地 點：资环楼105 室（芭田報告廳）
報 告 人：Vittorio Venturi 教授
報告题目：The pathobiomes of two bacterial diseases of rice;
Identifying microbial cooperators and antagonists of the pathogen
主 持 人：張煉輝教授
Vittorio Venturi 教授，意大利國際基因工程和生物技術研究中心課題組負責人。本科就讀于英國愛丁堡大學，後于荷蘭烏得勒支大學獲得微生物博士學位。Vittorio Venturi 教授之后一直就职于意大利国际基因工程和生物技术研究中心。其研究重點是细菌相关的细胞间信号，包括植物相关细菌如何与植物进行跨界交流或与植物微生物群落进行种间交流，为可持续农业发展开发微生物产品。他在众多高影响因子期刊上发表超过130篇文章。
Just like what occurs in humans, plants have been recently recognized as meta-organisms possessing a distinct microbiome. Plant health is thought to heavily depend also on its microbiome and signaling among microorganisms is crucial for the establishment of the microbial community. Understanding how bacteria undergo interspecies and interkingdom signaling in the microbiome will be a big challenge for future studies. We are studying the plant microbiome at the site of infection of these two rice diseases as this could reveal potential commensal/resident bacteria that can communicate and cooperate with the pathogen: the concept of monostrain/monospecies infections is changing as different studies are beginning to indicate interactions between pathogens and the residential microbiota. In addition, comparing rice microbiomes of healthy and infected rice from the same location could provide insight on the potential role of microbiome in plant resistance towards bacterial pathogens increasing the opportunity to isolate and characterize natural biocontrol agents against the pathogens considered. These microbiome approaches will provide avenues for the design of microbial solutions for a more sustainable agriculture.