dr. Barbara Gerič Stare

Dr. Sc. Microbiol., B.Sc. Biol. Plant Protection Department Molecular biology and Nematology Researchers +386 (0)1 280 52 76 barbara.geric@kis.si

Work experiences

  • Since 2005, researcher at the Plant Protection Department of Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Hacquetova 17, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • December 2003 - February 2004, visiting researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculté de médicine, Unité de Microbiologie, Avenue Hippocrate 54 90, B-1200 Brussels, Belgium (Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Michel Delmée)
  • April - October 2001, visiting researcher at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 400 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, USA (Laboratory of Dr. Stuart Johnson and Dr. Dale Gerding)
  • 1999 – 2003, young researcher at the Department of Biology, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Short CV

Barbara Gerič Stare studied Biology at undergraduate level and Biomedicine - Microbiology at postgraduate level at the University of Ljubljana. She performed part of her PhD work on bacterium Clostridium difficile and its toxin genes as a visiting researcher at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the Université Catholique de Louvain, Faculté de médicine, Unité de Microbiologie. Her major interests and experiences are: molecular diagnostics, molecular phylogeny and effectors of the plant parasitic nematodes. She has been involved in several national and international research projects.

Scientific area and expert work

Research and expert work in the field of plant parasitic nematodes and other plant pathogens: identification with molecular methods, molecular phylogeny, variability and molecular evolution of parasitic factors (effectors) of plant-parasitic nematodes, plant-pathogen (virus, bacteria) and plant-pest (plant-parasitic nematodes) interactions, quality management systems.

Achievements and awards

  • Organizer of the COST Fourth Annual Meeting: COST FA 1208: Sustain, 1.-3.March 2017, Bled, Slovenia (130 participants)
  • Organizer of the international conference entitled Plant Health for Sustainable Agriculture, 11 – 12. May 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia (250 participants)
  • Organizer of the Agricultural Omics Course, 17th-21st February, 2014, Hinxton, UK (30 participants)
  • Organizer of the Molecular Phylogenetics Workshop, 23rd-25th September, 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia (30 participants)
  • Organizer of the 11th Slovenian Conference on Plant Protection, 5th-6th March 2013, Bled, Slovenia (about 150 participants)
  • Organizer of the Second COST 872 Annual Meeting, Exploiting genomics to understand plant-nematode interactions, 26th-29th May 2008, Postojna, Slovenia (about 120 participants)
  • Award Futurum 2006 for young Ph. D. Scientists, 2006
  • Krka Award for Ph. D. Thesis, 2004
  • Young Investigators’ Award, Anaerobe Olympiad 2002 Meeting, Park City, Ut, USA, 2002
  • Jesenko’s award for students of Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, 1999

Memberships

  • ESN – European Society of Nematologists
  • DVRS – Plant Protection Society of Slovenia
  • SMD – Slovenian Microbiology Society
  • SBD – Slovenian Biochemistry Society

Selected publications

  • GERIČ STARE Barbara, ŠIRCA Saša, UREK Gregor. First report of nematodes Parasitylenchus bifurcatus Poinar & Steenberg, 2012 parasitizing multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Slovenia. Acta agriculturae Slovenica, 2017, vol. 109, no. 2, pp. 457-463, doi: 10.14720/aas.2017.109.2.28.
  • GERIČ STARE Barbara, STRAJNAR Polona, ŠIRCA Saša, SUSIČ Nik, UREK Gregor. Record of a new location for tropical root knot nematode Meloidogyne luci in Slovenia. EPPO Bulletin, 2017, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2338, doi: 10.1111/epp.12443.
  • GERIČ STARE Barbara, STRAJNAR Polona, SUSIČ Nik, UREK Gregor, ŠIRCA Saša. Reported populations of Meloidogyne ethiopica in Europe identified as Meloidogyne luci. Plant disease, 2017, vol. 101, no. 9, pp. 1627-1632, doi: 10.1094/PDIS-02-17-0220-RE.
  • SEDLAR Aleš, GERIČ STARE Barbara, MAVRIČ PLEŠKO Irena, DOLNIČAR Peter, MARAS Marko, ŠUŠTAR VOZLIČ Jelka, BAEBLER Špela, GRUDEN Kristina, MEGLIČ Vladimir. Expression and regulation of programmed cell death associated genes in systemic necrosis of PVYNTN susceptible potato tubers. Plant Pathology, 2017, doi: 10.1111/ppa.12818.
  • LAMOVŠEK Janja, GERIČ STARE Barbara, MAVRIČ PLEŠKO Irena, ŠIRCA Saša, UREK Gregor. Agrobacteria enhance plant defense against root-knot nematodes on tomato. Phytopathology, ISSN 0031-949X. [Print ed.], 2017, vol. 107, iss. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-07-16-0269-R).
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