Who we are

Get to know who has worked to make this possible

OpenPlantPathology is a not for-profit initiative founded in January 2018 by Emerson Del Ponte and Adam Sparks to facilitate communication among computational plant pathologists and promote open science and reproducible research practices in plant pathology. Of course, this would not be possible without the support from several colleagues who helped spread the initiative and the culture of open science. Currently, our team is composed of the following leaders.

Adam Sparks
Founder. Webmaster
Senior Research Scientist, Bioeconomic Modeller
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Western Australia, Australia

Emerson Del Ponte
Founder. Webdesigner
Plant Pathologist
Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Lisa Rothmann
Sci-comm Editor
Plant Pathologist
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein South Africa

Fernando García-Bastidas
Digital media Editor
Plant Pathologist
Keygen, Netherlands

Benjamin Schwessinger
Virtual Seminars Coordinator
Plant Pathologist
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Zhian Kamvar
Editor for Reproducibility
Plant Pathologist
The Carpentries, USA

Susann Auer
Editor for Reproducibility
Plant Pathologist
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany


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