2018 International CLUBROOT Workshop

Edmonton, Alberta
Tuesday, August-07-18


The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton
10235 101 Street
Edmonton Alberta  T5J 3E9
CANADA
780-428-7111

SPEAKERS

WELCOME REMARKS
Dr. Elke Diederichsen (Institut für - Angewandte Genetik, Freie Universtät/Berlin)

GENETICS AND BREEDING
Keynote Speaker: Maria Manzanares-Dauleux, PhD
Professor
Institute of Genetics
Environment and Plant Protection (IGEPP)
INRA/Agrocampus Ouest/University of Rennes, France

Biography
Dr. Maria Manzanares-Dauleux is a Professor of Genetics & Plant Breeding and Director of the Institute of Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection, a joint research unit of INRA/Agrocampus Ouest/University of Rennes, in France. She received a MSc from the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, followed by a PhD degree in Biology and Agronomy from the University of Rennes, France. Her research aims to decipher plant response to pathogens. In particular, the Manzanares-Dauleux lab has worked for many years on the Brassicaceae (from Arabidopsis to Brassica crop species) - Plasmodiophora interaction combining epi-genetic, genomic, physiologic and metabolic approaches. Her research has enabled the identification and study of the diversity, genomic control and functions of the factors involved in quantitative resistance to clubroot. Current work in her lab is focused on the unravelling of the mechanisms underlying modulation of the plant response to clubroot infection by other biotic and abiotic factors (mainly nutritional constraint and hydric stress) and the contribution of epigenetic variability to plant quantitative resistance, both of which are needed to develop new resistant varieties adapted to different agro-ecological conditions and environments.

Presentation
Influence of nitrogen constraint on quantitative resistance to clubroot in Brassica napus
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Keynote Speaker: Zhongyun Piao, PhD

Professor
Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Biography
Dr. Zhongyun Piao received his PhD in 2003 in Horticulture from Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. He is a professor at Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China. His main research area includes mapping important traits and functional studies of genes of interest in Brassica rapa vegetables. One of his main interests is on clubroot resistance in B. rapa and B. napus, including marker development for marker-assisted breeding, P. brassicae-Chinese cabbage interactions, pathotype differentiation and P. brassicae diagnostics, and the molecular mechanisms of clubroot resistance.

Keynote Speaker: Chunyu Zhang, PhD

Professor
Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Biography
Dr. Chunyu Zhang is a full professor at Huazhong Agricultural University. His research interests are focused on the genetics and breeding of canola. Over the past decade, the regulation of vitamin E metabolism for making more tocopherols in Arabidopsis was achieved, resulting in the successful vitamin E biofortification of canola via translation of the knowledge acquired from this model plant Arabidopsis. Given the increasing importance of clubroot as a disease of canola in China and worldwide, Dr. Zhang has dedicated most of his research efforts in recent years to understanding the genetics of and breeding for improved clubroot resistance in canola.

Combined Presentation
Clubroot resistance genes in Brassica rapa: the utilities in differentiation of Plasmodiophora brassicae pathotype and CR breeding in Brassica crops
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Keynote Speaker: Fengqun Yu, PhD

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon

Biography
Dr. Fengqun Yu received her PhD in 1995 in Crop Genetics and Breeding from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. She worked as an Associate Professor on canola resistance to Sclerotinia at the same university for two years, and then at the University of Manitoba as a Visiting Scholar for one year. She has been working with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Saskatoon, SK, since 1999, focusing on canola resistance to blackleg until 2011 as a NSERC Visiting Fellow and Research Biologist, and then on both clubroot and blackleg after 2011 as a Biology Study Leader in Plant Pathology. Fengqun identified and mapped several novel genes controlling resistance to blackleg, and produced advanced generations of canola germplasm carrying R genes, including the blackleg isogenic lines currently used worldwide.She leads studies on genetic mapping, molecular cloning and genome editing of clubroot resistance genes, developing SNP markers tightly linked to R genes and canola germplasm for resistance to clubroot and blackleg, and developing molecular tools for monitoring changes in the race structure of the blackleg pathogen.

Presentation
Developing spring type Brassica napus lines containing single clubroot resistance genes
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GENOMICS
Keynote Speaker: Katsunori Hatakeyama, PhD

Associate Professor
Faculty of Agriculture
Iwate University, Japan

Biography
Dr. Katsunori Hatakeyama is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Iwate, Japan. He earned his PhD in Agriculture (Plant Breeding) from Tohoku University, Sendai, in 1998, and was a researcher from 1995 to 2001 at the Research Institute of Seed Production Co. Ltd., Sendai. During this time, Katsunori focused his research on molecular genetic studies of self-incompatibility in Brassica rapa. After moving to the Institute of Vegetable and Floricultural Science (NIVTS), NARO, in 2001, where he was a senior researcher, he carried out molecular genetic studies on clubroot resistance, the development of molecular markers for breeding, and mapping of important traits such as the level of self-incompatibility and late bolting in Brassica vegetables. In 2015, Katsunori moved to his present position in the Plant Breeding Lab, Iwate University. His current research focus includes studies on the molecular genetics of important traits in Brassica vegetables, and one of his research interests is in the analysis of the molecular mechanisms of clubroot resistance.

Presentation
Molecular genetics of the clubroot resistant genes in Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L.)
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Keynote Speaker: Satoru Matsumoto, PhD

Director
Vegetable Breeding Division
Institute of Vegetable and Floricultural Science (NIVTS)
NARO, Japan

Biography
Dr. Satoru Matsumoto is a leader in clubroot disease resistance research, including the development of DNA markers, isolation of resistance genes, and breeding of resistant cultivars at the Institute of Vegetable and Floricultural Science (NIVTS), NARO. In 2011, his research group bred the Chinese cabbage cultivar F1 hybrid, "Akimeki", that carries three resistance genes, Crr1, Crr2 and CRb, and is highly resistant to four pathotypes of Plasmodiophora brassicae. At present, "Akimeki" is a leading cultivar in Ibaraki prefecture where Chinese cabbage production is the largest in Japan. Dr. Matsumoto is currently the Director of the Vegetable Breeding Division in NIVTS.

Presentation
Development of a highly clubroot-resistant F cultivar Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa L.) accumulating three resistance genes, Crr1, Crr2 and CRb
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HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS
Keynote Speaker: Jutta Ludwig-Müller, PhD

Professor
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Biography
Dr. Jutta Ludwig-Müller is a Professor of Plant Physiology and Director of the Institute of Botany in the Faculty of Biology at the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany. Her research interests are plant pathology, especially clubroot, and plant hormones as well as plant secondary metabolites. At the TU Dresden, she is also active in teaching these topics in undergraduate and graduate courses and she has successfully supervised more than 10 PhD theses. She received her diploma and PhD from the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, where she also got her habilitation. She was a post-doctoral researcher at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA, and was a guest scientist at the Volcani Center in Israel and the United States Department of Agriculture in Maryland. Dr Ludwig-Müller has published over 180 articles. She is a member of several editorial boards of scientific journals and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Growth Regulation for over 10 years. She is a member of several international scientific societies and her international achievements have been recognized by memberships on several international advisory boards.

Presentation
Using knowledge on plant hormone metabolism by Plasmodiophora brassicae - a possibility to control the clubroot pathogen?
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Keynote Speaker: Gary Peng, PhD

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon

Biography
Dr. Gary Peng received his PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Guelph in 1992. He is currently a Research Scientist at AAFC Saskatoon Research and Development Centre. His recent research has mostly been on clubroot and blackleg of canola, including identification of new resistance sources, host-pathogen interaction disease resistance mechanisms, blackleg pathogen race dynamics and disease management strategies on canola crops. Gary has authored/coauthored over 100 peer-reviewed papers in his career.

Presentation
The effect and durability of incomplete resistance, based on two clubroot resistance genes, against a new pathotype of Plasmodiophora brassicae
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EPIDEMIOLOGY AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Strelkov, PhD
Professor
University of Alberta, Canada

Biography
Dr. Stephen Strelkov is a Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Alberta. He received a BSc from the University of Alberta, followed by MSc and PhD degrees in plant pathology from the University of Manitoba. After a short stint as a NSERC Visiting Fellow with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Dr. Strelkov accepted a faculty position at the University of Alberta, where his research is focused on diseases of field crops. Dr. Strelkov has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, with 20 graduate students successfully completing their degrees under his supervision. Dr. Strelkov has received the ‘Outstanding Young Scientist’ and ‘Outstanding Achievements in Plant Disease Management’ awards from the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and serves as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. He is also active in undergraduate teaching at the university, and his name has been placed on the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences ‘Teaching Wall of Fame’ 11 in years in a row. At present, Dr. Strelkov also serves as the Associate Chair, Graduate Programs, for the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science. He was selected as a 2016-2017 Killam Annual Professor at the University of Alberta.

Presentation
The changing face of clubroot (Plasmodiophora brassicae) in Canada
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Keynote Speaker: Sheau-Fang Hwang, PhD

Research Scientist, Plant Pathology
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Canada

Biography
Dr. Sheau-Fang Hwang graduated from Washington State University with a PhD in Plant Pathology and has worked for over 20 years on soil-borne diseases of field crops at the Alberta Research Council. Dr. Hwang joined Alberta Agriculture as a research scientist in 2006, about the same time that the clubroot outbreak started. At Crop Diversification Centre North, she established a lab and field nurseries and began to develop methods to slow the spread of clubroot. More recently, she has initiated projects on blackleg and soil-borne seedling diseases of canola. Dr. Hwang became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta in 2005, and has supervised many graduate students. Over her career, she has authored or co-authored more than 200 scientific papers and has led many successful research projects with both national and international collaborators. In 2011, Dr. Hwang received the Outstanding Research Award from the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), which was followed in 2014 and 2016 with awards for Achievements in Plant Disease Management for her work on clubroot and pulse crop diseases, respectively. Throughout her career, Dr. Hwang has worked to integrate cultural practices, genetic resistance, fungicidal and biological methods for the sustainable management of diseases of field crops, particularly canola.

Presentation
Management of clubroot of canola in Alberta, Canada
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DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Keynote Speaker: Malgosia Jedryczka, PhD

Deputy Director for Research
Institute of Plant Genetics
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Biography
Dr. Malgosia (Gosia) Jedryczka graduated from Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland, with a degree in genetics and plant breeding. She received her PhD in 1995, was made an Associate Professor in 2007 and was promoted to full Professor in 2013. From 1984 until present, she has held a permanent position with the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan, Poland. From 2000 to 2012 she was the head of the Laboratory of Genetics of Resistance, and from 2013 to 2015 she was in charge of the Department of Pathogen Genetics and Plant Resistance. Since 2016, Dr. Jedryczka has been the Deputy Director at IPS PAS. Her research concentrates on diseases of oilseed rape. Her main focus is on the biodiversity of pathogens, methods for their early detection and the identification of sources of genetic resistance. This focus also concerns her studies of clubroot of winter oilseed rape. She has described pathotypes of Plasmodiophora brassicae in Poland and created maps of pathogen occurrence. Dr. Jedryczka also is interested in aerobiology and has created the System for Forecasting Disease Epidemics (www.spec.edu.pl) - the biggest system for stem canker (Leptosphaeria spp.) detection worldwide. For this activity, she received an award from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in 2012. She is the Deputy President of the Polish Phytopathological Society and a member of the Board of the Polish Genetic Society.

Presentation
Occurrence of Plasmodiophora brassicae in agricultural soils, pathotype variation and means of clubroot control in Poland
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AGRONOMY PROGRAM - PART 1
Keynote Speaker: Mary Ruth McDonald, PhD

Research Program Director
Plant Production Systems and Professor
Department of Agriculture
University of Guelph, Canada

Biography
Dr. Mary Ruth McDonald is a professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She is also a Research Program Coordinator at the university. Her research focuses on plant diseases and integrated pest management of vegetable crops, including Brassica vegetables and some field crops such as canola and pulse crops. She is a member of the Clubroot Steering Group of the Canola Council of Canada. Mary Ruth teaches a graduate course on plant disease epidemiology. She has published over 75 scientific papers including several on clubroot, and has received national and international award for excellence in integrated pest management.

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Gossen, PhD
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon

Biography
Dr. Bruce D Gossen graduated with a PhD in Plant Pathology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985. Since then, he has been employed as a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Saskatoon SK, specializing in management of diseases of field crops. Over the course of his career, he has worked on diseases of forages and turf, cereals, pulse crops, canola and vegetables. He has published more than 170 papers in refereed journals, plus hundreds of other articles and presentations. He has had a leadership role in many organizations, including a term as President of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and has received numerous awards for his work, including two Golden Harvest Awards from AAFC and the Award for Outstanding Research from the Canadian Phytopathological Society. He currently leads studies on clubroot of canola and on root rot of field pea with colleagues across Canada and the USA, and continues to be active in supervision of graduate students and mentoring postdoctoral fellows.

Combined Presentation
Management of clubroot: an overview of the challenges


 

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