Evaluating fungicide anti-resistance strategies by the mean of experimental evolution: the case of Zymoseptoria tritici, the causal agent of septoria leaf blotch

fr: Evaluating fungicide anti-resistance strategies by the mean of experimental evolution: the case of Zymoseptoria tritici, the causal agent of septoria leaf blotch [3 ans | Duties: Context Modern fungicides contribute to world agricultural production but their sustainability is threatened by the widespread evolution of fungicide resistant plant pathogens. A major challenge for crop protection is to enhance the sustainability of the available molecules while reducing and optimizing their use. Resistance prevention and management rely on the introduction of alternative methods as well as on the skillful deployment of molecules over time and space, at an appropriate dose. Nevertheless, the scientific community is divided upon the respective efficacy of the various strategies -namely alternation, mosaic, mixture and dose modulation- to delay resistance emergence and spread. The sustainability of anti-resistance strategies... | Minimum Requirements: Training and skills required Candidates will have a training (master or engineer degree) in plant pathology and/or microbiology. Knowledge in evolutionary sciences is an advantage for this position, as well as skills, or high motivation, for statistical analysis and modelling. Candidates will master scientific English] / Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA); Paris Region, France / deadline September 5