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Notice of "Pathogen effectors and crop breeding for disease resistance"

Sourse: The college of Life science  Date:2017-11-29

Title: Pathogen effectors and crop breeding for disease resistance

Time: 4pm, December 1, 2017

Venue: S3508

Introduction of Speaker:

Dr. Weixing Shan received his Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees from Northwestern Agricultural University. He did postdoctoral research in University of California at Davis and worked as Research Fellow in Australian National Univesity before being appointed as professor of plant pathology in Northwest A&F University. His research is focused on oomycete genetics and molecular biology and plant-pathogen interactions, using Phytophthora pathogens as model species. He is particularly interested in developing improved disease resistance in potato against late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans. He cloned the first oomycete avirulence gene, Avr1b, observed and discovered novel mechanism on the entry of eukaryotic pathogen effectors into host cells. Dr. Shan is a MOE Changjiang Chaired Professor and a recipient of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

The college of Life science

November 29,2017