Open Plant Pathology is an initiative that supports and promotes the spread of all open, transparent and reproducible practices in the field of plant pathology. We advocate for an open science culture and our teams work to enhance this culture by 1) Offering Workshops in-person or via webinars, 2) Organizing Virtual Seminars for enhancing scientific exchanges, 3) Developing open sources tools and 4) Supporting Editorial Boards of journals to enhance reproducibility.

A post-talk interview with Dr. Sally Mallowa, plant pathologist, food security advocate and cassava specialist. Sally is a passionate researcher and encouraging mentor and educator, moving Plant Pathology to impact society from grassroots and up.


A post-talk interview with Dr. Gert Kema, with over 10-years’ experience in Tropical Plant Pathology, he shares his insights on Tropical Race 4 associated with Fusarium Wilt disease of Banana.


A post-talk interview with Dr. Peter Solomon, a specialist in the field of wheat biosecurity. Peter is a dedicated researcher, committing over twenty years of research to dissect the intricate interactions of effector and host defence proteins.


The elusive long-read fungal sequence: how to minION like a pro (when you’ve never done it before)
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Deciphering the origin of powdery mildews in Australia. Implications for plant biosecurity
Fri, Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM
A tale of two crop diseases
Fri, Oct 30, 2020 10:00 AM
Reproducible Reports and Research Using R
Mon, Nov 25, 2019 1:30 PM
Get your research project organized, shareable and reproducible using R
Sat, Aug 3, 2019 1:00 PM
Modeling tools and techniques using R
Sat, Aug 3, 2019 8:00 AM
Workshop: Network Analysis in Plant Pathology
Sun, Jul 29, 2018 1:00 PM

Our teams

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Adam Sparks

Founder. Webmaster. Plant pathologist and epidemiologist. University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Emerson Del Ponte

Founder. Webdesign. Plant disease epidemiologist. Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Zhian kamvar

Reproducibility team. Plant pathologist. The Carpentries

Lisa Rothmann

Blog and social media Editor. Plant pathologist. University of the Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa

Benjamin Schwessinger

Virtual Seminars Coordination. Plant pathologist. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia