Concepció Moragrega García

Concepció Moragrega García

Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Girona

Concepció Moragrega García

Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Girona

PhD in Biological Science from the University of Girona (1997). Lecturer in Plant Pathology at the University of Girona; researcher at the Institute of Food Technology at the University of Girona and at the Catalonia Research Group SGR 697 (improving quality and safety in plant production and food ingredients, ‘MiQuSe’).
She has over 20 years' experience in fruit tree pathology, particularly in the study of plant-bacteria interactions and in epidemiology and control of fungal and bacterial diseases. Her work includes developing in planta study techniques for new generation antimicrobial agents and methods for assessing their efficacy, and developing and evaluating tools to guide decision-making for crop protection, such as disease prediction models.
Dr Moragrega has been a researcher on over forty publicly funded R&D projects on integrated control of diseases in fruit trees, in addition to over twenty private projects. She was the researcher in charge of WK2 (Epidemiology and Prevention) of the COST873 action ‘Bacterial diseases of stone fruits and nuts’ (European Cooperation in Science and Technology, EU) (2008-2013). Currently she is involved in the European Commission project KBBE-2013 6136: ‘Strategies to develop effective, innovative and practical approaches to protect major European fruit crops from pests and pathogens’ (FP7, 2014-2017), and she is the PI for the AGL2013-41405-R project: ‘Development of innovative strategies for integrated control of bacterial spot in stone fruit (Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni)’ (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2014-2016). 
She is the co-author of 30 publications in national and international scientific journals in her field (European Journal of Plant Pathology, International Microbiology Fungal Biology, Journal of Plant Pathology, Plant Disease, Phytopathology, Trees; Phytoma, Fruticultura Profesional), and of book chapters on fruit tree diseases. She has been involved in presenting over 100 talks and posters at national and international conferences.