OMGN Steering Committeee Nominees.

Five (5) people have been nominated to fill two (2) positions on the Molecular Genetics Network (OMGN) Steering Committee. These nominees will serve for six years. Please visit this link to cast your ballot. Please note that survey software is merely hosted by Virginia Tech and utilized by OMGN.


The  Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network invites you to attend the 20th Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network Annual Meeting at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland from Wednesday, July 10 to Friday, July 12, 2019.

Organizers for this meeting are:

Dr. Claire Gachon

  • Dr. Gachon’s research interests include researching the ecology, physiology, and genomics of disease in algae.
  • She also leads the worldwide GlobalSeaweed network and coordinates the Marie Curie ITN consortium ALFF.

Profesor Pieter van West

  • Director of the International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development. Chair in Mycology, Medical Sciences
    Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre
    Institute of Medical Sciences
  • His current research programme focuses on oomycete biology. Several economically and environmentally important oomycetes, or watermoulds, are studied at most disciplinary levels (taxonomy, ecology, epidemiology, biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology and especially host-microbe interactions).
  • The animal pathogenic oomycetes under investigation are Saprolegnia parasitica, Saprolegnia australis, Saprolegnia diclina, Aphanomyces spp. and Halioticida spp.
  • The plant pathogenic species include mainly Phytophthora infestans and several Pythium spp. and the algal pathogenic species include Eurychasma dicksonii, Olpidiopsis spp., Anisolpidium spp. and Maulinia spp.


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