Plant Pathology Seminar Series

Currently, all seminars are presented over Zoom. Please contact Communication Specialist Grant Czadzeck ([email protected]) for more information. View past seminars here.

Seminars and titles are subject to change. 

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Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Moderator
1/25/2021 Ryan Lins Syngenta Crop Protecton A Year in the Life of an Industry Field Scientist Jim Kolmer
2/1/2021 Cori Bazemore-James and Mylene Culbreath UMN Grad School Diversity Office, Director of Retention Graduate School Diversity Office Recruitment and Retention Support Jim Bradeen
2/8/2021 Melvin Bolton USDA-ARS Fargo ND Shedding light on a sugar beet pathogen’s dark secrets – the role of cercosporin and CbNip1 in Cercospora beticola pathology Kristi Ledman
2/15/2021 Ruth Dill Macky UMN Plant Pathology MAES Project - Integrating Best Management Practices for Fusarium Head Blight: Progress and Challenges Nick Rajtar
2/22/2021 Mark Sanders UMN Imaging Center Imaging Technology at the University Imaging Centers - Maintaining Excellence in a New Normal Nick Greatens
3/1/2021 Marike Boenisch UMN Plant Pathology Reorganization of cells and organelles of Fusarium graminearum upon induction of DON mycotoxins during wheat infection and in vitro Kristi Ledman
3/8/2021 Linda Kinkel UMN Plant Pathology MAES Project: The Ecology & Evolutionary Biology of Plant Microbiomes Nick Rajtar
3/15/2021 Claudia Castell Miller UMN Plant Pathology The cultivated wild rice-Bipolaris oryzae pathosystem: past, present and future research Nick Greatens
3/22/2021 Stephan Marek Oklahoma State Univ Two fungus-plant pathosystems: Switchgrass rust and tan spot of wheat Jim Kolmer
3/29/2021 Jonathan Jacobs Ohio State University Basis of bacterial tissue-specific plant colonization Rebecca Curland
4/5/2021 SPRING BREAK NO SEMINAR NO SEMINAR NO SEMINAR
4/12/2021 Nick Greatens PLPA Grad Student Biology, ecology, and biocontrol potential of Puccinia coronata var. coronata Kristi Ledman
4/19/2021 Kristi Ledman PLPA Grad Student Seed localization and transmission of Xanthomonas translucens, the pathogen causing bacterial leaf streak of small grains Nick Rajtar
4/26/2021 Nick Rajtar PLPA Grad Student The significance of Blister Blight (Exobasidium vexans) on tea shrub/leaf (Camellia sinensis) around the world Nick Greatens
5/3/2021 Mark Sanders UMN Imaging Center Imaging Technology at the University Imaging Centers - Maintaining Excellence in a New Normal

Nick Greatens