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Department of Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology
Kansas State University
1712 Claflin Road
4024 Throckmorton PSC
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6176
Fx: +1-785-532-5692

Lead Instructors

David Geiser

Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Director of the Fusarium Research Center, Pennsylvania State University. Experience with molecular evolution of fungi and fungal population genetics.

Yin-Won Lee

Professor in the School of Agriculture Biotechnology at Seoul National University in Korea. Experience with molecular biology techniques for Fusarium and with the recovery and identification of mycotoxins produced by these fungi.

John F. Leslie

University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University. Over 30 years experience with Fusarium genetics and population analysis.

Antonio Logrieco

Research leader at the Institute for the Science of Food Production, CNR (Italy). Specializes in epidemiology and morphological taxonomy of mycotoxin-producing species. Over 25 years of experience in the identification of toxigenic Fusarium species.

Ludwig Pfenning

Professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the Universidade Federal de Lavras (Brazil). Specializes in morphological and molecular taxonomy, epidemiology and Fusarium diseases of tropical crops.

Brett Summerell

Director of Science and Public Programs at the Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney, Australia). Has 25 years of experience in the taxonomy, identification and description of new species of Fusarium and has conducted research on Fusarium diseases of palms, ornamental plants, corn, wheat and vegetables, and co-authored two lab manuals on Fusarium identification.

Contact Us

John F. Leslie
University Distinguished Professor
Email John Leslie

Ph: +1-785-532-1363
Fx: +1-785-532-5692


Future Workshops

  • 2018 - Bari, Italy
  • 2019 - Kansas State University