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Sammar Khalil

Sammar Khalil

Presentation

After my master exam in biology with focus on microbial ecology at Lunds University I was enrolled as a PhD student at SLU Alnarp working with the assessment of microbial communities in closed hydroponic greenhouse systems using phospholipid fatty acids profiles and sole carbon sources patterns as tools for assessments. After my PhD, I became assistant professor at SLU Alnarp, dealing with biological control of roots diseases in closed hydroponic systems. During that period I also did guest research on the assessment of microbial communities using molecular methods at Groningen University, The Netherlands. I became associate professor in horticulture in 2012.

My research concerns

-      Strategies for control of root pathogens in strawberry cultivation

-      Cultivation in aquaponic systems regarding product quality, cultivation in low air and water temperatures.

-      Biological control of root pathogens in closed hydroponic systems as well as interaction between microorganisms and horticultural production systems, regarding effects of cultivation conditions and cultural practices on the biocontrol activity of the antagonistic strains.  Assessment of the microbial communities using biochemical, taxonomical and molecular tools is another aspects includes within this research.

Teaching

Horticulture (hydroponics, aquaponic, microbiology, plant physiology, plant protection)

Research

Research

My research concerns

-      Strategies for control of root pathogens in strawberry cultivation

-      Cultivation in aquaponic systems regarding product quality, cultivation in low air and water temperatures.

-      Biological control of root pathogens in closed hydroponic systems as well as interaction between microorganisms and horticultural production systems, regarding effects of cultivation conditions and cultural practices on the biocontrol activity of the antagonistic strains.  Assessment of the microbial communities using biochemical, taxonomical and molecular tools is another aspects includes within this research.

Ongoing research projects

  • Disease control strategies for sustainable production of strawberry in substrate
  • Microorganisms interacted with other disease control strategies for sustainable control of root disease on substrate cultivated strawberries  
  • Disease control potential in cell cultures medical plants against grey mold

Background

1996                    Master of Philosophy in biology, Lund University
2002                    PhD in Horticulture, SLU, Alnarp
2003                    Educational Science, Malmo University
2012                    Associate Professor in Horticulture, SLU, Alnarp

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