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Dr Niloofar Vaghefi

Name Niloofar Vaghefi
Position Senior Research Fellow
Section Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment (Research)
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 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )
  • Genetics ( 310500 )
  • Microbiology ( 310700 )
  • Plant Biology ( 310800 )
  • Evolutionary Biology ( 310400 )

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

Boonmee, Saranyaphat and Wanasinghe, Dhanushka N. and Calabon, Mark S. and Huanraluek, Naruemon and Chandrasiri, Sajini K. U. and Jones, Gareth E. B. and Rossi, Walter and Leonardi, Marco and Singh, Sanjay K. and Rana, Shiwali and Singh, Paras N. and Maurya, Deepak K. and Lagashetti, Ajay C. and Choudhary, Deepika and Dai, Yu‑Cheng and Zhao, Chang‑Lin and Mu, Yan‑Hong and Yuan, Hai‑Sheng and He, Shuang‑Hui and Phookamsak, Rungtiwa and Jiang, Hong‑Bo and Martin, Maria P. and Duenas, Margarita and Telleria, M. Teresa and Kalucka, Izabela L. and Jagodzinski, Andrzej M. and Liimatainen, Kare and Pereira, Diana S. and Phillips, Alan J. L. and Suwannarach, Nakarin and Kumla, Jaturong and Khuna, Surapong and Lumyong, Saisamorn and Potter, Tarynn B. and Shivas, Roger G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Sparks, Adam H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0061-8359 and Vaghef, NiloofarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 and Abdel‑Wahab, Mohamed A. and Abdel‑Aziz, Faten A. and Li, Guo‑Jie and Lin, Wen‑Fei and Singh, Upendra and Bhatt, Rajendra P. and Lee, Hyang Burm and Nguyen, Thuong T. T. and Kirk, Paul M. and Dutta, Arun and Kumar, Krishnendu and Sarma, V. Venkateswara and Niranjan, M. and Rajeshkumar, Kunhiraman C. and Ashtekar, Nikhil and Lad, Sneha and Wijayawardene, Nalin N. and Bhat, Darbe J. and Xu, Rong‑Ju and Wijesinghe, Subodini N. and Shen, Hong‑Wei and Luo, Zong‑Long and Zhang, Jing‑Yi and Sysouphanthong, Phongeun and Thongklang, Naritsada and Bao, Dan‑Feng and Aluthmuhandiram, Janith V. S. and Abdollahzadeh, Jafar and Javadi, Alireza and Dovana, Francesco and Usman, Muhammad and Khalid, Abdul Nasir and Dissanayake, Asha J. and Telagathoti, Anusha and Probst, Maraike and Peintner, Ursula and Garrido‑Benavent, Isaac and Bona, Lilla and Merenyi, Zsolt and Boros, Lajos and Zoltan, Bratek and Stielow, J. Benjamin and Jiang, Ning and Tian, Cheng‑Ming and Shams, Esmaeil and Dehghanizadeh, Farzaneh and Pordel, Adel and Javan‑Nikkhah, Mohammad and Denchev, Teodor T. and Denchev, Cvetomir M. and Kemler, Martin and Begerow, Dominik and Deng, Chun‑Ying and Harrower, Emma and Bozorov, Tohir and Kholmuradova, Tutigul and Gafforov, Yusufon and Abdurazakov, Aziz and Xu, Jian‑Chu and Mortimer, Peter E. and Ren, Guang‑Cong and Jeewon, Rajesh and Maharachchikumbura, Sajeewa S. N. and Phukhamsakda, Chayanard and Mapook, Ausana and Hyde, Kevin D. (2021) Fungal diversity notes 1387–1511: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity, 111 (1). pp. 1-335. ISSN 1560-2745

Spanner, Rebecca and Taliadoros, Demetris and Richards, Jonathan and Rivera-Varas, Viviana and Neubauer, Jonathan and Natwick, Mari and Hamilton, Olivia and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 and Pethybridge, Sarah and Secor, Gary A. and Friesen, Timothy L. and Stukenbrock, Eva H. and Bolton, Melvin D. (2021) Genome-Wide Association and Selective Sweep Studies Reveal the Complex Genetic Architecture of DMI Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora beticola. Genome Biology and Evolution, 13 (9):evab209. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1759-6653

Poudel, Barsha and Shivas, Roger G.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7494-8716 and Adorada, Dante L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5290-1781 and Barbetti, Martin J. and Bithell, Sean L. and Kelly, Lisa A. and Moore, Natalie and Sparks, Adam H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0061-8359 and Tan, Yu Pei and Thomas, Geoff and van Leur, Joop and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 (2021) Hidden diversity of Macrophomina associated with broadacre and horticultural crops in Australia. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 161. pp. 1-23. ISSN 0929-1873

Dahanayaka, Buddhika A. and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 and Snyman, Lisle and Martin, AnkeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3572-7931 (2021) Investigating In Vitro Mating Preference Between or Within the Two Forms of Pyrenophora teres and Its Hybrids. Phytopathology. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0031-949X

Kelly, Lisa A. and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0430-4856 and Bransgrove, Kaylene and Fechner, Nigel A. and Stuart, Kara and Pandey, Abhay K. and Sharma, Mamta and Nemeth, Mark Z. and Liu, Shu-Yan and Tang, Shu-Rong and Nair, Ramakrishnan M. and Douglas, Colin A. and Kiss, LeventeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4785-4308 (2021) One Crop Disease, How Many Pathogens? Podosphaera xanthii and Erysiphe vignae sp. nov. Identified as the Two Species that Cause Powdery Mildew of Mungbean ( Vigna radiata) and Black Gram ( V. mungo) in Australia. Phytopathology, 111 (7). pp. 1193-1206. ISSN 0031-949X

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • 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 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )
  • Genetics ( 310500 )
  • Microbiology ( 310700 )
  • Plant Biology ( 310800 )
  • Evolutionary Biology ( 310400 )