The Department of Plantpathology and Microbiology aims at discovering, understanding, and applying novel principles and approaches to improve agriculture along with improving the environment. This challenge is addressed through theory, experiments and field studies, linking the computer to the bench to the field, applied to our common passion for microorganisms. This passion permeates our teaching, from basic courses to advanced classes.Read more >
At the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, faculty members, staff and students engage in multi-faceted research programs that explore the fascinating world of microorganisms and their interactions with the environment including soil and water, plants and insects and other microbes. Our research ranges from ecological theory to field applications. We aim at understanding microbial activity at the level of individual cells and entire communities, and applying our knowledge to answer the challenge of improving both agriculture and the environment. Teaching is also a core part of our mission, and we offer a range of introductory class and advanced graduate courses which expose our students to state of the art phytopathology and microbiology.