Departmental News

In January of this year, Ruth Dill-Macky stepped into a new leadership role as the researcher co-chair of the United States Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI). Dill-Macky takes over this role from David Van Sanford (University of Kentucky) who served as the researcher co-chair of the USWBSI for over a decade. Dill-Macky has been part of USWBSI since its inception and on the executive committee since 2000. Read more >>

Brian Steffenson's research on winter-hardy barley is featured by the Growler magazine. Read more >>

Grace Anderson was recently featured in a story by the College of Continuing & Professional Studies, where she shared her path to plant pathology, her passion for plant science, and advice for future students. Read more >>

On January 11 the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (IonE) hosted “Speaking Science”, an all day symposium designed to help scientists build skills for public engagement beyond our technical communities. Read more >>

Professor Emeritus Richard Zeyen (1971-2008) and Mrs. Delores Huebner (former Administrator in the Department of Plant Pathology, 1984-2000) meet at the University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA), Arizona West Valley Chapter’s January 18, 2018 meeting. Read more >>

For the first time ever, scientists are gaining ground in the race against wheat stem rust, a pathogen that threatens global food security because of its ability to kill wheat. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Rothamsted Research, the University of Minnesota and USDA have discovered the first rust virulence molecule that wheat plants detect to ‘switch on’ built-in resistance and stave off the disease. Departmental collaborators on this publication include: Feng LiBrian SteffensonYue JinMelania Figueroa, and Peter Dodds. Read more >>

Linda Kinkel shares her experience as an invited speaker at National Taiwan University in Taipei, National Chung-Hsing University in Taichung, and National Chiayi University in Chiayi. Kinkel, along with Jacque Fletcher from Oklahoma State University presented information on the Phytobiomes Initiative, as well as on their research, career paths, and other elements related to the initiative, including pathways to commercialization and science communication. Read more >>

For the first time ever, scientists are gaining ground in the race against wheat stem rust, a pathogen that threatens global food security because of its ability to kill wheat. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Rothamsted Research, the University of Minnesota and USDA have discovered the first rust virulence molecule that wheat plants detect to ‘switch on’ built-in resistance and stave off the disease. Read more >>

Professor Emeritus Richard Zeyen was granted a 2017 University of Minnesota’s Alumni Association’s Service Award. It was presented to him by University President, Eric W. Kaler in a ceremony on October 19, 2017 at the Commons Hotel on the Minneapolis Campus. The award recognizes the service of a volunteer who has had a major impact on the University, its schools, colleges, departments, or faculty. Read more >>

Twelve grad students, faculty and staff got together and shared a meal then learned how to make and can applesauce. Grace Anderson a lifelong canner and preserver lead the way. (Many images that tell the whole story with faces, action and equipment). Next event will be Ben Held who will teach the art of sourdough bread making. Read more >>

Pages

Share Your News

Whether you are currently affiliated with Plant Pathology or you are an alumnus, we want to hear your recent news or story ideas. Share your news here.