4th International Conference on Applied Microbiology and Beneficial Microbes
University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
Prof. Ewa Solarska, professor and head of the Organic Food Laboratory of Plant Origin at the Department of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Human Nutrition at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin (UPL). At the university she is also the head of the research team to evaluate chemical and biological plant protection products for registration purposes. Prof. Solarska has a records of research in the area of plant pathology and food quality. She is the author and co-author of about 120 publications and monographs, she has completed about 30 R&D projects (founded by NCBiR, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development). Professional experience of prof. Solarska includes, among others, development of organic hops production technology, development of agrotechnical methods for control of hop Verticillium wilt, detection of pathogenic fungi, viruses and viroids in plants by molecular methods, obtaining of hops free from viruses and viroids, development of cereal, fruits and vegetables cultivation technology in the organic system, research on the effectiveness of natural plant protection products, determination of the quality of organic cereals and their products in terms of content of mycotoxins, estimation of biological and chemical products efficacy against pests, weeds and diseases of different crops for registration aims. Professor received international awards and national awards, among others, for his scientific merits: the PAN award for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of commercialization of research results, twice the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development award for the development and dissemination of organic hop cultivation technologies and new bioproducts. These studies concerned the evaluation of the effectiveness of probiotic microorganisms and plant extracts in control of diseases and pests of this plant, as well as organic fertilizers and basalt powder in enriching the soil with organic matter and improving the quality of hops. Under her supervision, 3 doctoral thesis was made. Currently she is scientific supervisor of the 3 PhD students. The subject of these doctoral thesis concerns toxinogenic fungi of the genus Fusarium, yeasts inhibiting fungi of the genus Fusarium, as well as a comparison of the microbiome of plants from organic and conventional farming.