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Seminar Series

Spring 2018 Seminars

Held every Monday during the semester at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2401 of Miller Plant Science Building in Athens and Room 201 of NESPAL in Tifton. Join us online for seminars.

January 8, 2018

New approaches to monitor mechanisms of plant immunity and disease. Brian Kvitko, Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology, UGA Athens

January 15, 2018

MLK No Seminar

January 22, 2018

Debugging soybean, Wayne Parrot, Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences, UGA Athens

January 29, 2018

The battle against the billion dollar pest: soybean cyst nematode, Dung (Ivy) Tran, MS Student, The Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, UGA Athens

February 5, 2018

Macro-and micro-level characterization of orthotospovirus-thrips interactions. Babu Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Entomology, UGA Griffin

February 12, 2018

Addressing producer needs regarding exotic and emerging diseases in Texas cotton. Jason Woodward, Associate Professor, & Extension Specialist, and Associate Department Head. Dept. of Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University

February 19, 2018

Quantitative Genetics of the Maize Microbiome. Jason Wallace, Assistant Professor, Quantitative genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and crop microbiomes, Crop & Soil Sciences, UGA Athens

February 26, 2018 

Progress and future challenges in vegetable disease management in Georgia. Bhabesh Dutta, Assistant Professor, Third Year Review, UGA Tifton,  

March 5, 2018

Management of peanut and pecan diseases - from "Spray and Pray" to molecular breeding. Tim Brenneman, Professor, Post-Tenure Review, Plant Pathology, UGA Tifton

March 12, 2018

GAPP, No Seminar

March 19, 2018

Using transcriptomics to better understand the soybean-Sclerotinia interaction. Steven J. Clough, Assistant Professor, USDA, Crop Sciences, Plant Protection, Plant Pathology, University of Illinois, SAPPs Invited speaker

March 26, 2018

Applied Plant Disease Epidemiology: Translating information into action. Ian Small, Plant Pathology, Assistant Professor, University of Florida

April 2, 2018

Understanding the emergence of target spot epidemics caused by corynespora cassiicola in the Southeastern U.S., Leilani Sumabat, Plant Pathology, UGA Athens , PhD Exit Seminar

April 9, 2018

Molecular exploration of fungal beta-lactamases and interactions between two maize endophytes, Fusarium verticillioides and Sarocladium zeae. Minglu Gao, Plant Pathology, UGA Athens, PhD Exit Seminar

April 16, 2018

Interactions between resistant and susceptible vegetable genotypes with phytophthora capsici. Shufang Tian, Plant Pathology, UGA Tifton, MS Exit Seminar

April 23, 2016

Phenotyping of peanut stem rot and rhizoctonia limb rot, Renjie Cui, Plant Pathology, UGA Tifton, MS Exit Seminar

May 8, 2018

29th Luttrell Lecture **Held at the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical & Health Sciences 10:00 AM Reception, 10:30 AM Seminar in Room 175.

Close encounters with a cereal killer: The biology and management of Fusarium graminearum. Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Professor Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section Chair, School of Intergrative Plant Science, Cornell University

2018 Luttrell Program

June 7, 2018

Xenobiotic metabolizing N-acetyltransferases: New functions revealed through comparative analyses of microbial genomes. Dr. Sotiria Boukouvala, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Thursday, June 7 at 2:00 PM, 3203 Miller Plant Sciences.

June 28, 2018

Molecular exploration of fungal lactamases and antagonism of Fusarium verticillioides by Sarocladium zeae, two maize endophytes. Minglu Gao, Plant Pathology, UGA Athens, PhD Exit Seminar, 1 PM in 2401 Miller Plant Sciences.

July 6, 2018

Symptomology, epidemiology, and real-time PCR-based diagnosis of Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot of blueberry caused by Exobasidium maculosum. Russell Ingram, Plant Pathology, UGA Athens, PhD Exit Seminar. 9 AM in 2401 Plant Sciences