Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
The Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
A position as Professor in plant pathology is vacant in the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. Our department provides a dynamic and international research environment comprising experts who conduct fundamental and applied research on plant-microbe interactions, mycology, microbial ecology and evolution, as well as biodiversity. Central themes are forest and plant pathology, and nutrient and carbon cycling in agricultural and forest ecosystems. About half of the research in the department is in the area of pathology of agricultural crops and forest trees, and the department is a hub of plant pathology at SLU. There are two units devoted to plant pathology research with relevance for agricultural crop production, one focused on plant pathology and one on epidemiology. The successful candidate for the position will lead the unit in plant pathology. Current research in this unit includes plant-fungal interactions, disease resistance, plant defence, as well as biological control. The department is located in the SLU BioCenter, which offers an excellent research environment within the life sciences and modern infrastructure, including plant growth facilities. Researchers within the department are active in the SLU Centre for Biological Control (CBC), a platform for researchers at SLU performing research on sustainable control strategies. The department also has access to the national infrastructure SciLifeLab, that offers expertise and platforms for “omics technologies” as well as computational services. The department is responsible for teaching plant pathology for agronomy students as well as in the master programme ”Plant Biology for Sustainable Production” and within courses in mycology and forest pathology.
The subject plant pathology comprises basic and applied issues with a focus on agricultural crops. The subject includes, for example, plant-microbial interactions, genetics of plant pathogens, disease resistance and biological control, with significance for crop production and plant health in agriculture.
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