Pine Gully Road, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: Pastures; legumes; nitrogen fixation; soil fertility; farming systems; plant adaptation; extension and adoption
Dr. Karin Hage-Ahmed
Institute of Plant Protection, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, 3430 Tulln, Austria
Interests: phytopathology; biological control of plant diseases; soilborne plant diseases; arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; fungal endophytes; Plant-microbe interactions; crop protection
Dr. Małgorzata Hawrot-Paw
Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Pawla VI 1, 71-459 Szczecin, Poland
Interests: Plant-microbe interactions; biopesticides; phytotoxicity; phytoremediation; bioenergy
Dr. Ora Hazak
Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 10, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Interests: plant receptors; signaling peptides; plant development; root development; adaptation to abiotic stresses
Dr. Jacqueline Heckenhauer
LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE‐TBG), D-60325 Frankfurt, Germany
Department of Terrestrial Zoology, Entomology III, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany
Interests: molecular phylogenetics/phylogenomics; evolution; comparative genomics; plastomes; genome assembly; repetitive elements; Dipterocarpaceae; dna barcoding; community phylogenetic structure
Prof. Dr. Mohamed-Elamir F. Hegazy
Institute of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55128 Mainz, Germany
Interests: Natural Products Chemistry; plant cell culture transformation; microbial transformation; essential oils; chemical biology; food chemistry; drug discovery
Dr. Anjel Helms
Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: plant-insect interactions; multi-trophic interactions; host plant resistance; biological control; plant stress biology; chemical ecology
Dr. Julien Henri
Laboratoire de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire des Eucaryotes, UMR8226 CNRS Sorbonne Universite, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, 13 rue Pierre et Marie Curie 75005 Paris, France
Interests: protein structures; Metabolism; carbon fixation; calvin-benson cycle; synthetic biology; microalgae
Dr. Monica Herrero-Huerta
Agronomy Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA
Interests: photogrammetry; point cloud; Deep Learning; phenotyping; structure from motion; machine learning; lidar; remote and close sensing
Dr. David Higgs
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI 53141, USA
Interests: molecular biology; Genetics; Plant Physiology; eukaryotic; Gene Expression; photosynthesis
Dr. Katarzyna Hnatuszko-Konka
Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Genetics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 90-237 Lodz, Banacha 12/16, Poland
Interests: molecular biotechnology, recombinant proteins, biopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, medicinal plants
Dr. Gederts Ievinsh
University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology, Riga, Latvia
Interests: clonal plants; ecophysiology of coastal plants; endogenous oxidative stress; Ethylene; mycorrhiza; organic fertilizers; Na hyperaccumulation; physiological adaptations; phytoremediation; salinity
Dr. Raquel Iglesias Fernández
1. Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP-UPM), 28223 Madrid, Spain
2. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (ETSIAAB- UPM), 28040-Madrid, Spain
Interests: molecular physiology of seed germination of species with agricultural importance (Hordeum vulgare, Prunus domestica) and model plants (Brachypodium distachyon and Arabidopsis thaliana L.)
Dr. Valeria Imperato
Hasselt university, Center for Environmental Sciences, Faculty of sciences, Environmental biology research group, 3500, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Interests: developing innovative; sustainable remediation strategies to treat polluted environments involving microorganism-plant interactions
Dr. Virgil Iordache
Research Centre for Ecological Services (CESEC), University of Bucharest, Aleea Portocalelor no. 1-3, 060101, Romania
Interests: the relation of plants with the soil; Plant Ecophysiology; plant traits; plant distribution in space; service providing units of plants
Dr. Larissa Ivanova
Institute Botanic Garden, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 620144 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Interests: leaf traits; photosynthesis; plant adaptation mechanisms; climate change; leaf structural; functional modelling; mesophyll structure; chlorophyll content; invasive plant physiology; mesophyll conductance
Dr. Ewelina Jacygrad
The Genome Center, University of California Davis, Davis 95616, USA
Interests: horticulture; propagation; Tissue Culture; Plant Physiology; plant growth; plant development; biostimulants; phenotyping; remote sensing; genotyping; woody plants; Trees; fruit tree crops; pomology; Anacardiaceae; pistachio; smoketree; ornamental plants
Dr. Irena Januskaitiene
Department of Environmental Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University, LT-53361 Kauno raj., Lithuania
Interests: climate change; drought; heatwaves; heavy metals; plant stress reduction measures; plant oxidative stress; photosynthesis; chlorophyll fluorescence
Dr. Shalu Jhanwar
Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Basel P.O. Box 4001, Switzerland
Interests: genomics and epigenomics; development; next-generation sequencing; Bioinformatics; Biotechnology; Computational Biology; machine learning; data science; Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Ana Jiménez Cantizano
Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology, University of Cadiz, Cadiz, Spain
Interests: vitis vinifera / grapevine; SSR molecular markers; wine; myrtus communi
Dr. Ick‑Hyun Jo
Department of Herbal Crop Research, Rural Development Administration, Eumseong 27704, Republic of Korea
Interests: Genetics; transcriptomics; metagenomics; abiotic stress in plants; molecular breeding; marker-aided selection
Dr. Nathalie Jullian
Unité de Recherche Biologie des Plantes et Innovation (BIOPI-EA 3900), Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 33 rue Saint Leu, 80039, Amiens Cedex, France
Interests: specialized metabolism; lignans; stilbenes; hairy roots
Dr. Ewa M. Kalemba
Laboratory of Seed Biochemistry, Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Parkowa 5, 62-035 Kórnik, Poland
Interests: desiccation tolerance and sensitivity; dehydration; water stress; dual role of reactive oxygen species: 1) signaling role in plant growth and development; 2) detrimental role in ageing; low-molecular and enzyme antioxidants system and its response to oxidative stress; regulation of cellular redox status; protein oxidation studies i.e. carbonylation, methionine sulfoxidation and reduction, oxidation and reduction of cysteine thiol groups; protein chaperones (dehydrins, small heat shock proteins); seed physiology (maturation, dehydration, germination, storage); biochemical basis of seed longevity; biomarkers of seed ageing; seedling development
Dr. Shweta Kalve
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A8, Canada
Interests: molecular biology, plant breeding, plant physiology, flowering, crop biotechnology, Chickpea
Dr. Manoj Kamalanathan
Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
Interests: algae; photosynthesis; physiology; biochemistry; phytoplankton-bacteria interaction; phycosphere; ROS; exoenzymes
Dr. Surapathrudu Kanakala
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Interests: Virus-host interaction, Plant viruses, Insect molecular virology, RNA interference, Virus induced gene silencing
Dr. Prashant Kaushik
Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: crop wild relatives; Genetic Engineering; Genetics; genome assembly; Genomics; Plant Breeding; metabolic engineering; snps; stresses; metabolomics
Dr. Agnieszka Kiełkowska
Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. 29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Krakow, Poland
Interests: Plant Breeding; plant in vitro cultures: regeneration; callus cultures; haploidization (anther; microspore cultures; ovule culture); protoplast cultures and fusion; in vitro pollination and fertilization; embryo rescue; meristem cultures; in vitro flowering; plant cytology: microsporogenesis; microgametogenesis; pollen viability; resine preparations; microscopy
Prof. Dr. Hye-Ji Kim
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: Sustainable Horticultural Crop Production; Plant Physiology; aquaponics production systems; high quality crops; sustainable horticultural systems; water, nutrient and chemical inputs; root zone environment control
Dr. Magdalena Klimek-Chodacka
Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kollataja w Krakowie, Krakow, Poland
Interests: Gene Expression; CRISPR; genetic transformation of plants; abiotic stress; mirna
Dr. Olga A. Koksharova
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Belozersky Institute of Physical-Chemical Biology, Leninskie Gory, 1-40, 119992 Moscow, Russia
Interests: cyanobacteria; Genetics; photosyntheis; nitrogen fixation; cell differentiation; cyanotoxins; vocs; allelopathy; oxidative stress; gene regulation; mutants
Dr. Joanna Kołodziejczyk-Czepas
Department of General Biochemistry, University of Lodz, 90-236 Lodz, Poland
Interests: plant extract; cardioprotective; antioxidant; anti-inflammatory; haemostasis; Blood
Dr. Tomasz Kowalczyk
Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Genetics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 90-237 Lodz, Banacha 12/16, Poland
Interests: Plant Biotechnology; plant molecular biology; Genetic Engineering; biomedicine; recombinant proteins; medicinal plants; hairy roots
Dr. Michael Kravchik
Agricultural Research Organization ARO, Institute of Plant Sciences; the Volcani Center, 68 HaMaccabim Road, P.O.B 15159 Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel
Interests: biotic and abiotic stresses; virus replication in plants; the role of miRNAs in plants
Dr. Krzysztof Krawczyk
Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Institute of Plant Protection - National Research Institute, Wladyslawa Wegorka 20, 60-318 Poznan, Poland
Interests: Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria (PGPB), microbiology, phytopathology, plant pathogenic bacteria, plant microbiome, microbiome analysis, endosymbiotic bacteria
Dr. Pavel Kroupin
Laboratory of Applied Genomics and Crop Breeding / Kurchatov Genomics Center-ARRIAB, All-Russia Research Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology (ARRIAB), Moscow, Russia
Interests: wheat; triticale; Triticeae; wild wheat related species; wide hybridization; intergeneric hybridization; distant hybridization; wheat-wheatgrass hybrids; dwarfing genes; Sequencing; repetitive DNA; cytogenetic markers; PCR markers; whole genome sequencing; chromosome markers; tandem repeats; agronomic value traits; Rht; DELLA; gibberellin sensitivity; Pseudoroegneria; Dasypyrum; Thinopyrum; Elytrigia; Agropyron; in situ hybridization; fish; gish; chromosome rearrangements; marker assisted breeding; marker assisted selection; recombinant inbred lines
Dr. Agata Kućko
Department of Plant Physiology, off. 0/128, Institute of Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW (WULS-SGGW), Warsaw 02-776, Poland
Interests: abiotic stresses; abscission; abscisic acid; auxins; drought; Ethylene; jasmonates; nodulation; phytohormones; seed dormancy
Prof. Dr. Manu Kumar
Department of Life Science, Dongguk University, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 10326, Korea
Interests: agricultural science; plant science; Agronomy; phycology; stress physiology; molecular biology; Nanotechnology; genome-wide expression analysis; Developmental Biology; photosynthesis
Dr. Inga Kwiecien
Chair and Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, 30-688 Kraków, Poland
Interests: Plant Biotechnology; plant in vitro cultures; medicinal plants; secondary metabolites; sulphur compounds; antioxidants
Dr. Mateusz Labudda
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Institute of Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Poland
Interests: abiotic stress; biotic stress; oxidative stress; plant-parasitic nematodes; plant pathology; plant physiology and biochemistry
Dr. Fotini Lamari
Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Chemistry of Natural Products, Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras, Greece
Interests: pharmacognosy; natural products; medicinal and aromatic plants; analysis; lamiaceae; saffron
Dr. Simone Landi
University Federico II of Naples, Naples I-80126, Italy
Interests: plant response to abiotic stresses; particularly drought; salinity and cold; genomic and transcriptomic peculiarities of crop genotypes and landraces; biotechnology approaches and lipid metabolism in diatoms
Dr. Oksana Lastochkina
Bashkir Research Institute of Agriculture, Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Interests: plants stress physiology/biochemistry; natural plant growth regulators; endophytic bacillus subtilis; salicylic acid; jasmonic acid; mechanisms of plant stress tolerance/resistance; drought, salinity; Postharvest Biology
Dr. Csambalik László Orbán
Department of Organic and Sustainable Farming Systems, Institute of Sustainable Horticulture, Faculty of Horticultural Sciences, Szent István University, Villányi út 29-43. 1118 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: organic farming; heterogeneous plant materials; landraces; phytochemicals; vegetable production; extensive tomato production systems; application of yeast suspensions in organic farming
Dr. Stefan Laurent
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Carl-von-Linne-Weg 10, D-50829 Cologne, Germany
Interests: plant population genetics; developmental transcriptomics; biostatistics and bioinformatics; evolution of breeding systems
Dr. Boris Lazarević
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: chlorophyll fluorescence; gas exchange; plant abiotic stress; plant nutrition; plant phenotyping; root traits
Prof. Dr. Tse-Min Lee
Department of Marine Biotechnology and Resources, College of Marine Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan
Interests: plant and algal physiology; algal molecular biology; Biotechnology; marine macroalgal ecology
Dr. Marta Libik-Konieczny
Polish Academy of Sciences, The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology, Niezapominajek 21, 30-239 Kraków, Poland
Interests: plant stress; oxidative stress; antioxidant system in plants; secondary metabolites; in vitro culture
Dr. Shian-Ren Lin
Graduate Institute of Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery, Collage of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 11024, Taiwan
Interests: herbal; natural compounds; cancer; chemotherapy; synergism; diabetes; Signal Transduction
Dr. Christian Lindermayr
Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH, Ingolstädter Landstrasse 1, 85764 München/Neuherberg
Interests: redox-epigenetics; NO-signaling; environmental response
Dr. Oded Liran
Group of Agrophysics studies, MIGAL- Galilee Research Institute , Kiryat-Shemona 12100, Israel
Interests: photosynthesis; photochemistry; alternative sinks; carbon fixation; carbon concentrating mechanism; remote sensing; sun induced fluorescence; vegetation indices; chemometrics; data science; machine learning; statistics
Dr. Udayangani Liu
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wellcome Trust Millennium Building, Wakehurst, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TN, UK
Interests: biodiversity conservation; seed banking; species prioritisation; biological seed traits; seed biology; Bioinformatics; ecology; data standards; databasing; decision support tools
Dr. Pantelis Livanos
Developmental Genetics, Center for Plant Molecular Biology-ZMBP, University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 32, 72076, Tübingen, Germany
Interests: plant cell division; morphogenesis; cell polarity; microtubules; actin cytoskeleton; reactive oxygen species; redox signaling; stress perception
Dr. Josefa Lopez-Marin
Department Crop Production and Agri-Technology, IMIDA, Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario, 30150 La Alberca-Murcia, Spain
Interests: horticulture; crop production; Plant Physiology; biotic and abiotic stress responses; photoselective greenhouse films; mulches
Dr. Jorge Lora
Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea La Mayora (IHSM La Mayora -UMA-CSIC), Spain
Interests: reproductive biology; ovule development; pollen development; pollen-pistil interaction; angiosperm evolution; megasporogenesis; microsporogenesis; subtropical crops
Dr. Gianalberto Losapio
Stanford University, Department of Biology, 327 Campus drive, Stanford CA 94305, USA
Interests: biodiversity; ecological networks; facilitation; mutualism; plant communication
Dr. Ziliang Luo
Department of Agronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: root nodule symbiosis; legume crops; plant genomics; epigenetics; Next Generation Sequencing
Dr. Sabine Lüthje
Oxidative Stress and Plant Proteomics Group, Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology, Universität Hamburg, Ohnhorststrasse 18, 22609 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: oxidative stress; abiotic stress; plasma membrane proteome; class iii peroxidases; redox systems
Dr. Adrian Łukowski
Faculty of Forestry, University of Life Sciences, PL60-637 Poznań, Poland
Interests: plant-insect interactions; shrub species; silviculture; ecophysiology; forests and insects ecology; climate change and forestry; Particulate matter pollution; game management; social dimensions of forest; invasive species and biological control
Dr. Ying Ma
Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-456, Portugal
Interests: soil environment and pollution remediation; environmental pollution and bioremediation; biotechnology in sustainable agriculture; environmental microbiology and soil biotechnology; climate change
Dr. Rita Maggini
Department of Agriculture, Universita di Pisa, Food and Environment, Pisa 56124, Italy
Interests: medicinal plants; hydroponics; plant extract; secondary metabolites; nutraceutical; antioxidant capacity; phenolics; hplc; greenhouse; abiotic stress
Prof. Dr. Gaetano Magnano Di San Lio
Full Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Agriculture, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
Interests: fungal diseases of plants; molecular diagnostics; Mediterranean crops; wheat; citrus; olive; forest trees; ornamentals; Phytophthora; colletotrichum; botryosphaeriaceae; crop protection
Dr. László Makra
University of Szeged, Institute of Economics and Rural Development, 6800 Hódmezővásárhely, Andrássy út 15, Hungary
Interests: Pollen; ragweed; pollen phenology; pollen forecast; pollen transport; air pollution; statistics
Dr. Mihir Kumar Mandal
Department of Biology, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC 29115, USA
Interests: plant-pathogen interactions; cucurbits; watermelon; melatonin; Oomycetes; metabolomics; microbiome; resistance breeding; crispr/ Cas9 gene editing
Dr. Agnieszka Marasek-Ciolakowska
Researcher (Academic) - Research Institute of Horticulture: 96-100 Skierniewice, Poland
Interests: ornamentals; Plant Breeding; polyploidization; brassica; cytogenetics; fish; gish; plant anatomy; histology
Dr. Guillermo Cristian Guadalupe Martínez Ávila
Laboratorio de Química y Bioquímica, Subdirector de Vinculación y Servicio Social, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Interests: secondary metabolites; phytochemestry; bioactive compounds
Dr. Tereza Mašková
Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6, Prague 12843, Czech Republic
Interests: Plant; Seeds; roots; seedlings; nutrient stoichiometry; plant behavior; clonal growth; plant growth strategy; plant reproduction; maternal investments
Dr. Eduardo Mateo-Bonmatí
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: development; auxin; epigenetics; root; leaf; arabidopsis
Dr. Cristina Mihali
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, North University Center of Baia Mare, Department of Chemistry and Biology, 430122, Baia Mare, Romania
Interests: Electrochemistry; Environmental chemistry; chromatographic methods; food analysis; Water chemistry; Soil Chemistry; heavy metals in environment; plant pigments analysis; heavy metals transfer factors from soil to plant in polluted areas
Dr. Amit Kumar Mishra
Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University, Uvalde, 78801 TX, USA
Interests: Plant stress physiology; climate change; Plant developmental biology
Dr. Sasmita Mishra
Department of Biology, Kean University, Union, NJ 07083, USA
Interests: abiotic stress; plant nutrients; micronutrients; micronutrient deficiency; nutrient-uptake genes; Heat stress; Drought stress; photosynthesis
Dr. Chiara Mizzotti
Department of Bioscience, University of Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: plant development; fruit and seed development; seed/fruit crosstalk; fertilization; germination; transcription factors
Dr. Stefania Moccia
Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council (ISA-CNR), Avellino 83100, Italy
Interests: phytochemicals; bioactive compounds; nutraceutical; plant by-products; eco-friendly extraction; cell biology; biological activities; cell culture; antioxidants; polyphenols; carotenoids; functional foods; microencapsulation; nanoemulsion
Dr. Azza H. Mohamed
Postdoctoral at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Interests: plant science; plant molecular biology; plant biochemistry; Plant Physiology; Plant Tissue Culture; Plant Breeding; plant pathogen interaction; biotic and abiotic stress on plants; transcriptomic and proteomic in plants; the impact of the ecosystem on plants development; plant signals; plant hormones; cell biology; plant metabolomic; Genetics; bioinformatic
Dr. Eric Moise
Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 5G4, Canada
Interests: Insect Pests; forests; herbivory; plant defense; integrated pest management; Global Change Biology; ecophysiology; winter ecology
Dr. Juan D. Montenegro
Australian Genome Research Facility, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: Genomics; Genetics; breeding; Biotechnology; Transformation; diversity; estructure; Bioinformatics; transcriptomics; single cell sequencing
Dr. Katarzyna Możdżeń
Department of Plant Physiology, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Podchorążych 2 St., 30-084 Kraków, Poland
Interests: abiotic stress; allelopathy; chlorophyll a fluorescence; germination indexes; invasive plants; interaction between plants; Plant morphology; plant pigments; seedlings; weeds
Dr. Sorin Muntean
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: Agriculture – Phytotechny (Field crops, Medicinal and aromatic plants)
Dr. Samuel K. Mutiga
1. Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, NC 72701, USA
2. Biosciences eastern and central Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI), Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Interests: genetics for plant resistance to pathogens; mycotoxin contamination in crop plants and implications on feed and food; plant pathology and breeding for disease resistance; sustainable management of diseases and pests of crop plants
Dr. Muhammad Nadeem
School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, A2H 5R4, Canada
Interests: germination; nutrient budgeting seedling-plant; dairy manure/anaerobic digestate based crop production systems; phosphorus; stress physiology; lipids remodelling in growing plants; podzol soils; boreal climate
Dr. Raimund Nagel
Department of Plant Physiology, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig 04103, Germany
Interests: terpene biosynthesis; secondary metabolites; plant biochemistry; structural biology; plant-pathogen interaction and chemical ecology
Dr. Lauri Nikkanen
Molecular Plant Biology, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Interests: photosynthesis; chloroplast redox regulation; thioredoxins; flavodiiron proteins; photoprotective mechanisms; photosynthetic electron transfer; synechocystis sp. pcc 6803; arabidopsis thaliana
Dr. Emanuela Noris
Insitute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP), CNR, 10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: plant virology; plant pathogen interaction; biotic stress; Plant Biotechnology; molecular farming; diagnostic methods
Dr. Michał Nosek
Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Krakow, Podchorążych 2, 30-084 Kraków, Poland
Interests: CAM photosynthesis and plasticity; response to abiotic stresses (osmotic stress); antioxidative system (enzymatic and nonenzymatic components)
Dr. Christos Noulas
Department of Soil and Water Resources, Institute of Industrial and Forage Crops, Hellenic Agricultural Organization—“Demeter”, 41335 Larissa, Greece
Interests: soil fertility; nutrition and fertilization of agricultural crops; nitrogen use efficiency; plant nutritional physiology; soil-plant relations; land use and soil quality; arable crop production; root morphology and crop nutrition
Dr. Andriy Novikov
1. Department of Biosystematics and Evolution, State Museum of Natural History NAS of Ukraine, Teatralna str. 18, Lviv 79008, Ukraine
2. Department of Botany, Biology Faculty, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Hrushevskoho str. 4, Lviv 79004, Ukraine
Interests: plants systematics; plants morphology; plants biogeography; endemic plants; Ranunculaceae; Carpathians; digitization of collections; virtual herbaria
Dr. Dario Novoselovic
Department of Cereal Breeding and Genetics, Agricultural Institute Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: wheat; abiotic stress; Genetics; breeding; Genomics; selection; diversity; genetic resources
Dr. Michał Nowak
Institute of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin 20-033, Poland
Interests: Plant Biotechnology; Plant Breeding; cereals; response to stress; oxidative stress; Gene Expression; molecular markers; Flowering time
Dr. Marcin Nowicki
Institute of Agriculture, Entomology & Plant Pathology 370 Plant Biotechnology Building, University of Tennessee, 2505 E J. Chapman Drive , Knoxville TN 37996-4500, USA
Interests: plant molecular biology; Molecular Biochemistry; (a)biotic stress responses; Population genetics; speciation; evolution; comparative genomics
Dr. Eliana Nutricati
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences And Technologies. University of Salento, LECCE 73100, Italy
Interests: Plant Physiology; plant biology; Plant Biotechnology; molecular biology; biochemistry; Gene Expression; food chemistry; antioxidant activity
Dr. Elisabetta Oddo
Univ Palermo, Dipartimento Sci & Tecnol Biol Chim & Farmaceut, I-90123 Palermo, Italy
Interests: Plant Physiology; water relations; abiotic stress; xylem hydraulics; grapevine; succulents; mediterranean shrubs; conservation physiology
Dr. Adam Okorski
Department of Entomology, Phytopathology and Molecular Diagnostics, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10–727 Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: plant protection; phytopathology; biological control; esential oils; forest nurseries; molecular detection of plant diseases; qPCR; ngs; mycotoxins; fusarium
Dr. Maxwel Coura Oliveira
Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: weed research; crop protection; sustainable agriculture; modeling; precision agriculture; cover crops
Dr. Lăcrămioara Opricǎ
Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, 700506 Iasi, Romania
Interests: salinity and drought alleviation; green chemistry for nanoparticle synthesis; food biochemistry; antioxidant activity; biotic and abiotic stress responses; oxidative stress; plant physiology and biochemistry; antioxidant system in plants and fungi
Dr. Jasmin Packer
Environment Institute, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: Acacia; disturbance regime; endangered; invasive; littoral plant; phragmites australis; Population Dynamics; productivity; tall-statured grass; threatened species
Dr. Florin Păcurar
Department of Grasslands and Forage crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: HNV; semi-natural grasslands; oligotrophic grassland; grassland management; biodiversity; indicator species; organic and mineral inputs; mulching; ecologic and agronomic value of grassland; climate fluctuation and vegetation dynamic
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Pacuta
Crop Production Department, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
Interests: crop production; sustaiable agriculture; varieties; fertilizing; bioactive preparations; growing system of cereals; oil plants; sugar beet, special crops
Prof. Dr. Edyta Paczos-Grzeda
University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka Str. 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: plants disease resistance, cereals, molecular genetics, biotic stress, genetic diversity
Dr. Guillermo F. Padilla-Gonzalez
Federico Padilla-Gonzalez Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew London, UK
Interests: metabolomics; Liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry; Mass spectrometry-based identification of metabolites (Dereplication); Multivariate statistics and chemometrics; Molecular networking; Chemotaxonomy/chemophenetics; Gene expression and Rt-qPCR; Molecular systematics Phylogenetics Chemical evolution
Dr. Ramona Paltinean
Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, "Iuliu Hațieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 400337 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: morpho-anatomical and histological characterization of plants; phytochemical analysis and pharmacological activities of medicinal plants; polyphenols and isoquinoline alkaloids
Dr. Fokion Papathanasiou
Department of Agriculture, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Macedonia-Greece, 53100 Florina, Greece
Interests: Botany; Plant Physiology; crop physiology; bean; corn; quality characteristics; Agronomy; stress physiology; drought
Dr. Inkyu Park
K-Herb Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305-811, Korea
Interests: plant genomics; chloroplast genome; DNA barcodes; Plant Breeding; qtl; herbal medicinal plants
Dr. Alberto Pascale
Department of Agricultural Sciences University of Naples, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
Interests: Plant-microbe interactions; plant microbiomes; rhizosphere; beneficial microbes; metagenomics; microbial genomics; Bioinformatics
Dr. Indira Paudel
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061, USA
Interests: plant ecophysiology in response to climate change; Plant Hydraulics; fruit trees physiology; sap flow; plant water relations
Dr. Svec Pavel
Department of Geoinformatics, Faculty of Mining and Geology, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava17. listopadu 2172/15708 00, Ostrava – Poruba, Czech Republic
Interests: plant invasions; reynoutria; Landscape Ecology; GIS; remote sensing
Dr. Arslan Masood Peerzada
School of Agriculture & Food Sciences (SAFS), The University of Queensland, Gatton 4343, QLD, Australia
Interests: Weed Biology; herbicide efficacy; application technology; weed ecology; climate change
Dr. Foen Peng
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: evolution; Genetics; Genomics; Pollination Ecology; flower; gene regulation; Mimulus; monkeyflower
Dr. Leonardo Perez De Souza
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Am Mühlenberg, 1, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: plant-pathogen interaction; biofilm; quorum sensing; model plants; ETI; PTI; phytobacterial control; sar
Dr. Ujjal Jyoti Phukan
Plant Responses to Stress Group, Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), CRAG Building - Campus UAB, 08193 Cerdanyola BARCELONA, Spain
Interests: Plant stress response; protein homeostasis; transcriptional regulation; Crop Improvement
Dr. Remigiusz Pielech
Department of Forest Biodiversity, Faculty of Forestry, Institute of Ecology and Silvicultutre, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
Interests: forest ecology; forest dynamic; forest structure; forest protection; Bbodiversity; disturbance; Riparian forests; riverine forests; swamp; alluvial forest; molecular ecology; Landscape Ecology
Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Piernik
Dept Geobot &, Nicolaus Copernicus Univ, Torun 87-100, Poland
Interests: Botany; plant ecology; stress; salinity; halophytes; plant-soil relationships; biodiversity; Invasive species
Dr. Marcin Pietras
Institute of Dendrology Polish Academy of Sciences, 62-035 Kórnik, Poland
Interests: mycology; plant-fungus interactions; ectomycorrhizal plants; ectomycorrhizal symbiosis; alien/invasive plants; alien fungi; fungal ecology; suilloid fungi; forestry; Forest decline
Dr. Lucie Plíhalová
Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Laboratory of Growth Regulators, 165 02 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: Organic Chemistry; cytokinins; purines; structure and activity relationship; plant growth regulators
Dr. Robert Pokluda
Department of Vegetable Sciences and Floriculture, Mendel University, 69144 Lednice, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: horticulture; protected cultivation; plant symbiotical microorganisms; plant protection; vegetables
Dr. Jathish Ponnu
Univeristy of Cologne, Germany
Interests: Light singaling; Sugar signaling; Flowering time; vegetative phase transition; arabidopsis genetics; plant developmental genetics; FRET-FLIM; photosynthesis; photorespiration; plant development; abiotic stress; Drought stress; aba signaling
Dr. Jelena Popović Đorđević
Department for Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: phytochemistry; biological activity of natural compounds; food chemistry; Environmental chemistry; trace elements
Dr. Miguel Portillo-Estrada
Dept. Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk 2610, Belgium
Interests: plant volatile organic compounds (VOCs); VOC emissions from other organisms (animals, fungus,…); time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF-MS) and quadrupole-based PTR-MS; plant photosyntesis; gas exchange chambers; leaf litter decomposition
Dr. Silvas J Prince
Noble Research Institute,Sam noble Pkwy, Ardmore, USA
Interests: high throughput phenotyping; spectral reflectance; sensors; phenomics; Root imaging Plant Biotechnology; Next Generation Sequencing; genetic analysis; physiology; Genotyping Abiotic Stress Tolerance; Agronomy
Dr. Jarosław Przybył
Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Institute of Horticulture Sciences, Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: medicinal plants, vegetables, chromatography, extraction methods, conservation of herbs row material
Dr. Arkadiusz Przybysz
Section of Basic Research in Horticulture, Department of Plant Protection, Institute of Horticulture Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW (WULS-SGGW), 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: particulate matter; phytoremediation, air pollution, accumulation of pm, plant adaptation to environmental stresses, plant microbes interaction, photosynthetic apparatus; air pollution; urban stresses; anthropopression; abiotic stresses; drought; salinity; photosynthetic apparatus
Dr. Radoslaw Puchalka
1) Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, 2) Centre for Climate Change Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Lwowska 1, 87-100 Torun, Poland
Interests: bioclimatology, xylogenesis, phenology, dendroecology, plant ecology, biodiversity, vegetation sciences, nature protection, plant systematics
Dr. Carolina G. Puig
Department of Plant Biology and Soil Science, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Interests: allelopathy; phytotoxicity; weed control; bioherbicide; secondary metabolites; organic agriculture; phenolic compound; volatile organic compound; dose-response curves
Dr. Hongmin Qin
Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, TX 77843, USA
Interests: plant-insect interaction; insect resistance; insect-resistant plant; plant immunity; cytoskeleton; microtubule; actin; crape myrtle bark scale
Prof. Dr. Yongjian Qiu
Department of Biology, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA
Interests: plant responses to light and temperature; phytochrome B; signals during thermosensory growth; light signaling in plants
Dr. Francesca Raffini
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, Via L. Borsari 46, 44121 Ferrara, Italy
Interests: evolutionary biology; conservation biology; Genomics; population genetics and genomics; ecology; speciation; Adaptation; behaviou
Dr. Carla Ragonezi
ISOPlexis - Centre in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Technology, University of Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal
Interests: soil microbiological diversity; Plant-microbe interactions; plants; Biotechnology; Tissue Culture; sustainable agriculture; food crops
Dr. Md. Atikur Rahman
Division of Grassland and Forage Science, National Institute of Animal Science (NIAS), Cheonan 31000, Seoul, Korea
Interests: Plant stress physiology; plant mineral nutrition; heavy metal toxicity
Dr. Yarra Rajesh
Department of Agrnomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: plant genetic engineering; abiotic stress tolerance(salinity, drought and high temperature); plant molecular biology thermomorphogenesis; stress physiology; crispr/cas9; plant transformation; in vitro plant culture, somatic embryogenesis
Dr. Vishnu Rajput
Academy of Biology and Biotechnology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don-344090, Russia
Interests: effects of organic-inorganic pollutants on "plant" anatomy; physiology; morphological; DNA Damage; ultrastructural changes
Dr. Alessia Restuccia
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, Via S. Sofia, 100 - 95123, Catania, Italy
Interests: seed germination; Germination ecology; soil seed bank; weeds; soil solarization; parasitic plants; cover crops; intercropping; allelopathy
Dr. Thais Huarancca Reyes
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: abiotic stress; salinity; ultraviolet radiation; carbon/nitrogen nutrient balance; chlorophyll fluorescence; gas exchanges; secondary metabolites; andean crops; Arabidospsis; tomato
Dr. Hyungmin Rho
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University
Interests: plant-endophyte symbiosis; plant growth-promoting bacteria; photosynthesis; plant water relations; water-use efficiency; Plant stress physiology; olericulture; protected/controlled environment horticulture
Dr. Carlos Rial
University of Cadiz,
Interests: Isolation, Organic Chemistry, Natural Products, LC-MS, bioactivity, spectroscopy, allelopathy, secondary metabolites, NMR
Prof. Dr. Felipe Klein Ricachenevsky
Botany Department, Institute of Biosciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 91501-970, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
Interests: Ionomics; iron; zinc; transporter; METAL; trace element; synchrotron X-ray fluorescence; biofortification
Prof. Dr. Markus Rienth
Changins, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, 2800 Delémont, Switzerland
Interests: grapevine physiology and ecophysiology; Fruit Physiology; transcriptomics; RNA sequencing
Prof. Dr. Christoph Ringli
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of Zurich, Zollikerstr. 107, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Interests: cell wall formation; integrity signaling; LRR-extensins; FERONIA; RALFs; CrRLK1Ls; root hair formation
Dr. Piotr Robakowski
Poznan University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Sylviculture, 60-625 Poznan, Poland
Interests: Plant Ecophysiology; forest ecology; photosynthesis; gas exchange; chlorophyll fluorescence; invasive plants; biodiversity; forest genetics; tree physiology
Dr. Md Zohurul Kadir Roni
Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF), Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Ishigaki, 907-0002, Okinawa, Japan
Interests: plant growth and physiology; light emitting diodes; stomata, leaf gas exchange; environmental stimuli and stresses (high temperature, light irradiation, CO2, and humidity); Greenhouse horticulture; controlled environment agriculture
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Rossi
Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC), Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
Interests: root anatomy; soil contaminants; Plant Physiology; root-soil interaction; stress physiology; Root growth and development
Dr. Katarzyna Rubinowska
Department of Plant Physiology, University of Life Sciences, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
Interests: plant stress; peroxidase; plant senescence; vaselife; postharvest; Polyamines; cut inflorescence; cold stress; temperature stress; water stress
Dr. Renata Rucińska-Sobkowiak
Faculty of Biology, Department of Plant Ecophysioolgy, ul. Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: heavy metals; hormesis; toxic effects; water relations; reactive oxygen species; oxidative stress; plant defence responses
Dr. Francisco J. Ruiz Gómez
Departamento de Ingeniería Forestal, Laboratorio de Ecofisiología de Sistemas Forestales ECSIFOR—ERSAF, Universidad de Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, E-14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: plant-pathogen interaction in forest woody species; ecological processes modeling and soil rhizosphere microbiome communities evaluated through metabarcoding techniques
Dr. Trinidad Ruiz Téllez
Departmento de Biología Vegetal, Ecología y Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad de Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: phytochemistry; essential oil; medicinal plants; ethnobotany; amazonic; lamiaceae; citrus; terpene; limonene; green solvents
Professor Marko Sabovljevic
Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade Takovska 43, 11000 Belgrade Serbia
Interests: bryophytes,; eco-physiology; ex situ; in vitro; conservation; plants
Professor Florin Sala
Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "King Michael I of Romania" from Timisoara Calea Aradului, 119, 300645, Timisoara, Romania
Interests: leaf area, mineral elements, nanofertilizers, nanoparticles, NDVI, plant nutrition, physiological indices, production quality, stress indices, vegetation indices
Dr. Lakkakula Satish
1. Department of Biotechnology Engineering, The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva - 84105, Israel
2. The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva - 84105, Israel
Interests: & lt; em& gt; Agrobacterium& /em& CRISPR; fungi; Genetic Engineering; medicinal plants; molecular markers; monocots; mycorrhiza; secondary metabolites
Dr. Loredana Maria Scalschi
Escuela Superior de Tecnología y Ciencias Experimentales (ESTCE), Departamento de Ciencias Agrarias y del Medio Natural, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón 12071, Spain
Interests: plant pathology; Microbiology; Endophytes; proteins/peptides; nitrogen
Dr. Young-Su Seo
Dept. of Microbiology & Dept. of Integrated Biological Science, Pusan National University, 46241 Busan, Korea
Interests: Plant-microbe interactions; Plant Microbiology; plant disease and immunity; Plant Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Mohamed A. Shahba
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
Interests: turfgrass; herbicides; crop; ecophysiology; Plant Environmental Stress
Dr. Fahimeh Shahinnia
Staff Senior Scientist, Bioanalytic Gatersleben, Am Schwabeplan 1b, 06466 Gatersleben, Germany
Interests: Quantitative genetics, GWAS and QTL mapping, Drought genomics, Cereal genetics, Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Agricultural Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Yoshihito Shinozaki
Institute of Global Innovation Research, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 3-5-8 Saiwaicho, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-8509, Japan
Interests: fruit development; primary metabolism; molecular breeding; genome editing; transcriptomics; metabolomics; Epigenomics; networks and systems biology; tomato; horticulture
Dr. Ilana Shtein
Eastern R&D Center, Israel
Interests: botany, anatomy, xylem, stress, Vitis, cell walls, biomechanics, structure-function
Dr. David Šilha
Department of Biological and Biochemical Sciences, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, 532 10 Pardubice, Czech Republic
Interests: plant extract; antimicrobial; antibiofilm; phytochemistry; chemical composition of plant extracts; essential oils; pathogenic bacteria; hydrosols
Dr. Rodica Maria Sima
Department of Horticulture and Landscape, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca 400372, Romania
Interests: vegetables; soilless culture; horticultural crops management in field and controlled climate; Nutritional quality of horticultural products
Dr. Magdalena Simlat
Department of Plant Breeding, Physiology and Seed Science, University of Agriculture in Kraków, 31-140 Krakow, Poland
Interests: seed germination; seed dormancy; seedling development; Plant Breeding; microsporogenesis; cytoplasmic-male sterility; plant genomics
Dr. Ajeet Singh
Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India
Interests: Agricultural important wild plants, Agrobiodiversity management; Agronomic practices of Neglected and Underutilized plants; Biocultural knowledge; Bioprospecting of wild plants; Climate resilient agriculture; conservation of wild plants; Ethnobotany of wild plants; Food and nutritional security; Medicinal use of Wild plants; Neglected crops; Traditional agricultural practices; traditional ecological knowledge; Underutilized crops etc.
Professor Gurbir Singh
Dep. of Forestry, College of Agricultural Sciences Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL, 62901 USA
Interests: nutrient management; soil health; water quality; irrigation water; corn, soybean and cover crops
Dr. Adriana Skendi
Department of Food Science and Technology, International Hellenic University (IHU), Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: cereals and cereal based products; polysaccharides; aromatic plants; antioxidants; mycotoxins; physicochemical properties; rheology; food analysis; food technology; functional foods
Dr. Manoj Kumar Solanki
Visiting Scientist, Department of Food Quality & Safety, Institute for Post-harvest and Food Sciences, The Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Maccabi Road 68, P.O.B 15159, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel
Interests: plant microbes interaction; plant stress regulation; microbiome; post-harvest disease management; mycotoxigenic fungi; mycotoxins; food safety and quality; food storage strategy; plant transcriptomics; whole-genome study
Dr. Prabhakaran Soundararajan
Research Associate (Genomics Division), Department of Agriculture Biotechnology, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (NAS), Rural Development Administration (RDA),Jeonju, South Korea
Interests: Bioinformatics; Next Generation Sequencing; Resequencing; comparative genomics; Evolutionary Developmental Genetics in plants; NGS platform for whole genome sequencing assembly and annotation of several horticultural plants such as Brassica raps, Brassica juncea, pear, peach and Bienertia sinuspersici; an single cell C4 photosynthetic plant
Dr. Chris K. Sørensen
Department of Agroecology, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Interests: cereal rust diseases; plant histopathology; host plant resistance; plant disease phenotyping; fungal plant pathology; genetics of rust fungi; rust epidemiology
Dr. Valentina Španič
Department for Breeding and Genetics of Small Cereal Crops, Poljoprivredni Institut Osijek, 31000 Osije, Croatia
Interests: wheat; breeding; Genetics; biotic stress; abiotic stress
Dr. Carmelina Spanò
Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Via Luca Ghini 13, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: abiotic stress; antioxidant response; metal nanoparticles; metals; nanoplastic; oxidative stress; plant physiological traits
Dr. Or Sperling
Gilat Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, M.P. Negev, 85280, Ministry of Agriculture, Israel
Interests: plants physiology; sustainability; sustainable farming; crop yields; soil-plant-atmosphere continuum; terrestrial ecology; climate change; environmental modelling
Dr. Andreea Stanila
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (USAMV), Cluj-Napoca, 400372 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: food chemistry; HPLC and FT-IR analysis; phenolic compounds; amino acids; by-products capitalization
Dr. Lidia Stasiak-Różańska
Department of Food Technology and Assessment, Nowoursynowska St., no 159 c02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; utilization; waste; fermentation; antimicrobial activity; Bacterial cellulose; acetic bacteria; Lactic Bacteria; dairy industry; industrial waste; microbial polymers; nanocellulose; microbial cellulose; probiotics; essential oils; food technology
Dr. Ivna Štolfa
Department of Biology, University of J. J. Strossmayer Osijek, 31 000 Osijek, Croatia
Interests: Plant Physiology; oxidative stress; heavy metals; Abiotic and Biotic stress; antioxidative response; biofortification; nanometals
Dr. Mayavan Subramani
Molecular Genetics and EpiGenomics Laboratory, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901, USA
Interests: plant molecular biology; plant epigenomics; plant transcriptomics; plant genetic engineering; plant metabolic engineering; biotic and abiotic stresses in plants; in vitro plant culture
Dr. Aleksandra Swida-Barteczka
Department of Gene Expression, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
Interests: microRNAs; barley; drought; crop plants; Gene Expression
Dr. Nicolas Szydlowski
Department of Glycobiology (UGSF-UMR CNRS 8576), University of Lille, 59655-Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Interests: plant glycobioly; starch structure and metabolism
Dr. Joanna Szymanowska-Pułka
Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, University of Silesia in Katowice, 40-032 Katowice, Poland
Interests: lateral root development; modeling of growth of plant organ; root morphogenesis; mechanical properties of plant tissues; phyllotaxis
Dr. Magdalena Szymańska
Department of Soil Environment Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw 02-787, Poland
Interests: fertilizers and fertilization; waste management; nutrient recovery and recycling; anaerobic digestate; plant nutrition; ammonia stripping; struvite precipitation
Dr. Magdalena Szymura
Institute of Agroecology and Plant Production, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-363 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: biological invasions; Invasive plant species; solidago; semi-natural meadows; grasslands; phenotypic plasticity
Dr. Toshiyuki Takahashi
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology,Miyakonojo College, Miyazaki 885-8567, Japan
Interests: photosynthesis; algae; microalgae; chlorophyll fluorescence; environmental biotechnology; symbiosis; cell imaging; Flow Cytometry
Dr. Krzysztof Treder
Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostic and Biochemistry Bonin Research Center Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute - National Research Institute Bonin 3, 76-009 Bonin, POLAND e-mail: [email protected] Phone: (+48 94) 3423031 (ext.207) fax: (+48 94) 3427028 of Molecular Diagnostics and Biochemistry
Interests: potato viruses - isothermal detection - RT-LAMP - cap-independent translation
Dr. Minerva Trejo-Arellano
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH, UK
Interests: Epigenomics; DNA methylation; transposable elements; evolution; high-throughout sequencing; Networks; histone modifications; & amp; lt; em& gt; arabidopsis& /em& somatic embryogenesis; senescence; heterochromatin
Dr. Georgios Tsaniklidis
Laboratory of Vegetable crops, Institute of Olive tree, Mediterranean crops and Viticulture, Heraklion-Crete 71307, Greece
Interests: plant stress; fruit quality; vegetable crops; postharvest; antioxidants
Prof. Dr. Karl Tsim
Division of Life Science, Center for Chinese Medicine, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China
Interests: chinese medicine; quality control of herbal products; omics analysis; phytochemistry; pharmacology
Dr. Igor Piotr Turkiewicz
Department of Fruit, Vegetable and Plant Nutraceutical Technology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Science, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 37 Chełmońskiego Street, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: plants; food technology; food chemistry; fruits; vegetables; nutraceuticals; bioactive compounds; lc-ms; biological activities; antioxidant capacity; sensory analysis; drying techniques; bioprocess; microencapsulation; polyphenols
Dr. Ana Jurinjak Tušek
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: bioactives extraction; mathematical modelling; Process Optimisation; NIR spectroscopy; chemometrics; Artificial neural network modelling; microfluidics
Dr. Agata Tyczewska
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan 61-704, Poland
Interests: plant stress responses; plant genomics; Biotechnology; GMO; public perception and legislation; bioeconomy; C. elegans
Dr. Rakesh Upadhyay
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/ARS), Beltsville 20705, MD, USA
Interests: Fruit ripening; polyamine; lipoxygenase; abiotic stress; Ethylene; Drought stress; Heat stress
Dr. Jacek Urbaniak
Department of Botany and Plant Ecology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: plants; molecular; taxonomy; algae; AFLP; issr; cpdna; phylogeny; systematics; phylogeography
Dr. Oswaldo Valdés López
Laboratorio de Genómica Funcional de Leguminosas, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Tlalnepantla 54090, Mexico
Interests: legume-rhizobia symbiosis; Plant-microbe interactions; Genetics; Genomics; legumes; phosphate deficiency
Dr. Filomena Monica Vella
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto di Ricerca degli Ecosistemi Terrestri (IRET), via P. Castellino, 111-80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: plant waste valorization; food processing by-products; eco-friendly extracion; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; antioxidants; essential oils; chemometric analysis
Dr. Stéphane Verger
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU/Umeå Plant Science Center, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: development, biomechanics, mechanosensing, cell wall, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, fiber cells, microscopy, image analysis
Dr. Marzia Vergine
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: host-pathogen interactions; plant-bacteria; plant microbiome; endophytic bacteria; endophytic fungi
Dr. Antonella Vitti
(actual)- Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132, 84084 Fisciano, Salerno, Italy
(previous, but active) - School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza PZ 85100, Italy
Interests: plant virology; viral vectors; biotic and abiotic stress; plant resistance mechanisms; plant disease; plant growth; Sustainable production
Dr. Priya Voothuluru
1. Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
2. Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Interests: roots; stress; water-deficit; development; kinematics; cell walls; ferulates; metabolites; reactive oxygen species; bioenergy
Dr. Chao-Min Wang
Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chiayi University. No. 580 Xinmin Rd., Chiayi City, Taiwan
Interests: microbiology, pharmacology, chemical ecology, veterinary medicine, allelopathy
Prof. Dr. Qing-Wei Wang
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang, Liaoning, 110016, China
Interests: plant physiological ecology; alpine plant life and UV-B radiation; forest canopy spectral ecology; species range limits; stress tolerance mechanisms; functional traits; biogeochemical cycles; biological invasion; plant and ecosystem responses to climatic interactions
Dr. Sheng Wang
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Plant Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5, Canada
Interests: protein ubiquitination; protein stability; plant development; Abiotic and Biotic stress
Dr. Sishuo Wang
School of Life Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, New Territories 999077, Hong Kong
Interests: plant genomics; genome duplication; phylogenomics; comparative genomics; molecular evolution
Dr. Emilie Widemann
Department of Biology, Western University, N6A 3K7 Ontario, Canada
Interests: physiology; Metabolism; biochemistry; molecular biology; genetic; cell biology; biotic/abiotic stresses; development; Hormones; jasmonates
Dr. Magdalena Wójcik-Jagła
Department of Plant Physiology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Podłużna 3, 30-239, Kraków, Poland
Interests: plant genomics; plant transcriptomics; Gene Expression; abiotic stress tolerance; freezing tolerance; drought tolerance; cold acclimation; winterhardiness; Plant Physiology
Dr. Barbara Wójcikowska
Department of Genetics, University of Silesia in Katowice, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
Interests: auxin; histone acetylation; plants in vitro culture; somatic embryogenesis; transcription factors; transcriptome
Dr. Łukasz Wojtyla
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland Faculty of Biology, Institute of Experimental Biology, Department of Plant Physiology ul. Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznan, Poland
Interests: seed biology; germination; stress response; drought; salt stress; heavy metals; crop biology; climate changes; Plant Physiology; biochemistry; Agronomy
Dr. Deyang Xu
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, T220, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Interests: metabolites on its move; molecular mechanism; plant specialized metabolites; glucosinolate transport complement; plant synthetic biology; pathway and transport engineering of specialized metabolites; cChemical communication in beneficial plant- microbe interaction
Dr. Le Xu
Cellular and Molecular Medicine East 1087 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92092; School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Interests: The biological function and molecular mechanism of gene regulation mediated by epigenetic factors at both transcriptional level and post-transcriptinoal level
Dr. Narendra Singh Yadav
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge T1K 3M4, Alberta, Canada
Interests: epigenetics; epigenetic regulation of abiotic stress response & amp; transposable elements; plant stress biology; transgenerational stress memory; multi-generational stress effects; extremophytes; Salicornia; arabidopsis; novel stress-responsive genes
Dr. Vikash Kumar Yadav
Louvain Institute of Biomolecular Science and Technology, UCLouvain, Place de l'Université 1, 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: epigenetics; chromatin organization; DNA DSBs; transcription regulation; genomics and molecular biology
Dr. Oleg Yakhin
Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, Ufa Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ufa 450054, Russia
Interests: biostimulants; biopesticides; biofertilizers; micronutrients; allelopathy; heavy metals
Dr. Chuan-Ming Yeh
Division of Strategic Research and Development, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
Interests: transcription factor; transcriptional regulation; nutrient starvation; nutrient use efficiency; phosphate starvation; transporter; metal toxicity; root architecture
Dr. Jingyin Yu
Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: Plant; Genomics; Genome Resequencing; Pan-genome; Development of Database and Web Service
Dr. Antonios Zambounis
Department of Deciduous Fruit Trees, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization ‘Demeter’, 84401 Naoussa, Greece
Interests: climate change; crop protection; defense genes; Genetics and Genomics; molecular markers for disease resistance; Oomycetes; plant-pathogen interactions
Dr. Meisam Zargar
Department of Agrobiotechnology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, RUDN University, Moscow 117198, Russia
Interests: weed management; sustainable crop production; field crop production; management practices
Dr. Cankui Zhang
Purdue Center for Plant Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: plant mineral physiology; long distance systemic signaling; abiotic stress physiology; mrna metabolism; Biotechnology
Dr. Li Zhang
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: plant defense; plant-microbe interaction; plant-pathogen interaction; jasmonate acid; stomata
Dr. Rong Zhou
Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Interests: Plant; abiotic stress; heat; drought; cold; photosynthesis
Dr. Xue-Rong Zhou
CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Trait Program, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: regulation and biochemical analysis of plant fatty acid and oil biosynthesis; lipid synthesis and analysis; lipidomics; metabolic engineering of lipids and proteins
Dr. Vasileios Ziogas
Institute of Olive Tree, Subtropical Crops & Viticulture, Hellenic Agricultural Organization DEMETER, (HAO - DEMETER), Agrokipio 73134, Greece
Interests: citrus; citriculture; antioxidants; abiotic stress; tree physiology; stress physiology; farm management
Dr. Grzegorz Żurek
Department of Grasses, Legumes and Energy Plants, Plant Breeding & Acclimatization Institute, National Research Institute, Radzików, 05 – 870 Błonie, Poland
Interests: grasses; biomass; sport turf; climate change; drought; biodiversity; Endophytes; Epichloe; tall wheatgrass; switchgrass; miscanthus
Dr. Donatas Žvingila
Institute of Biosciences, Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, LT-10257 Vilnius, Lithuania
Interests: genetic diversity; DNA polymorphism; molecular markers; population genetic structure; genetic differentiation; molecular ecology
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