报告题目：Citrus Screening: Evaluation of therapeutics to prevent infection and spread of CLas in citrus (online)
报告人：Ozgur 副教授 佛罗里达大学
Ozgur Batuman is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Plant Pathology at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida. His current research focuses on pathogen identification and disease management in citrus and tomato production systems. Dr. Batuman’s current research and extension activities cover fundamental and applied aspects of citrus diseases, including Huanglongbing (aka citrus greening), citrus canker, citrus black spot, and emerging resistant-breaking viral diseases of tomato, including orthotospoviruses and tobamoviruses. He also studies plant-pathogen-vector interactions and characterizes insect-specific viruses of the vectors in these pathosystems. Previously, he was a postdoc at the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California-Davis, where he later worked as a Project Scientist. In California, he mainly worked on thrips population dynamics and tomato spotted wilt virus incidence in processing tomato, pepper, and lettuce and developed effective IPM strategies. Dr. Batuman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in plant pathology from the University of Cukurova, Turkey, and his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
报告题目：Regulation of bacterial growth and behavior by plant immunity
报告人：津田贤一 教授 华中农业大学
Kenichi Tsuda is a Professor at College of Plant Science and Technology in Huazhong Agricultural University and Researcher at National Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology and Hubei Hongshan Laboratory.
He obtained PhD at Hokkaido University in Japan (2004), was a Postdoc at University of Minnesota in the US (2005-2011), and was a Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany (2011-2019). His major research fields are plant immunity and plant microbiota. He aims to elucidate how plants control the growth and behavior of beneficial, commensal, and pathogenic bacteria, and provide agricultural solutions to biotic and abiotic stress. His contribution is represented by over 80 publications with over 6,000 citations and h-index of 41 (Clarivate Web of Science) such as in Nature Plants, Nature Commun, Cell Host & Microbe, PNAS, Plant Cell, EMBO J, and Annu Rev Phytopathol. He has been named in the Highly Cited Researchers list (Clarivate Web of Science).
报告题目：Long-distance migration routes of wheat stripe rust in China
报告人：胡小平 教授 西北农林科技大学
Xiaoping Hu is a Professor of Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China, and is also serving as dean of College of Plant Protection in NWAFU, director of the Key laboratory of Ministry of Education in China. He achieved 2 first class awards and 5 second class awards of provincial science and technology progress, and published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers in Plant Communications, Molecular Ecology, Plant Journal, etc. Meanwhile, he is serving as associate editor of Crop Protection (UK), senior editor of Phytopathology (USA), and editor of Journal of Plant Protection (China). He is interested in epidemiology, monitoring, and prediction of crop fungal diseases. He and his group drew the dispersal pathways of wheat stripe rust in China based on over 30 years research, and invented a crop disease predictor which has been used by more than 500 counties of 19 provinces in China.
报告题目：The fungal effector Avr-Pita targets to mitochondria for suppression of innate immunity in rice
报告人：陈乐天 教授 华南农业大学
Letian Chen is a Professor from College of Life Sciences, South China Agricultural University (SCAU). He earned his first PhD degree from SCAU in 2003 and the second PhD degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Japan in 2010. He worked as postdoctoral fellow in NAIST from 2003 to 2010.
Prof. Chen’s lab now focuses on the understanding of the molecular mechanisms for male fertility and innate immunity in rice. He has published over 80 papers in Annual Review of Plant Biology, Cell Host Microbe, Molecular Plant, Nature Communications, Plant Cell, and so on. His papers have received more than 6,500 citations.
Prof. Chen serves as the Vice Director of the State Key Laboratory of Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agricultural Bioresources and the Director of International Office of SCAU.
报告题目：How bacteria communicate to regulate virulence (online)
报告人：Subhadeep 教授 DNA指纹分析和诊断中心
Subhadeep Chatterjee is a Professor at Center for DNA Fingerprinting & Diagnostics, India. He obtained PhD at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, followed by the Postdoctoral training in University of California, Berkeley.
He was very interested in plant bacterial pathogenesis and the mechanisms by which they utilize host resources for their own growth and survival. Genome sequence and resources for many plant pathogenic bacteria are now available like Xanthomonas, Pseudomonas, Ralstonia including many of their model plant host system such as rice and Arabidopsis. I want to identify both host and pathogen factors that promote and suppress pathogenesis. The research from his group were mainly published in Journal of Experimental Botany, Environmental Microbiology, EMBO Reports, and PLoS Genetics.
报告题目：A secreted effector with a dual role as a toxin and as a transcriptional factor
报告人：沈锡辉 教授 西北农林科技大学
Xihui Shen is a Professor in the College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, specializing in agricultural and environmental microbiology. He obtained his PhD in 2005 at Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, majored in microbiology. He did postdoctoral researches in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University from 2005 to 2008. He joined the College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University in 2010 as a full professor and leader of the Environmental Microbiology Group. Prof. Shen’s research encompasses microbe-host-environment interaction, microbial gene regulation, bacterial stress responses, and bioremediation. He has published more than 60 articles in PNAS, Nature Communications, Microbiome, mBio, and other international journals.
报告题目：Molecular basis of anthracnose resistance in maize
报告人：Vijai 教授 中国农业大学
Vijai Bhadauria is a Professor of plant pathology at the College of Plant Protection, China Agricultural University (CAU).
Dr. BHADAURIA received his PhD from CAU, where he was supervised by Prof. You-Liang Peng. Prior to joining CAU, he worked as a principal investigator (research scientist) at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, investigating quantitative genetics of fungal disease resistance in cereals.
His current research involves molecular genetics and genomics of plant-fungal pathogen interactions and follows a hierarchical approach covering aspects from fundamental to translational research with the goal of developing sustainable broad-spectrum fungal disease resistance in crops of economic significance. Under this overarching theme, his research focuses on two key areas, one of which explores how plants sense fungal pathogens to activate innate immunity, and conversely, how fungal pathogens undermine innate immunity or alter physiology to cause diseases. The other area of research aims to disentangle the conditional dispensability and indispensability of minichromosomes in maize-infecting fungal pathogens, including although not limited to Colletotrichum graminicola (anthracnose fungus) and Fusarium verticillioides (Fusarium ear and stalk rot fungus), assess intraspecific minichromosomal diversity, and examine the role of minichromosomes in the adaptation of these fungal pathogens on maize.
报告题目：Dissection of the ubiquitin E3 ligase-mediated disease resistance in rice against Magnaporthe oryzae
报告人：宁约瑟 研究员 中国农科院植保所
Yuese Ning is a Professor at the Institute of Plant Protection (IPP), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).
He obtained his PhD from Hunan Agricultural University in China. During this period, he received joint training in the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ohio State University. Following his PhD training, Dr. Ning got a faculty position at IPP, CAAS, and currently serves as the director of the plant protection biotechnology center.
Dr. Ning's research focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms between the Magnaporthe oryzae effector and rice resistance protein. Specifically, his lab is dedicated to study the mechanisms of E3 ubiquitin ligase-mediated disease resistance in rice.
In the past five years, Dr. Ning has published numerous high-profile papers in esteemed journals such as Nucleic Acids Research, Genome Biology, Science Bulletin, and Cell Reports, and many others.
报告题目：Dynamics of apple endophytes in relation to plant health
报告人：徐向明 教授 英国植物农业研究院
Prof. Xiangming Xu is the Director of Research, NIAB (National Institute of Agricultural Botany) at East Malling, Kent, UK. Following his undergraduate study in Yangzhou University (former Jiangsu Agricultural College), China, he completed his PhD in plant genetics in 1989 at University of Wales, UK.
Since 1991, Xiangming has been working at East Malling, focusing on disease epidemiology and management of fruit crops. Recently, Xiangming has been engaged in understanding phytobiome in relation to plant health. In addition to crop specific work, he has been continuously engaging in theoretical modelling of plant diseases and their management. He has published more than 235 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
报告题目：Regulated cleavage and relocation of FERONIA control immunity in Arabidopsis roots
报告人：于峰 教授 湖南大学
Feng YU is a Professor of Hunan University.He received his PhD degree in 2013 from Hunan Normal University. The long-term research goals of Yu lab are to elucidate the molecular basis of plants growth regulation and environmental adaptation. Current lab members are interested in revealing the molecular mechanisms of the RALF-FERONIA signaling networks.
During this talk, Yu will report his group work that identified a new mechanism of action for receptor kinase FERONIA (FER) in localized immunity (LI). In the absence of bacterial stimuli, FER is localized to the PM, maintaining plant growth. When confronted with bacterial colonization, RALF23 peptide hyper-accumulates in TZ/EZ cells and activates a metalloproteinase that cleaves FER and transfer the cytosolic kinase domain into the nucleus. The nucleus-localized kinase domain of FER contributes to LI by reducing bacterial abundance at TZ/EZ. Thus, this work uncovered a unique mechanism by which a single receptor kinase acts in two molecular forms and two distinct subcellular locations to balance growth and immunity.
报告题目：Dissecting unexpected cross talk between plant disease resistance signaling dynamics (online)
报告人：Murray 教授 英国华威大学
Murray Grant is a Professor from the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick. He completed his phD in Biochemistry at Otago University in New Zealand. His group studies pathogenic and beneficial plant microbe interactions. The pathogenic are mainly bacterial pathogens and the beneficial a cool fungus called Trichoderma hamatum.
Prof. Grant's group focuses on plant-microbe interactions, particularly host responses to pathogenic bacteria. Additionally, Murray's group studies the mechanisms underpinning biocontrol and applies various “omics” techniques (including transcriptomics and untargeted metabolomics) to study disease and disease resistance in essential plant species such as ash, enset, and banana.
报告题目：Symbiotic effector network studies to enhance plant stress resilience (online)
报告人：Patrick 教授 德国吉森大学
Patrick Schafer is a Professor from Department of Phytopathology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. He got his phD degree from Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. He conducted postdoctoral research at Washington State University (with D.von Wettstein) and Justus Liebig University Giessen (with K.H. Kogel).
He focused on the beneficial effectors, symbiont-guided plant protection. The mutualist Serendipita indica protects Arabidopsis and all major crops against environmental stress (including drought, heat, and pathogen attack). The mutualistic S. indica effectors represent a currently untapped resource for sustainable improvement of stress resilience and growth under climate-associated stress in a broad range of plants. They have identified >100 effectors in the genome of S. indica (S. indica effectors, SIEs) and developed a screening strategy to identify SIEs that enhance stress protection in plants. In addition to comprehensive SIE-Arabidopsis protein interaction network analyses (based on the 13K Arabidopsis space), we phenotyped all SIEs for specific beneficial functions in plant cell and whole plant assays. Based on these screens, we have identified SIEs with various beneficial activities including stress protection against climate stress in Arabidopsis. The aim is to apply SIE-derived activities to decipher the hierarchies and connection of stress signalling in plants. In biochemical, cell and structural biology-based studies, we further elucidate the mode of action of SIEs.
报告题目：Mechanisms of pathogen suppression of NLR immune signaling and co-evolved defense strategy in Arabidopsis
报告人：朱旺升 教授 中国农业大学
Wangsheng Zhu is a Professor of China Agricultural University. He obtained his PhD in Monash University, Australian, followed by the Postdoctoral training in Max Plant Institute for Biology (Teubigen).
He is interesting in studying the genetic basis of plant response to environmental factors including both biotic and abiotic stress. Recently, his group discovered a new type of calcium channel regulated by small peptide ligand in regulating plant immunity, and revealed the molecular mechanisms of pathogen suppression of NLR immune signaling and co-evolved defense strategy in plants. Currently, he dedicated to elucidating the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interaction in maize, and identifying disease resistance genes for breeding in maize using forward genetic approach.
The research from Wangsheng’s group were mainly published in Cell Host & Microbe, Molecular Cell (in press), Genome Biology, and PLoS Genetics.
时间：5th December, 2023