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Improving the interface of our reproducible research reports

Another publication of the Lab goes fully reproducible with the manuscript full text, raw data and the R codes made available. Since the first reproducible report I made using R Markdown and deployed later last year, I was able to improve the interface of the HTML report which is now multiple-page.

Integrating Chemistry, Pharmacy and Plant Pathology

Prior to my move to Viçosa, back in 2012, I began interacting with research groups (leaders) of the Pharmacy (Prof. Fuentefria) and Chemistry (Prof. Schrekker) Departments at UFRGS. I was co-advising a doctoral student (Aicha Ribas) on her study on the search for alternatives to standard chemical fungicides for plant disease control.

Highlights of the scab and blast meeting Florianópolis 2016

In early April, we attended the 5th International Symposium on Fusarium head blight and the 2nd International Workshop on wheat blast joint meeting at the beautiful Costão do Santinho resort hotel in Florianópolis, Brazil. It was a truly international meeting with over 150 delegates from more than 30 countries around the world, who works with head blight and/or wheat blast.

First defense in the UFV-Viçosa group

This past week (February 23 2016) we had our first thesis defense in the Lab two years after moving the Lab from UFRGS to UFV. Previously, I had advised eight M.Sc. students when I was a faculty member in southern Brazil.