Minxiao (Nathan) Ma
The potential of oomycetes in the biocontrol of crop rhizosphere diseases
My research will be focused on studying the biocontrol potential of several oomycetes on the rhizosphere diseases of a selected range of crops, determining the most decisive mechanism used by the oomycetes in controlling the diseases, and attempt to distract any chemical materials synthesized by the oomycetes helpful in controlling plant rhizosphere diseases.
Nathan has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Agricultural Sciences from the University of Melbourne. Since graduating he has worked as a laboratory demonstrator of the plant pathology at the University of Melbourne, has published one disease note, and is continuing his research as a PhD student.