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Notice: Scientific reports of"Take-All Decline: A Model for Disease-Suppressive Soils" and " Control of Cereal Root Pathogens with Root-Associated Bacteria"

Sourse:   Date:2017-07-03

Title 1: Take-All Decline: A Model for Disease-Suppressive Soils

Reporter: Professor David M. Weller 

Title 2: Control of Cereal Root Pathogens with Root-Associated Bacteria

Reporter: Professor Linda S. Thomashow 

Time: 2017.07.05 10:00 am

Location: International exchange center 104

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. David Weller is Research Leader of the USDA-ARS, Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit, Pullman, WA and Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology, Washington State University. His research focuses on the control of soilborne pathogens, the rhizosphere microbiome and metabolome, and disease-suppressive soils. He was the Willie Commelin Scholten (WCS) Endowed Professor of Phytopathology and OECD Fellow at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Dr. Weller is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a recipient of the APS Ruth Allen Award for outstanding research. He has published over 100 journal articles and reviews. Dr. Weller founded and directs the nationally-recognized Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program “Pumping-Up the Math and Science Pipeline,” which provides novel educational opportunities in science and mathematics to underserved students in rural and Native American communities in the Pacific Northwest. For these activities, Dr. Weller received the Washington State University 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award and the USDA Secretary’s Honor Award in 2011.

Biographical Sketch:

Linda Thomashow is Researcher of the USDA-ARS, Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit, Pullman, WA and Adjunct Professor of Plant Pathology, Washington State University. Her research focuses on Plant-microbe interactions; plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria; rhizosphere microbiology and ecology; biological control; genetics of antibiotic production; microbial genomics. She was the editor of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. She has published over 100 journal articles. Dr. Thomashow is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and a recipient of the APS Ruth Allen Award for outstanding research. 

State Key Laboratary of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas
College of Agronomy
3 / 07 / 2017