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PPDC labs

Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

Seminar Series

Scheduled presentations are at 3:00pm on the third Thursday of every month (supplementary seminars indicated with *)
at 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California

Map and Directions

Past Seminars

  • Jessica Gillung (UC Davis & CDFA/ Entomology) 15 September 2016
    Title: “The more the better: phylogenomics provides new insights into spider fly (Acroceridae) evolution”
  • Dr. Rodrigo Krugner (San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center - USDA)  20 October 2016
    Title: “Glassy-winged sharpshooter communication: We heard it [directly] through the grapevine”
  • Dr. Jianchi Chen (USDA ARS)   17 November 2016
    Title: “Genomic variations of “Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus” and Asian citrus psyllid (citrus HLB pathogen and vector) in California”
  • Dr. Ivonne Garzón-Orduña (CDFA Entomology)  15 December 2016
    Title: TBA

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Dr. Kevin Williams, phone: (916) 738-6685, email: kevin.williams@cdfa.ca.gov

And special thanks to our past organizers - Dr. Shaun Winterton (2004-2007), Dr. Gillian Watson (2007-2011), Dr. Natalia von Ellenrieder (2011-2016)!!