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About Wolfgang Schweigkofler

Dr. Schweigkofler joined the department in 2012 as a research scientist and became a Research Assistant Professor in 2013. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria. As a member of the NORS-DUC team (National Ornamental Research Site at Dominican University of California), his research focuses on pathogens of ornamental plants, esp. Phytophthora ramorum, the causal agent of Sudden Oak Death and ramorum blight. Working both in the laboratory, as well as in a state-of-the-art research nursery developed to study quarantine pathogens, major goals of his work are: i) to detect and identify plant pathogens, ii) to study the life-cycle, biology and spreading pattern of the microbes and iii) to control plant pathogens using environmental friendly and sustainable methods.

Positions

March 2013 Present Research Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
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20122013 Research Scientist/Plant Pathologist, Dominican University of California NORS-DUC, National Ornamental Research Site
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20112012 Director, Bionovo ‐ Botany
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20042011 Senior Scientist, Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry Laimburg, Italy
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20022004 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California - Berkeley
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19992002 Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry Laimburg, Italy
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Honors and Awards

  • Theodor-Körner Award for Science and Art, Vienna, Austria, 1998
  • Eduard-Wallnöfer Award for Science, Innsbruck, Austria, 2003

Education

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1998 Ph.D., University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria ‐ Applied Biology
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1994 Magister rerum naturalis (equiv. M.S.), University of Vienna, Austria ‐ Microbiology
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415.482.1911

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