Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

New faces

Jelena Lazarevic is working in a project with Hanna Millberg, Anna Hopkins and Jan Stenlid where she is identifying Dothistroma septosporum in pine needles from a field trial in Fagersta.
Rasmus Enderle is from the Department Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute Baden-Wuerttemberg, Freiburg, Germany.  He joined us on the 17th of March and will be here for two months on the FRAXBACK STSM. He is working with Diem on the population study of Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus from infected ash petioles collected in Hainich National Park, Germany.
Silvia Pioli is from Italy and arrived on the 17th of March. She will stay for six months and work on wood-inhabiting fungal communities with Ariana and Anders.

Maria Elene Johansson is a biologist working with us since the 10th of March. She is finishing a GIS-education by doing her course-practice at our Department. Her task is to help Anders and Kerstin to plan and pre-analyze forest sites for a field study this summer. If anybody needs gis-help later during the spring, Maria may be able to help you. She will stay with us until her tasks are completed, at least a month and possibly until early summer.
Nathalie Kamou is from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She will be with us for three months on a Greek state's scholarship. She is working with Dan and Mukesh on the gene expression and interaction of Clonostachys rosea with a phenazine producing Rhizobacterium.

Erica Dello Jacovo is from Universita di Pavia, Italy.  She joins us the 10th of March and will be here for the next three months on a DIAROD STSM. She is working on the detection and identification of Dothistroma spp. in needle samples from different pine species collected in Spain and in Italy.
Karolina Karolina will do her bachelor thesis with in the spring of 2014. She will study the effect of biocontrol agents on spore production of Fusarium graminearum.
Kristin Krause has started doing the Master thesis at our department. She will be working on maternal effects, and trans-generational increased resistance to pathogens. For now, she spends most of the time at the computer room. Malin Elfstrand and Jonàs Oliva will be supervisors.
Zeynep is a student from Turkey. She arrived last week and will stay here for three months for a STSM through the Diarod cost action. She will work on the pine needle disease Dothistroma septosporum on needles from Turkey and from Sweden.

Hnin Ei Phyu is a new graduate student from Uppsala University. She will do her project work (15 credits) under the supervision of Sadhna and Björn on exploring possibilities of using root micro-organisms for the control of seed-borne diseases in faba bean.

Hnin comes from Myanmar and has an education in microbiology.

Sofia Alvarez Nordström is a new master-student that will work together with Magnus, Dan and Mukesh. The title of her project is “Endophytic growth of Clonostachys rosea in tomato and Arabidopsis thaliana”.

Maruf Hassan will do a master thesis with Kerstin, Malin and Miguel studying candidate genes for resistance to Heterobasidion parviporum in Norway spruce. He will select candidate resistance genes from a recent unpublished QTL study and study the expression of these genes in the bark after infection (QPCR and RNAseq) and functional analysis by molecular cloning and transformation.

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