Molecular plant pathology: the main strategies of Integrated Pest Management
Delve into the most advanced information on plant pathogen interaction !
- CIVIS focus area
- Climate, environment and energy
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Environment & Agriculture
- Course dates
- 1 October - 9 December 2021
- Apply by
- 25 September 2021 Apply now
Main topics addressed
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on the molecular aspects of plant-pathogen interactions.
It will more specifically focus on:
- Showing how pathogens counteract to plant defense response in order to establish resistance
- The molecular aspects of fungi, bacteria, and fungi
Additionally, an emphasis will be given to the role of mycotoxins in the interaction of fungi and plants. The role of genomics for the identification of effector genes and other factors will be highlighted.
This course will provide strong knowledge on the current state of art in the field of:
- Identification and characterization of effectors
- Fungal, bacterial and viral effectors
- Role of effectors
- Manipulation of plant hormones in plant
- Thricoderma as biological control
|Duration of the course: 8 weeks||Format: Virtual*|
|Date: 1 October - 9 December||ECTS offered: 6|
|Language: English||N° of CIVIS students: 10|
|Location: Rome, Italy|
The course will take place once a week for 2 hours, during 2 months. It is organised in lectures and seminars from students and invited professors.
* For this course there are no funds available for physical mobility for CIVIS students, who will join online. Students from Sapienza University will have the possibility to attend the course physically.
The programme is open to Master's students at CIVIS Alliance universities.
An intermediary level of English (at lest B1 level) is required.
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 September 2021.
Students will be assessed on a presentation as well as on their ability to integrate information from all the seminars in their presentation.
Luigi Faino is an Associate Professor at Sapienza University, within the Department of Environmental Biology. His research focus is on plant-pathogen interactions with an emphasis on the pathogen side of the interaction. His is using population genetics to identify pathogen genes called effectors that are interfering with the plant immune system. Currently, his focus is in the interaction between Fusarium and different crops like maize and melon. He is co-author of 25 cited papers in International peer-reviewed journals. SCOPUS: H-index 14