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UC Berkeley — Plant Pathology Workshop (Brian Staskawicz)

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To support a plant pathology workshop
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Published: March 2017

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $63,000 to the Innovative Genomics Institute at UC Berkeley to support a two-day workshop on plant pathology with a small group of experts organized by Professor Brian Staskawicz. The workshop was intended to identify and discuss specific research topics in plant pathology related to increasing crop disease tolerance and/or resistance that might merit philanthropic support, with the goal of improving the welfare of small farmers in the developing world.