Submitted to: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/7/2004
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Citation: Jia, Y., Zhou, E. 2004. Welcome to Chinese visiting scientist. International Society Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Reporter. p. 2. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: USDA-ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center (DB NRRC) in Stuttgart, Arkansas welcomes Dr. Erxun Zhou. Dr. Zhou is a visiting scholar from South China Agricultural University (SCAU) located in Guangzhou, P.R. China. He has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Mycology at SCAU since 1997. Dr. Zhou completed his Ph.D. under Prof. Jiayun Lu at the Nanjing Agricultural University in 1994 and his postdoctoral research under Prof. Peikun Qi at SCAU in 1997. Before his transfer to Arkansas, Dr. Zhou had worked on pathogenicity and calmodulin genes of two citrus fungal pathogens in the molecular plant pathology laboratory at the Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida under Dr. Kuang-Ren Chung for six months. Since the first of July 2004, he has been working on the isolation of rice resistance genes to blast and sheath blight pathogens in the Molecular Plant Pathology program at USDA-ARS-DB NRRC under Dr. Yulin Jia. Dr. Zhou's visit is supported by a grant from the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board, which is managed by the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center. This is the first step of cooperation and scientific exchange between SCAU, Guangzhou and DB NRRC, Stuttgart, Arkansas.