Call for applications n. IPSP BS 41 2022 BA – Support measures for the Ukrainian scientific community

Deadline: 12/07/2022. The public selection, based on qualifications and supplemented with a remote digital interview, for the granting of no. 1 study bursary for graduates, for research concerning the scientific area of Agriculture and Biology Science subject Plant Pathology is announced. The aim is carrying out research activities on the emerging plant pathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, at the Institute for Sustanaible Plant Protection, Unit of Bari, CNR. The applicant is required to have a university study qualification in disciplines belonging to the scientific area and the subjects above mentioned. The…

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Call n. IPSP 122 2022 FI

Deadline: 30/07/2022. There will be a public selection, based on qualifications and an interview, for the assignment of no. 1 (one) cat. B) post-doc “Graduate Fellowship (Assegno di Ricerca)” to carry out research activities at the Institute for sutainable Plant Protection in the framework of the Project Innovative approaches to survey broadleaved tree pests and pathogens, under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Santini. Object of the research activity: Innovative approaches to detect and survey tree pathogens. Download the call.

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Technical seminar Programme Life Mycorestore

Technical seminar“Use of native mycological resources as biocontrol agents of forest pathogens and to improve resilience of forests to climate change”   On 16 June 2022 at the Sala Capitolare of the Abbey of Vallombrosa (Reggello, Florence) will be held a Technical Seminar organized by IPSP-CNR as part of the project LIFE MycoRestore LIFE18/CCA/001110 entitled “Use of Local Mycological Resources as Biocontrol Agents of Forest Pathogens and Resilience of Forests to Climate Change“. There will be authoritative colleagues as speakers from various parts of Italy: from the University of Florence,…

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Special issue: “A stressful life: how plants cope with multiple biotic and abiotic adverse factors”

In natural and agricultural ecosystems, plants quickly respond to abiotic and biotic stress factors, alone or in their conjunctions, by complex acclimatization processes and in the long-term by evolving adaptation strategies. Future climate extremes are expected to exacerbate the effects of (a)biotic stresses on plants and further increase the virulence and diffusion of the existing pests, negatively impacting crop yields and plant survival. Therefore, understanding plants’ resistance and resilience mechanisms to the effects of climate change are urgently needed. Among the developed and variegated range of plant responses able to…

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Webinar “Pathogenomics and Effectoromics of Verticillium Species”

We are pleased to invite you to attend the webinar entitled “Pathogenomics and Effectoromics of Verticillium Species”. It will be held on June 29th, 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00 CEST. Three estimated scientists will give interesting talks on general features of Verticillium wilts, fungus biology, and pathogenomics. We will understand why Verticillium spp. are so difficult to control, and will have a look at the main peculiarities of their population biology. Finally, we will learn about pathogen effectors that sabotage host machinery during the infection, and we will realize how…

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Special Issue: “Biodiversity of Minor Fruit Species”

Dr. Paolo Boccacci at the Turin Headquarter, have been invited to become one of the guest editors of a Special Issue, titled “Biodiversity of Minor Fruit Species“, which will be published in the “Applied Sciences” of MDPI (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/Minor_Fruit_Species). The increasing interest in alternative crop species throughout the world is attributed to the growing trend within agriculture to identify new old potential uses. This interest stems from various factors, contributing to agricultural diversification, better use of marginal land, and changing environments, besides their economic potential and the opportunities they provide for…

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