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About Alga Zuccaro

Personal Information

Nationality: Italian

Phone: +49 (0) 221 470-7170
Secretary: +49 (0) 221 470-5259

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Education

2004: Dr. rer. nat. in Biology (PhD, Summa cum laude = with highest honor); Institute of Microbiology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

2000: Diploma, Biology (110/110); Faculty of Science, University of Ancona, Italy
 

Current Position

Since 2014: Tenured Professor (W2) for Ecological Genetics of Microbes (CEPLAS); Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany
 

Previous Positions

2014: Junior Professor (W1) for Ecological Genetics of Microbes (CEPLAS); Institute for Plant Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany

2011 - 2016: Research Group Leader; Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany

2010 – 2011: Project Group Leader; Department of Organismic Interactions, Max Plank Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany

2007 – 2010: Group Leader; Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

2004 – 2007: Postdoc and Staff Member; Institute of Microbiology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
 

Fellowships and Awards

2005: Post doctoral research project (AFTOL assembling the fungal tree of life); Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, USA

2001: DAAD (Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst); Institute of Microbiology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

2001: Molitoris Scholarship for Marine Mycology; City University of Hong Kong. Award

1998: SAS Exchange Programme Course (Socrates/Erasmus); University of Wolverhampton, UK
 

Invited Lectures and Organisation of Scientific Meetings (2014 - 2018)

2018: 12th Meeting of Plant Pathology-Mycology, French Society of Plant Pathology, Aussois, France (01/2018): invited speaker

2017: Queenstown Research Week - Plant-Microbe Interactions Satellite Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand (09/2017): invited speaker

2017: 9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, Prague, Czech Republic (07/2017): invited speaker

2016: XVII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Portland, Oregon, USA (07/2016): chair and invited speaker (more than 1000 participants)

2016: Molecular and Cellular Fungal Biology, Gordon Research Conference, GRC, Holderness, USA (06/2016): invited speaker

2016: 13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics ECFG13, Paris, France (04/2016): chair (about 700 participants)

2016: Julius Kühn Institute, Institute seminar, Braunschweig (02/2016): invited speaker

2015: University of Cologne, Seminare Genetik, Cologne (12/2015): invited seminar

2015: Cold Spring Harbor CSH, Plant Genomes & Biotechnology: From Genes to Networks, USA (12/2015): invited speaker

2015: Universität Bonn, Kolloquium Phytomedizin, Bonn (10/2015): invited speaker

2015: University of Jena, MiCom2015, Jena (04/2015): invited keynote lecture on Symbiosis and workshop

2015: 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, USA, (03/2015): plenary speaker

2014: MPIPZ Cologne, NIBB-TLL-MPIPZ meeting, Cologne (11/2014): invited speaker

2014: CRC648 seminar series "Molecular mechanisms of information processing in plants", Halle (09/2014): invited seminar

2014: ECFG12, Seville, Spain (2014): invited speaker
 

Editorial Work

Since 2014: Editorial Board, Environmental Microbiology

Since 2014: Editorial Board, Mycological Progress

Since 2014: Editorial Board, Fungal Biology

Since 2015: Senior Editor, Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction