since 1922


Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Bioproductive Science

Division of Applied Biology

Plant Pathology

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We offer exceptional opportunities to gain experience in researching plant pathogens, especially of viruses and phytoplasmas. Our facilities for investigating host-pathogen interactions are excellent. We use advanced molecular biology, virology and computing technology to study the interaction between plant pathogenic viruses and the host plants they infect. We also investigate the many attenuated viruses that may offer better ways to control plant viral diseases without using chemical pesticides or genetically modified organisms.