First preprint + research compendium + data sharing

Excited to announce our first manuscript available as preprint in bioRxiv accompanied by a research compendium which provides access to the raw data and the R scripts for the analysis.

Lab defense: dissecting Fusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex infecting rice in Brazil

The second thesis defense of the year was presented by Caroline Ávila (on the right at the photo), one of the students involved in the Fusarium rice project who focused her work on the diversity of the Fusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex infecting rice in Brazil.

Fusarium rice project workshop at UFLA

From August 25 and 26 we had our third one-day Fusarium rice project workshop at Lavras, MG. These workshops occur every six months, alternating between UFV and UFLA, and aim at updating and planning research activities, especially targeting planning of activities of the doctoral and MSc research.

Start-up workshop: Fusarium and mycotoxins in rice

Earlier this year we started a 3-year research project entitled “Biology, toxigenicity and pathogenicity of Fusarium species and occurrence of mycotoxins in rice grains”. We received a CNPq research grant (Universal 2014) to conduct this inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary project in collaboration with three other Universities (Universidade Federal de Lavras - UFLA, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande - FURG and Universidade Estadual de Maringá - UEM) and two rice research institutes (Embrapa Arroz e Feijão and Epagri Itajaí Experimental Station).