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Prof. Dr habil. Danuta Sosnowska

Director Institute of Plant Protection - NRI
Władysława Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznan, Poland
Phone: +48 61 864 9001, Phone: +48 61 867 9222, Fax +48 61 864 9014
e-mail: D.Sosnowska@iorpib.poznan.pl
e-mail: Danuta.Sosnowska@iorpib.poznan.pl

Research interests
  • Biological control, insect pathology, entomopathogenic fungi, nematophagous fungi.

Education
  • 1982 – M.Sc. Agronomy, Plant Protection, Agricultural University, Moscow, Russia,

  • 1990 – Ph.D. Department of Entomology, Agricultural University, Moscow,

  • 2003 – Dr.Sc. (Dr. habil.)  Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland,

  • 2009 – Prof. agriculture, Institute of Plant Protection – NRI, Poznan, Poland.

Employment
  • 2012 – present – Institute of Plant Protection – NRI – Director

  • 2007 – 2012 – Institute of Plant Protection – deputy research director

  • 2004 – 2007 – Department of Biological Control and Quarantine, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland – associate professor,

  • 1991 – 2003 – Department of Biological Control and Quarantine, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland – assistant professor,

  • 1984 – 1991 – Department of Pest and Disease Control, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland – research assistant,

  • 1982 – 1984 – Laboratory of Insect Pathology, Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland – technical assistant

Foreign Experience
  • 1987-1990 – Department of Entomology, Agricultural University, Moscow, Russia; Ph.D. study,

  • 1991-1992 – Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, OARDC Wooster, USA, Research Fellowship – Entomopathogenic fungi in biological control of greenhouse pests,

  • 1994 (24 days) – National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge, England – study course: “Integrated control methods in plant protection”, 

  • 2000 (6 months) – Institute of Arable Crops Research (IACR), Department of Entomology/Nematology, Harpenden, England – Rothamsted International Fellowship – Project title: “An evaluation of a biomanagement strategy for the control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) on protected vegetable crops”.

Positions in International and National Organizations and Societies
  • 2001 – 2007 – Secretary, Scientific Council of the Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland,

  • 2001 – present – vice-chairmen of Working Group of Microbial Pest Control International Organisation of Biological Control (IOBC/EPRS) 2005 – vice-president of IOBC/EPRS.

Participation in international programs and research grants
  • 1983-1987 – Survey and study of pathogens of stored product insects and their possible use in biological control. USDA grant J-MOA (USDA-12/Pl-ARS-89)- researcher, partner,

  • 1995-1997 – Biological control of the Colorado potato beetle in Poland. USDA grant SCA 58-0101-6-FO20- researcher, partner,

  • 2001-2004 – Fungal pathogens of nematode eggs in biological control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) in greenhouse. Grant No 6PO6R03021 – project leader

  • 2005-2008 – Influence of interactions between nematode eggs fungi pathogens, pests and plants on efficacy of nematophagous fungi in control of root-knot nematodes. Grant No 2PO6R 051 29 – project leader

Current Research Areas

The main areas of current research are: (1) tri-trophic interactions between nematodes-plants-pathogens; (2) biological control of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) using nematophagous fungi; (3) evaluation of the role played by the nematophagous fungi in the population of sugar beet nematode (Heterodera schachtii) on the field with organic fertilisers. 

Publications

(selected research papers)

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Contact

60-318 POZNAŃ, ul. Władysława Węgorka 20

tel.: +48 61 864 9000, fax: +48 61 867 63 01

e-mail: sekretariat@iorpib.poznan.pl

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