Kader - Plant Disease Management - Toronto, ON, Canada

Kazi Kader

Toronto, ON, Canada

Services

Plant Disease Management

Summary:

• Pathogen isolation, identification, maintenance, inoculation
• Assessment of pathogen fitness, race structure, virulence, fungicide sensitivity
• Yield loss assessment, evaluation of cultivar resistance to pathogen

Work History

Senior Scientific Officer

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

September 1992 - March 2012

• Designing, setting up and executing of research experiments in lab and field • Development of disease management practices (chemical, cultural, biological, use of host resistance etc.) to reduce disease incidence and severity crops
• Screening of germplasm in greenhouse and field
• fungicide screening/ resistance to plant pathogen, chemical control of diseases
• Assessment of pathogen virulence, disease severity and crop losses
• Pathogen isolation, identification, maintenance, inoculation
• Assessment of pathogen fitness, race structure, virulence, fungicide sensitivity
• Yield loss assessment, evaluation of cultivar resistance to pathogen
• Extraction and purification of genomic DNA
• Use of serological/ molecular techniques (ELISA, PCR, Electrophoresis, ITS sequencing)
• Familiar to application of markers (AFLP, RAPD, ISSR etc.) in population genetics study
• Use of statistical software like SAS, POPGENE, NTSYSpc etc.

• Writing reports and journal articles, presentation and discussion in review meetings
• General maintenance of research laboratory

Qualifications & Certifications

PhD

OKlahoma State University, USA

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