Seminar Series

Spring 2020 Seminars

Held every Monday during the semester at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2401 of Miller Plant Sciences Building in Athens and Room 201 of NESPAL in Tifton. 

January 13, 2020

New perspectives on plant-bacterial pathogen interactions in model and crop hosts

Brian Kvitko (P&T seminar)

January 20,2020

MLK Day: No Seminar

January 27, 2020

Loblolly, bays or sugarberries: What keeps forest pathologists busy in Georgia

Caterina Villari (Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Athens)


February 3, 2020

Bioinformatic approaches to epidemiology and microbiology

Hendrik Den-Bakker
(Center for Food Safety, Griffin)

February 10, 2020

Virus ecology in specialty crops: Progress, challenges, and plans for the plant virology program at Clemson

Elizabeth Jeannette Cieniewicz (Clemson University)

February 17, 2020

Improving detection and management of plant-parasitic nematodes in vegetable landscapes through research and extension

Abolfazl Hajihassani (Third-year seminar)

February 24, 2020

Growing up in stress: Molecular crosstalk between plant defense and development

Li Yang (Third-year seminar)

March 2, 2020

Biology and management of diseases affecting Georgia fruit crops

Jonathan Oliver (Third-year seminar)

March 9, 2020

Spring Break: No Seminar

March 16, 2020 CANCELLED

Learning by viewing: Using visual media for extension education

Madeline Downing (Clemson University)

March 23, 2020 CANCELLED

Developing tools to monitor and manage root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne sp.) in vegetable crops

William B. Rutter (USDA-ARS Charleston, SC)

March 30, 2020

Fungal endophytes and their secondary metabolites in agricultural systems

Tony Glenn (USDA-ARS, Athens)

April 6, 2020  

Learning by viewing: Using visual media for extension education

Dr. Madeline Downing (Clemson University)

April 13, 2020

Transcriptome analysis of rmtA and its implications in secondary metabolism, environmental stress, and virulence in the plant pathogen Aspergillus flavus

Timothy Satterlee (USDA-ARS, Athens)

April 15, 2020

Diversity and molecular interactions of soybean and Phakopsora pachyrhizi

Ellison Clary (MS-PhD transition seminar)

3:30 to 4:20 in 3202 MPS

April 20, 2020

Whitefly-begomovirus interactions in vegetable pathosystems of Georgia

Babu Srinivasan (Department of Entomology, Griffin)

April 27, 2020

Infection-related development and effectors in the blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

Chang Hyun Khang (Department of Plant Biology, Athens)