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Ioannis Stergiopoulos

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

Prof. Stergiopoulos holds a PhD degree in Plant Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and a diploma (equal to an M.Sc. degree) in Agricultural Sciences from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology to the University of California Davis, Prof. Stergiopoulos was employed as a post-doctoral fellow at Wageningen University (department of Plant Pathology) and Vanderbilt University (department of Biological Sciences) in Tennessee USA. Prof. Stergiopoulos research is focused on the genetics, genomics, and evolution of plant-microbe interactions, aiming at gaining a deeper level of understanding on the evolution of virulence and host-specificity in fungi and the molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis on plants. His vision is to understand microbial virulence and to translate this knowledge into effective intervention strategies for disease control. To achieve these goals he follows a systems biology based approach that integrates comparative and functional genomics, with molecular evolutionary analyses, and practical field work. For more information on Prof. Stergiopoulos research follow this link:


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    Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis