Symposium and PhD defence Stella Kabiri

PhD defence Stella Kabiri

On Friday 1 September 2017, Stella Kabiri will defend her PhD-thesis at 11.00 a.m. in the Aula of Wageningen University, Generaal Foulkesweg 1a in Wageningen, the Netherlands

You are cordially invited to attend the public defence of the thesis entitled: "Ecology and Biology of Rhamphicarpa fistulosa, a New Parasitic Weed of Rain-fed Rice (Oryza sativa) in sub-Saharan Africa".

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On the afternoon of Thursday 31 August, 2017 a mini-symposium on parasitic plants is organized in connection to the PhD-defence of Stella Kabiri. The venue is: Room Radix W0.1 (W0.Be.085) (ground-floor) – Radix West, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands.


15.00: Welcome and opening (Prof. Niels Anten) 
15.05: Parasitic weeds in rice in Africa (Dr Jonne Rodenburg, AfricaRice, Côte d’Ivoire)
15.15: Ecology and biology of Rhamphicarpa fistulosa, a new parasitic weed of rain-fed rice (Oryza sativa L.) in sub-Saharan Africa (Mrs Stella Kabiri, WUR, the Netherlands)
15.35: Research aimed at expanding the variability of solutions to achieve sustainable control of parasitic weeds (Dr Monica Fernandez-Aparicio, CSIC, Spain)

16.10: Coffee break

16.25: Unearthing the complexities of parasitic plant-induced regulation of host community structure (Prof. Duncan Cameron, University of Sheffield, UK)
17.00: Closure and Drinks