Vijaya Paramasivan presented a poster, entitled "A cyst nematode effector regulates plant gene expression through epigenetic modifications" at the 2016 MPMI meeting, held in Portland, Oregon, July 17-21, 2016. Read more about Vijaya Paramasivan presents poster at the 2016 MPMI meeting in Portland in July 2016
Thomas Baum chaired a session on Microbial Manipulation of the Host and presented a talk, entitled "Mechanisms of Host Manipulations by Heterodera Cyst Nematodes," at the 2016 MPMI meeting held in Portland, Oregon on July 17-21, 2016. Read more about Thomas Baum chairs session, gives talk at the 2016 MPMI meeting in Portland in July 2016
Thomas Baum and Tom Maier traveled to Braga, Portugal in September 2016 to attend the European Society of Nematologist's 32nd Symposium. While attending the meeting, Baum and Maier also participated in a workshop to discuss the current state of the progress in plant-parasitic nematode transformation. Read more about Thomas Baum and Tom Maier attend the 2016 European Society of Nematologists meeting in Braga, Portugal
Jason Noon's recent publication, A Plasmodium‐like virulence effector of the soybean cyst nematode suppresses plant innate immunity, JB Noon, M Qi, DN Sill, U Muppirala, S Eves‐van den Akker, TR Maier, D Dobbs , MG Mitchum, T Hewezi and TJ Baum, New Phytologist (2016) 212: 444–460, was also featured in commentary in the same journal issue. Read more about Jason Noon's recent publication featured in commentary in New Phytologist
Thomas Baum presented a talk "Genomic Resources for the Soybean Cyst Nematode" at the SCN Conference (http://www.apsnet.org/meetings/topicalmeetings/Pages/SoybeanCystNematodeConference.aspx) in Coral Gables, Florida, which was held from December 13-15, 2016. The talk highlighted some of the recent advances in the SCN genome initiative. Read more about Thomas Baum presents talk at SCN Conference in Coral Gables, FL, December 13-15, 2016
Thomas Baum and Tarek Hewezi recently co-authored a book chapter in Advances in Botanical Research, on the Communication of Sedentary Plant-Parasitic Nematodes With Their Host Plants. Hewezi, a former post-doctoral researcher in the Baum lab is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee. A link to the book chapter is available. Read more about Thomas Baum and Tarek Hewezi co-author a book chapter on plant-parasitic nematode-host communication
A block north of our current location, the new Advanced Teaching and Research Building is starting to take shape. The ATRB, part of ISU President Leath's Bioscience Initiative, will house our entire department, along with some labs from the Department of Entomology and the Department of Genetics and Developmental Cell Biology. You can follow along with the progress at the ATRB construction cam.
Thomas Baum, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Parijat Juvale, an assistant scientist in the plant pathology and microbiology department, were invited to write the review for the Feb. 1 edition online at: http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1006791.The PLOS Pathogens Pearls series presents non-technical research pieces covering hot topics in the area of pathogen infection, as well as their human, agricultural and economic consequences. Read more about Iowa State University Researchers Feature Latest Science on Damaging Nematodes