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Please make interested candidates aware of an open PhD assistantship at The Ohio State University to work on molecular mechanisms of ash resistance to the emerald ash borer. The position is available beginning in Autumn 2011 and is housed in the Dept. of Plant Pathology. The student will be advised by me and will be part of a large project working on this topic area, including the groups of Daniel Herms and Omprakash Mittapalli in Entomology at OSU, Donald Cipollini in Biological Sciences at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Jennifer Koch at the US Forest Service Northern Research Station in Delaware, Ohio.
Candidates already possessing a Masters of Science in entomology or plant pathology with expertise in modern molecular and/or chemical analytical tools are preferred, but this is not an absolute requirement. Outstanding candidates should apply as soon as possible through our website: http://plantpath.osu.edu/graduate-programs/prospective-students/application….
Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to distribute as you see fit.
Thank you for your assistance in publicizing this opportunity.
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello, Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology
The Ohio State University
201 Kottman Hall
2021 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: (614) 688-5401
Lab: (614) 688-5409
Fax: (614) 292-4455
Environmental Science Graduate Program (ESGP)
President's Council on Sustainability
Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program (PMBB)
Dear Forpath and Forent members,
The 3rd meeting of IUFRO Working Unit
7.03.12 "Alien invasive species and international trade"
will be held on October 16-21, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.
More information is on the web page:
Please forward this mail to anyone who are interested in
Prof. Kenji FUKUDA
Department of Natural Environmental Studies
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-city
Chiba 277-8653, JAPAN
Phone +81-4-7136-4766, Fax +81-4-7136-4756
The International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) and
the National Agricultural Research Institute of Uruguay (INIA) are
glad to invite forest pathologists and entomologists from all over the
world, to the IUFRO Forest Entomology – Forest Pathology Joint Meeting
to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, on 8th – 11th November, 2011.
Uruguay, as other countries in South America, has experienced an
amazing development in forestry in the last 15 years, reaching a
million hectares planted with Eucalypt and Pine species and an
increase in the research on the potentialities of a sustainable
forestry of the more than 800,000 hectares of native forests.
The meeting will be held in Colonia del Sacramento, a former
Portuguese settlement declared UNESCO world heritage in 1995. This
enchanting place will attract attendees and speakers from around the
world, making this a unique experience for forest pathologists, forest
entomologist and tree health scientists.
Information about the venue and call for papers will be announced soon
Save the Date!
November 8-11, 2011
Dr. Guillermo Perez
I would greatly appreciate your assistance in distributing this job
announcement to anyone that you feel would be interested in applying for
this tenured junior scientist position at INRA (French National
Institute for Agronomic Research), Nancy, France. Thank you in advance
for your assistance.
We are looking for a highly motivated junior research scientist to
develop a population genomics project on forest fungal pathogens/./
Candidates should have a strong background in evolutionary ecology and
above all population genetics. Skills in next-generation sequencing
analysis are required. Knowledge on host-parasite interactions would be
Details on how to apply and the guide for applicants can be found at
Deadline for application is February 24^th .
Below is an abstract of proposal context.
The field of population genomics has recently emerged at the cross
between traditional population genetics and the development of
high-throughput techniques, with the aim to decipher the strength of
selection events on genome evolution. Although not yet widely applied to
plant pathology studies, these approaches seem particularly well suited
to reveal the genetic bases of the adaptive potential of fungal plant
pathogens. While the rapid pace of pathogen evolution (which result from
intensive selection pressure through the massive deployment of
resistance genes) presents a major impediment to sustainable
agriculture, it also provides interesting opportunities to better
understand the evolutionary biology of host--parasite interactions.
The project stands at the core of the joint unit Tree-Microorganism
interactions (located near Nancy, North-eastern France) and lies at the
interface of its two major teams "ecology and population biology of tree
fungal pathogens" (directed by Benoit Marcais) and "eco-genomics of
interactions" (directed by Francis Martin). The hired junior scientist
will thus benefit from the complementary skills and resources of these
two teams, i.e. advanced population genetics knowledge, large and
historical population samplings, great genomic tools and molecular
resources, genome sequences and transcriptomic analyses performed on
model pathogen species, including the poplar rust fungus (Melampsora
For any further query, please contact Fabien HALKETT
(halkett(a)nancy.inra.fr) or Pascal FREY (frey(a)nancy.inra.fr).
Dr Pascal FREY
Forest Pathology Group
UMR1136 "Tree - Microbe Interactions"
Phone: 33 383 394 056
Fax: 33 383 394 069
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is seeking a post-doctoral
research associate to investigate the genetics of blight resistance
in Castanea, to explore more rapid means of screening young plants or
plantlets for blight resistance than are currently available, and to
explore whether some components of blight resistance are not being
measured by the current method of screening. Specific duties could
include: inoculating sets of Chinese-American progeny, measuring
canker sizes and analyzing the results; exploring whether a
differential evolution of ethylene between Chinese and American
chestnut can be developed into a rapid screen for blight resistance
in a variety of tissues; using mixed models to analyze multi-
generation resistance data; further characterizing progeny sets for
sclerified phelloderm to determine whether it is a component of
resistance; and other projects initiated at the discretion of the
associate as he or she becomes familiar with this pathosystem. The
Fagaceae Genomics Project was an NSF-funded project that completed
its fourth and final year in September, 2010. That project is being
followed by the Forest Health Initiative, which is funding this
position. An integrated physical and genetic map of a Chinese
chestnut tree is nearing completion and sufficient new data may have
been collected to assemble its genomic sequence. Further
resequencing of other trees, including American chestnut, is expected
to follow. Additionally, the genomic sequence of strains Ep155 and
SG2-3 of Cryphonectria parasitica have been determined and ninety-six
progeny of their cross characterized for pathogenicity. The candidate
would be expected to use these resources in explorations of this host-
parasite system and to begin applying them to breeding American
chestnut trees for blight resistance. The position is housed at
TACF’s Meadowview Research Farms in Meadowview, VA. A new laboratory
and office building has been constructed and the associate would be
expected to help finish equipping it, depending on the time of
arrival on site.
Please submit a curriculum vita and lists of references to Fred
Hebard, American Chestnut Foundation, 29010 Hawthorne Dr.,
Meadowview, VA 24361.
We are currently completing microsatellite development/analysis for the Laurel wilt pathogen, Raffaelea lauricola and are looking at cross-species transferability to close relatives. To complete these studies, we need to get a culture of Ambrosiella brunnea. Before requesting the fungus from a mycological collection, I wanted to determine if any of our colleagues in the U.S. have isolates they could share. If you have an isolate that you can share, please let me know. Thank you.
Jason A. Smith
Assistant Professor of Forest Pathology
State Forest Health Extension Specialist
School of Forest Resources and Conservation University of Florida
134 Newins-Ziegler Hall
P.O. Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410
Telephone: (352) 846-0843
Fax: (352) 846-1277
e-mail: jasons(a)ufl.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
We are pleased to announce that the next IUFRO All-Division5 Conference is
to be held in Estoril, Portugal July 8> 13, 2012.
IUFRO, along with the Technical University of Lisbon would like to extend an
invitation to all forest products researchers to participate in this
We are sure your presence and active participation will help to guarantee
the success of the endeavour, as this is a unique opportunity to meet and
share knowledge, with colleagues from all over the world.
We kindly ask you to spread the news through your data base contacts.
For more information on this upcoming conference please visit the website at
www.iufro2012.org <http://www.iufro2012.org/> .
We look forward to welcoming you in Portugal in 2012!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
T H E THE HOUSE OF EVENTS
PHONE: +351 22 834 8940
MOBILE: +351 93 244 8914
IUFRO 2012, All D5 CONFERENCE
Estoril Congress Centre, 8 >13 July12
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I am pleased to announce the 13th International Union of Forestry
Research Organization, Working Party 7.02.01 Conference on "Root and
Butt Rot of Forest Trees" that will be held in Italy from September
4th until September 11th, 2011. The meeting will be held in Florence
and in San Martino di Castrozza in the Dolomites (the village where I
grew up until the age of 12). A trip to the area invaded by the North
American H. irregulare will be organized South of Rome the day before
the meeting. Please read the attached announcement by the organizers
Paolo Capretti, Nicola La Porta, and Cecilia Comparini.
For further information go to
Thanks and see you all soon!
Please distribute the attached announcement widely; the position is for an applied silviculture / forest health project related to the impacts of white pine blister rust on tree regeneration.
Kristen Waring, PhD
Assistant Professor of Silviculture
School of Forestry
Northern Arizona University