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Emilio Montesinos

Role: Work Package 6 leader

UdG - University of Girona - Spain

Full Professor of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Technology of the University of Girona (UdG, Spain). More than 36 years of experience in Plant Pathology (Disease epidemiology and control). 

Role in BeXyl Project: Leader of Work Package 6 on Economically and environmentally innovative, sound solutions for effective control of X. fastidiosa and increase of plant resilience to Xf infection.

 Active participation in: 1) Host range and pathogenicity of Xf strains; 2) Deepening into molecular plant responses to Xf infection, 3) Host-pathogen-vector interactions of relevant Xf strains under current and future changing climate; 4) Use of thermal treatments for sanitation of Xf-free plants; 5) Developing synthetic communities of xylem-inhabiting bacteria to fight against Xf; 6) Selection of natural and synthetic antibacterial and defence elicitor compounds against Xf; and 7) Network of plots for monitoring and demonstration of innovative tools for the management of Xf. 

ORCID: 0000-0003-4455-8332

Mail: emilio.montesinos@udg.edu