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Lecture by Prof. Xu Jianping, McMaster University, Canada

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Title:

Fungal populations on the move

Lecturer

Prof. Xu Jianping, McMaster University

Time:

June 20th, 10:00

Venue:

Room C912, Agro-Sciences Complex, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology. Zijingang Campus

Host:

Prof. Li Hongye

Biography

Dr. Xu attended Jiangxi and Nanjing Agricultural Universities, where he obtained his B.Sc. in 1985 and M.Sc. in 1988. After working for a few years in China, he furthered his graduate studies at the University of Toronto, where he obtained another M.Sc. in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1997, working with Dr. James Anderson, on the genetic structure of natural populations of Agaricus bisporus. In 2000, Dr. Xu completed a postdoc training at Duke University and joined McMaster University as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. Over the years, his lab has enjoyed close collaborations with researchers both within and outside of Canada. He is currently a tenured full professor where he teaches microbiology, ecology, and evolution at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.

His research interest include: molecular ecology, genetics, molecular biology, medical mycology, population biology, genomics, mushroomology, conservation biology, microbial ecology, and molecular epidemiology. He has published broadly in national and international peer reviewed scientific journals. He serves on the editorial board of Acta Botanica Yunnanica (board member), Mycology (associate editor), Mycopathologia (associate editor), and Mycoses (associate editor). He sits on several committees within and outside of McMaster University. He served as the Associate Chair of Biology from 2010-2012 and is currently a member of McMaster University Senate and McMaster University Biosafety Committee. Dr. Xu has been the recipient of diverse grants and awards; most recently, a grant for the development of biomarkers for efficient identification of human fungal pathogens.