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Dr Niloofar Vaghefi

Name Niloofar Vaghefi
Position Senior Research Fellow
Section Centre for Crop Health (Operations)
Office P22-107
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2572
Extension 2572
Email
Qualifications PGDipAgSc Melb , PhD Melb
Homepage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Niloofar_Vaghefi
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Mycology ( 060505 )
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics ( 060411 )
  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) ( 070308 )
  • Plant Pathology ( 060704 )
  • Plant Pathology ( 310805 )
  • Crop And Pasture Protection (incl. Pests ( 300409 )
  • Mycology ( 310705 )
  • Phylogeny And Comparative Analysis ( 310410 )
  • Genomics ( 310509 )

Research interests
Population Genetics and Genomics, Plant Pathology, Fungi, Bacteria

Professional memberships
• American Phytopathological Society (APS) - Member
• Australasian Plant Pathology Society (APPS) - Member
• Australasian Plant Pathology Society Queensland (APPS-Qld) - Organizing Committee
• National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network (NPBDN) - Member
• Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) - Member

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)


Research most notable
Purushotham N, Jones A, Schwessinger B, Poudel B, Adorada D, Sparks A, Vaghefi N (2020) Genome resource announcement of Macrophomina phaseolina associated with charcoal rot on sorghum. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 33 (5): 724-726.

Marin-Felix Y, Hernández-Restrepo M, Iturrieta-González I, García D, Gené J, Groenewald JZ, Cai L, Chen Q, Quaedvlieg W, Schumacher RK, Taylor PWJ, Ambers C, Bonthond G, Edwards J, Krueger-Hadfield SA, Luangsa-ard JJ, Morton L, Moslemi A, Sandoval-Denis M, Tan YP, Thangavel R, Vaghefi N, Cheewangkoon R, Crous PW (2019) Genera of Phytopathogenic Fungi: GOPHY3. Studies in Mycology 94: 1-124.

Vaghefi N, Silva A, Koenick LB, Pethybridge SJ (2019) Genome Resource for Neocamarosporium betae (syn. Pleospora betae), the cause of Phoma leaf spot and root rot on Beta vulgaris. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 32(7): 787-789.

Vaghefi N, Kikkert JR, Hay FS, Carver GD, Koenick LB, Bolton MD, Hanson LE, Secor GA, Pethybridge SJ (2018) Cryptic diversity, pathogenicity, and evolutionary species boundaries in Cercospora populations associated with Cercospora leaf spot of Beta vulgaris. Fungal biology 122(4): 264-284.

Vaghefi N, Kikkert JR, Bolton MD, Hanson LE, Secor GA, Nelson SC, Pethybridge SJ (2017) Global genotype flow in Cercospora beticola populations confirmed through genotyping by sequencing. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0186488.


Publications in ePrints

Kusch, Stefan and Nemeth, Mark Z. and Vaghefi, Niloofar and Ibrahim, Heba M.M. and Panstruga, Ralph and Kiss, Levente (2020) A Short-Read Genome Assembly Resource for Leveillula taurica Causing Powdery Mildew Disease of Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum). Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 33 (6). pp. 782-786. ISSN 0894-0282

Kiss, Levente and Vaghefi, Niloofar and Bransgrove, Kaylene and Dearnaley, John D. W. and Takamatsu, Susumu and Tan, Yu Pei and Marston, Craig and Liu, Shu-Yan and Jin, Dan-Ni and Adorada, Dante L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5290-1781 and Bailey, Jordan and Cabrera de Alvarez, Maria Graciela and Daly, Andrew and Dirchwolf, Pamela Maia and Jones, Lynne and Nguyen, Thuan Dat and Edwards, Jacqueline and Ho, Wellcome and Kelly, Lisa and Mintoff, Sharl J. L. and Morrison, Jennifer and Nemeth, Mark Z. and Perkins, Sandy and Shivas, Roger G. and Smith, Reannon and Stuart, Kara and Southwell, Ronald and Turaganivalu, Unaisi and Vaczy, Kalman Zoltan and Blommestein, Annie Van and Wright, Dominie and Young, Anthony and Braun, Uwe (2020) Australia: A Continent Without Native Powdery Mildews? The First Comprehensive Catalog Indicates Recent Introductions and Multiple Host Range Expansion Events, and Leads to the Re-discovery of Salmonomyces as a New Lineage of the Erysiphales. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11:1571. pp. 1-31. ISSN 1664-302X

Purushotham, Neeraj and Jones, Ashley and Poudel, Barsha and Nasim, Jamila and Adorada, DanteORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5290-1781 and Sparks, AdamORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0061-8359 and Schwessinger, Benjamin and Vaghefi, Niloofar (2020) Draft genome resource for Macrophomina phaseolina associated with charcoal rot in sorghum. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 33 (5):MPMI-12-19-0356-A. pp. 724-726. ISSN 0894-0282

Crous, P. W. and Wingfield, M. J. and Chooi, Y.-H. and Gilchrist, C. L. M. and Lacey, E. and Pitt, J. I. and Roets, F. and Swart, W. J. and Cano-Lira, J. F. and Valenzuela-Lopez, N. and Hubka, V. and Shivas, R. G. and Stchigel, A. M. and Holdom, D. G. and Jurjevic, Z. and Kachalkin, A. V. and Lebel, T. and Lock, C. and Martin, M. P. and Tan, Y. P. and Tomashevskaya, M. A. and Vitelli, J. S. and Baseia, I. G. and Bhatt, V. K. and Brandrud, T. E. and de Souza, J. T. and Dima, B. and Lacey, H. J. and Lombard, L. and Johnston, P. R. and Morte, A. and Papp, V. and Rodriguez, A. and Rodriguez-Andrade, E. and Semwal, K. C. and Tegart, L. and Abad, Z. G. and Akulov, A. and Alvarado, P. and Alves, A. and Andrade, J. P. and Arenas, F. and Asenjo, C. and Ballara, J. and Barrett, M. D. and Berna, L. M. and Berraf-Tebbal, A. and Bianchinotti, M. V. and Bransgrove, K. and Burgess, T. I. and Carmo, F. S. and Chavez, R. and Cmokova, A. and Dearnaley, J. D. W. and Santiago, A. L. C. M. de A. and Freitas-Neto, J.F. and Denman, S. and Douglas, B. and Dovana, F. and Eichmeier, A. and Esteve-Raventos, F. and Farid, A. and Fedosova, A. G. and Ferisin, G. and Ferreira, R. J. and Ferrer, A. and Figueiredo, C. N. and Figueiredo, Y. F. and Reinoso-Fuentealba, C. G. and Garrido-Benavent, I. and Canete-Gibas, C. F. and Gil-Duran, C. and Glushakova, A. M. and Goncalves, M. F. M. and Gonzalez, M. and Gorczak, M. and Gorton, C. and Guard, F. E. and Guarnizo, A. L. and Guarro, J. and Gutierrez, M. and Hamal, P. and Hien, L. T. and Hocking, A. D. and Houbraken, J. and Hunter, G. C. and Inacio, C. A. and Jourdan, M. and Kapitonov, V. I. and Kelly, L. and Khanh, T. N. and Kislo, K. and Kiss, L. and Kiyashko, A. and Kolarik, M. and Kruse, J. and Kubatova, A. and Kucera, V. and Kucerova, I. and Kusan, I. and Lee, H. B. and Levican, G. and Lewis, A. and Liem, N. V. and Liimatainen, K. and Lim, H. J. and Lyons, M. N. and Macia-Vicente, J. G. and Magana-Duenas, V. and Mahiques, R. and Malysheva, E. F. and Marbach, P. A. S. and Marinho, P. and Matocec, N. and McTaggart, A. R. and Mesic, A. and Morin, L. and Munoz-Mohedano, J. M. and Navarro-Rodenas, A. and Nicolli, C. P. and Oliveira, R. L. and Otsing, E. and Ovrebo, C. L. and Pankratov, T. A. and Panos, A. and Paz-Conde, A. and Perez-Sierra, A. and Phosri, C. and Pintos, A. and Posta, A. and Prencipe, S. and Rubio, E. and Saitta, A. and Sales, L. S. and Sanhueza, L. and Shuttleworth, L. A. and Smith, J. and Smith, M. E. and Spadaro, D. and Spetik, M. and Sochor, M. and Sochorova, Z. and Sousa, J. O. and Suwannasai, N. and Tedersoo, L. and Thanh, H. M. and Thao, L. D. and Tkalcec, Z. and Vaghefi, N. and Venzhik, A. S. and Verbeken, A. and Vizzini, A. and Voyron, S. and Wainhouse, M. and Whalley, A. J. S. and Wrzosek, M. and Zapata, M. and Zeil-Rolfe, I. and Groenewald, J. Z. (2020) Fungal Planet description sheets: 1042-1111. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 44. pp. 301-459. ISSN 0031-5850

Jeffress, Sarah and Arun-Chinnappa, Kiruba and Stodart, Ben and Vaghefi, Niloofar and Tan, Yu Pei and Ash, Gavin (2020) Genome mining of the citrus pathogen Elsinoe fawcettii; prediction and prioritisation of candidate effectors, cell wall degrading enzymes and secondary metabolite gene clusters. PloS One, 15 (5):e0227396. pp. 1-33.

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