Society Issues and Initiatives
A workshop on the diagnosis of diseases caused by bacterial plant pathogens was conducted at an NPDN National Meeting in Berkeley, CA. The workshop covered topics on bacterial taxonomy, diagnosis of Rhodococcus fascians using the LAMP assay, Agrobacterium tumefaciens identification, and Xanthomonas diversity and identification. Since the workshop was only open to NPDN meeting participants, the Diagnostics Committee would like to expand access to the information presented in the workshop through this webinar series.
The discipline of plant pathology broadly impacts society on social, political and scientific levels. Plant pathology is a cornerstone of agricultural science, but in today’s difficult economic climate, there are significant challenges to address to maintain plant pathology’s prominence in science and society. The APS Graduate Student Committee's webinar series to discusses the current status of plant pathology and explores future directions we need to take to strengthen the impact of our discipline.
This webinar will be a follow-up to the 2009 Special Session “Prepare for Your Future: Career Opportunities After Graduate School: Option 1- Industry.” The presentations are a resource to current and future graduate students and early career professionals who are interested in pursuing a career in the private sector, industry. These webinars explore what types of careers are possible in industry, how to prepare for a career, and how to succeed once the job is secured.
Find out what it takes to be a Plant Pathologist by watching these webcasts with advice for everyone from students to early-career scientists.
These presentations provide an in-depth look at some of the critical issues facing the science of plant pathology and the future of the society.
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James D. MacDonaldCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California
Dr. Marla S. McIntosh, Professor Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Dept.University of Maryland
"CSREES Stakeholders Workshop on Plant and Pest Biology"
Ray D. MartynDepartment of Plant Pathology, Purdue University