Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Matteo Garbelotto
U.C. Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA, USA
E-mail: matteog@berkeley.edu

Managing Editor
Luisa Rubino
National Research Council
Bari, Italy
 

Steering Editorial Board
Rodrigo Almeida
Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of California
Berkeley, USA

Clive Brasier
Professor (Emeritus)
Imperial College
London, United Kingdom 

Leonardo De La Fuente
Professor
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn UniversityAuburn, AL, USA

Francine Govers
Professor
Wageningen University,
Wageningen, The Netherlands 

Maria Lodovica Gullino
Professor and Past President of  SIPaV (Italian Phytopathological Society)
AGROINNOVA and University of Torino,
Torino, Italy

Richard Hamelin
Professor
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada

Giles E St J Hardy
Professor
Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Murdoch University
Perth, Western Australia

Steven Lindow
Professor (Emeritus)
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
University of California
Berkeley, USA 

Matteo Lorito
Professor and President of  SIPaV (Italian Phytopathological Society)
Università di Napoli "Federico II"
Napoli, Italy

Herman Scholthof
Professor
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA

Karen-Beth G. Scholthof
Professor
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA

Jan Stenlid
Professor
Swedish Agricultural University SLU,
Uppsala, Sweden

Joan Webber
Principal Pathologist and Project Leader
Forest Research
Alice Holt, United Kingdom

Steven A. Whitham
Professor
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA 

Brenda Wingfield
Professor
University of Pretoria/ FABI
Pretoria, South Africa

Mike Wingfield
Professor
University of Pretoria/ FABI
Pretoria, South Africa

 
Senior Editors

Fred Asiegbu
University of Helsinki, Finland
fred.asiegbu@helsinki.fi
Host-pathogen interactions, genomics, transcriptomics,  Forest pathology, Microbiology, fungal biology, biodiversity, fungal population biology

Aziz Aziz
Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Reims, France
aziz.aziz@univ-reims.fr
Biological control

Santa Olga Cacciola
Università di Catania
Catania, Italy
sacaccio@unict.it
Oomycetes, molecular diagnosis, soilborne fungal diseases, diversity of 
plant pathogens, trachemycoses, Plant Disease Notes

Thierry Candresse
Main Senior Editor Virology
INRA
Bordeaux, France
thierry.candresse@inrae.fr
Plant virology, diagnostics, plant-virus interactions, viral metagenomics, viroid

Ana Cristina Coelho
Investigadora do CEOT
ESEC-Universidade do Algarve
Campus da Penha, Portugal
acoelho@ualg.pt
Systemic immune response in plants, effector-triggered immunity,  cork oak decline disease, oak-Phytophthora cinnamomi molecular interaction, molecular markers in plant-pathogen interactions

Julio Javier Diez Casero
University of Valladolid, Spain
jdcasero@pvs.uva.es
Forest Pathology, Fungal diseases, Biological control, Metagenomic, Transcriptomic, Mycoviruses, Genetic control, Fusarium

Mukesh Dubey
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala, Sweden
Mycology, Biological control

Khaled A. El-Tarabily
United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
ktarabily@uaeu.ac.ae
Biological Control and Diseases of vegetable crops

Marc Fuchs
Cornell University
Geneva, NY, USA
marc.fuchs@cornell.edu
Plant virology, virus-vector-host interactions, epidemiology, management, vegetable and fruit crops

Dan Funck Jensen
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala, Sweden
dan.jensen@slu.se
Pathogens: Necrotrophic and hemi-biotrophic pathogens, Diseases: damping-off/seedling diseases; root rot; septoria tritici blotch and fusarium head blight in wheat; strawberry grey mould, nematodes.
Biological control organisms: Species of Trichoderma and Clonostachys (Ecology, Production, Formulation and Delivery). Biocontrol mechanisms: Biocontrol interactions, genomics and gene function IPM, Integrated pest management, Fungicide resistance

Luana Giordano
Laboratory of Lombardy Plant Health Service
Fondazione Minoprio
Vertemate con Minoprio, Italy
Mycology, biological control, epidemiology, emerging infectious diseases


Paolo Gonthier
Main Senior Editor Mycology
University of Torino,
Torino, Italy
paolo.gonthier@unito.it
Mycology, Forest pathology, epidemiology, fungi, population biology

Sarah Green
Forest Research,
Roslin, Scotland, UK
sarah.green@ForestResearch.gov.uk
Forest Pathology, bacterial and fungal diseases, management of tree health, diagnosis, Pseudomonas syringae, Phytophthora, diagnostics, metabarcoding

John Hammond
USDA-ARS United States National Arboretum
Beltsville, MD, USA
john.hammond@usda.gov
Plant virology, ornamental plants, Carlavirus, Potexvirus

Renaud Ioos
Anses, Laboratoire de la Santé des Végétaux
Nancy, France
renaud.ioos@anses.fr
Mycology, diagnostics, fungal taxonomy, epidemiology, monitoring, population genetics 

Jaap D. Janse
Main Senior Editor Bacteriology
Netherlands General Inspection Service 
NAK · Laboratory Methods and Diagnostics
The Netherlands
j.janse6@gmail.com
Phytobacteriology, plant health, plant quarantine

Dan F. Jensen
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala, Sweden
dan.jensen@slu.se
Pathogens: Necrotrophic and hemi-biotrophic pathogens, Diseases: damping-off/seedling diseases; root rot; septoria tritici blotch and fusarium head blight in wheat; strawberry grey mould. Biological control organisms: Species of Trichoderma and Clonostachys (Ecology, Production, Formulation and Delivery). Biocontrol mechanisms: Biocontrol interactions, genomics and gene function IPM, Integrated pest management Fungicide resistance

Juan Antonio Navas-Cortés
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Cordoba, Spain
j.navas@csic.es
Climate change, epidemiology, olive, remote sensing, Verticillium wilt, Xylella fastidiosa

Matias Pasquali
Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy
matias.pasquali@gmail.com
Mycology, molecular biology, mycotoxins, plant pathology

Simona M. Sanzani
CIHEAM Bari
Valenzano, Bari, Italy
Mycology, alternative control, mycotoxin, postharvest pathology, disease notes

Dijana Skoric
Main Senior Editor Phytoplasmas
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
dijana.skoric@biol.pmf.hr
Phytoplasmas, molecular analyses, plant viruses, viroids 

Jason Smith
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, USA
jasons@ufl.edu
Forest Pathology, Tropical Plant Pathology


Associate Editors
Jaime Aguayo
Anses Laboratoire de la Santé des Végétaux 
Malzéville, France
Emerging diseases, molecular biology-based methods, fungal genetics and genomics, new technologies (as high throughput sequencing and bioinformatics), epidemiology

Riccardo Baroncelli
Universidad de Salamanca
Salamanca, Spain
Colletotrichum, fungal genetics, genomics, phylogenetics

Jolanta Behnke
Nature University of Poznan
Poznan, Poland
Fungi biodiversity, forest phytopathology, endotrophs, phylogenetics, microfungal communities, alien species

Eduardo Bejarano
Universidad de Malaga
Malaga, Spain
Epigenetics, Geminivirus, plant-virus interactions, SUMOylation

Assunta Bertaccini
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Bologna, Italy
Bacteriology, phytoplasma-associated diseases, plant-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, diagnostics, viral diseases

Marco Beyer
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
Luxembourg
Mycology, black rot in vine, Botrytis, Control of toxigenic Fusarium species, environmental microbiology, fungicide resistance, Fusarium mycotoxin formation, Fusarium species, Honey bees and crop protection

Davide Bulgarelli
University of Dundee
Dundee, United Kingdom
Plant microbiome, plant genetics, molecular plant microbe-interactions, genomics and metagenomics, plant bacteriology

Kadriye Caglayan
Mustafa Kemal Universitesi
Antakya, Turkey
Plant virology

Richard Cobb
Calpoly
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
Forest Pathology, ecosystem ecology, response to pathogen/parasite attacks, disease modeling

Fiona Constable
State Government of Victoria
Australia
Virology, phytoplasma

Francesco Favaron
Università di Padova
Padova, Italy
Fungal plant pathogens, fungal pathogenesis, plant defense mechanisms

Ricardo Flores
Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC)
Valencia, Spain
Plant viruses, viroids, closteroviruses, satellite RNAs

Adrian Fox
Fera Science Ltd
Sand Hutton, York, UK
Plant Virology, diagnostics, virus, viroid, virus epidemiology

Carla Domenica Garzon
Oklahoma State University, USA
Fungi, oomycetes, population biology, diagnostics, greenhouse crops

Miroslav Glasa
Institute of Virology
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Bratislava, Slovakia
Plant virology, detection, diversity, epidemiology

Qi Huang
U. S. National Arboretum
Beltsville, USA
Ralstonia solanacearum, Xylella fastidiosa

Monika Kaluzna
Research Institute of Horticulture
Skierniewice, Poland
Bacteriology

Youssef Khamis
Agricultural Research Center
Giza, Egypt
Biocontrol, fruit diseases, postharvest pathology

Kook-Hyung Kim
Seoul National University
Korea
Plant virology, mycoviruses, virus-host interactions

Hanna Kwasna
Poznan University of Life Sciences
Poznan, Poland
Mycology

Nemanja Kuzmanovińá 
Julius Kühn-Institut 
Braunschweig, Germany
Phytobacteriology, genetic diversity, bacterial taxonomy, phylogenetics and genomics

Federico La Spada
University of Catania
Catania, Italy
Molecular diagnosis, omycetes, plant diseases by fungi and oomytes, metabarcoding, biological control, plant-fungi-oomycetes interactions.

Guglielmo Lione
Università degli Studi di Torino
Torino, Italy
Ecology, modelling , epidemiology, diseases of forest and urban trees

Jared LeBoldus
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, USA
Immunity in plants, plant-microbe interactions, genomics, phylogenetics, population genetics

Nicola Luchi
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante
Firenze, Italy
Mycology, diagnosis, pathogenic fungi

Jorge Martín-García
University of Valladolid
Valladolid, Spain
Forest Pathology, alien invasive pathogens, foliar and stem pathogens, biological control, fungal diversity, plant protection strategies, transcriptomic analysis 

Cristina Marzachì
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante
Torino, Italy
Phytoplasma diseases

Dimitre Mollov
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Beltsville, USA
High-Throughput Sequencing, diagnostics, epidemiology, virus detection/discovery and characterization, disease causation – and multiple virus groups including: Potyviridae, Caulimoviridae, Tombusviridae, Tymoviridae, Alpha/Betaflexiviridae, Teniuviruses, Rhabdoviridae, Luteoviridae, and Emaravirus among others.

Martin Mullett
Mendel University in Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
Forestry, foliar diseases, fungal diseases, population biology end genetics, molecular diagnostic

Milan Navratil
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Phytoplasmas, plant viruses

Claire Neema
Montpellier SupAgro
Montpellier, France
Mycology

Emanuela Noris
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante
Torino, Italy
DNA viruses, geminiviruses, plant-virus interaction

Jonas Oliva Palau
Universitat de Lleida
Lleida, Spain
Forest pathology, root rot pathogens, ecology, epidemiology, invasive forest pathogens, biocontrol, spore trapping, metagenomics

Antonio Olmos
Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias
Moncada, Valencia, Spain
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), Real-time PCR, grapevine and fruit tree viruses

Annalisa  Polverari
Università di Verona
Verona, Italy
Host-pathogen interactions, molecular mechanism of plant disease resistance, pathogen perception and signal transduction, transcriptomics of plant disease resistance, functional genomics in plant disease resistance, resistance mechanisms in grapevine

Alessandro Passera
Università Degli Studi di Milano
Milan, Italy
Bacterial biocontrol agents, Phytoplasma-associated diseases, Plant-pathogen interaction, Microbiota analyses

Joanna Pulawska
Research Institute of Horticulture
Skierniewice, Poland
Bacteriology, genetic diversity, taxonomy

Margarita Elvira Recuenco
INIA-CIFOR
Madrid, Spain
Fungal diseases, forests, epidemiology, ecology, genetics, breeding, adaptation 

Massimo Reverberi
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Roma, Italy
Mycology, bioinformatics, lipidomic, mycotoxin, natural products

Jean-Sébastien Reynard
Agroscope
Nyon, Switzerland
Virology, viticulture, grapevine physiology, grapevine genetics

Vittorio Rossi
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Piacenza, Italy
Botanical epidemiology, plant disease modeling, decision support systems for crop protection

Sead Sabanadzovic
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS, USA
ssRNA viruses, dsRNA viruses, grapevine

Sabrina Sarrocco
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Pisa, Italy
Biocontrol, Colletotrichum, fungal ecology, fungal transformation, genome editing, Trichoderma

Bruno Scanu
Università di Sassari
Sassari, Italy
Forest pathology, ecology of plant diseases, Phytophthoras, fungal systematics, plant disease notes

Marco Scortichini
Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria
Roma, Italy
Plant pathogenic bacteria, bacterial taxonomy, population structure

Luca Sella
University of Padova
Legnaro (Pd), Italy
Fungal plant pathogens, Virulence factors, Fungal transformation, Cell wall degrading enzymes, Molecular defense mechanisms of plants
 

Fabiano Sillo
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Torino, Italy
Genomics, transcriptomics, fungal biotechnology, population genetics, plant pathogen interactions

Laura Sims
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA, USA
Phytophthora diseases, forest pathology

Maria Socorro Serrano
University of Seville and U.C. Berkeley
Spain/USA
Phytophthora, plant disease notes, disease epidemiology, root diseases

Virginia Stockwell
USDA-ARS  Horticultural Crop research Unit
Corvallis, OR, USA
Bacteriology

Frédéric Suffert
INRA, Centre de Versailles-Grignon
Thiverval-Grignon, France
Mycology, epidemiology, wheat diseases

Sun Hui
Nanjing Forestry University
Nanjing, China
Microbiome, metagenomics, Forest Pathology, Mycology

Anna Maria Vaira
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Istituto per la Protezione Sostenibile delle Piante
Torino, Italy
Plant virology, plant-virus interaction, new plant virus characterization

Anna Maria Vettraino
Università degli Studi della Tuscia
Viterbo, Italy
Biological control, Phytophthora, population genetics

Tapani Yli-Mattila
University of Turku
Turku, Finland
Mycology, Fusarium, molecular biology, mycotoxins