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Fighting Microbes with Microbes to Protect Our Native Trees
Ash dieback is a fungal disease sweeping through Europe, causing up to 95% loss of ash; one our most common tree species. In this seminar, Dr Rachael Antwis will provide an overview of the disease, and how researchers are attempting to limit the loss of this important tree species. She will also discuss her recent research, funded by the TREE Jack Kimmel International Grant, looking at how natural microbial communities in ash leaves may be important for regulating disease progression within the host.

Jun 9, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Rachael Antwis, PhD
Lecturer in Global Ecology and Conservation @Univeristy of Salford
Dr. Rachel Antwisl is a Lecturer in Global Ecology and Conservation at the University of Salford. After completing her PhD at the University of Manchester looking at how environmental variables shape the bacterial communities of amphibians, she conducted a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at North-West University in South Africa to look more closely at interactions between bacterial communities of amphibian hosts and the hyper-virulent chytrid fungus.