Spring 2018 Plant Pathology Seminar Schedule

Tuesdays, Room 2318,Fifield Hall, 4:00 p.m.

DateSpeakerHostTitle
Jan 9 NONE -- Course Introduction by Svetlana Folimonova
Jan 16 Linda Kinkel
Univ. of Minn.
Talk starts at 4:20 PM in the Cancer and Genetics Bldn., Ground floor auditorium
Students are encouraged to attend other talks at the ‘One Health - Microbial Cycling in Food Webs’ Symposium on the occasion of the retirement of Ariena van Bruggen (8AM-5:30PM; Cancer and Genetics Bldn.)
Ariena van Bruggen  Network analysis of the transfer of microbial communities from soil to rhizosphere
(speaker will be introduced by Eric Triplett)  
Jan 23 NONE   Departmental Review
Jan 30 Francisco Kuhar
Centro de Investigación y Extensión Forestal Andino-Patagónico (CONICET) Universidad de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Argentina
Matt Smith Identification of intercepted plant disease samples at the USDA Miami Plant Inspection Station:  opportunities for collaborative ventures 
Feb 6 Weston Msikita
USDA, APHIS, PPQ- Plant Inspection Station, Miami, FL
Svetlana Folimonova Identification of intercepted plant disease samples at the USDA Miami Plant Inspection Station:  opportunities for collaborative ventures 
Feb 13 Melanie Kalischuk
NFREC, Quincy, FL
Svetlana Folimonova RNA viruses: advances in RNA silencing and suppression 
Feb 20 Sheng Yang He
HHMI Investigator University Distinguished Professor
DOE Plant Research Lab Michigan State University
Plant Path. Graduate Students Disease-climate-microbiome interactions in the phyllosphere 
Feb 27 Keyhani Nemat
Microbiology and Cell Science Dept., UF
Svetlana Folimonova Current trends in the interactions between entomopathogenic fungi and insects, plants, and other microbes 
Mar 13 Mark Hilf
USDA, ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL
Svetlana Folimonova  Application of Small Tree Systems to study ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and Huanglongbing 
Mar 20 Kirsten Stelinski
Dept. of Entomology, UF, CREC
Svetlana Folimonova Microbial Ecology of the Asian Citrus Psyllid: Interactions and Applications
Mar 27 Samuel Hutton
Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gulf Coast REC, FL
Jeff Jones Current Strategies for Breeding Disease Resistant Tomatoes for Florida 
Apr 3 Tim R. Gottwald
USDA, ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL
Svetlana Folimonova Canine olfactory detection of plant disease
Apr 10 Bryan Kolaczkowski
Microbiology and Cell Science Dept., UF
Svetlana Folimonova Molecular mechanisms of RNA interference in Plants and Animals: Evolutionary convergence, divergence, and everything in-between
Apr 17 Scott Adkins
USDA, ARS, Ft. Pierce, FL
Svetlana Folimonova  The world is run by those who show up
Apr 24 Andrew C. Schuerger
UF, Space Life Science Lab, N. Merritt Island, FL
Svetlana Folimonova  Fusarium oxysporum as an opportunistic pathogen on Zinnia elegans grown onboard the International Space Station