Visiting scientist – Jen-Chih Chen will give a lecture on plant responses to phytoplasma diseases

Dr Jen-Chih Chen, associate professor at the Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan University, will give a talk on “Plant responses to phytoplasma diseases” on Jul 10 (Fri) at 10:15 in Rm 144. He will also talk briefly about lutein production from microalgae.

Dr Chen obtained his PhD from UC Davis, USA, and has studied flower senescence using virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) for several years. His current focus has switched toward plant stress responses and carotenoids engineering. He is visiting us under the Estonian-Taiwanes researcher exchange program.

Subject: Plant responses to phytoplasma diseases and lutein production from microalgae

Time: 10:15am, Friday, July 10, 2015

Place: Room 144, Institute of Technology, Nooruse 1, Tartu

More info: Yuh-Shuh Wang, Plant Signal Research group, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu

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