Opperman, Charles H.

Entomology and Plant Pathology
warthog@ncsu.edu
919-515-6699
919-515-9500 fax
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My research focuses on several major areas. The main thrust of my program is aimed at understanding the cellular and genetic basis of parasitism. A key approach in all of these projects is using phylogenetic relationships to help determine gene function and evolution. I am also interested in the differences between free-living and parasitic nematode species. We have an active program in sub-Saharan Africa developing and deploying a noivel delivery systern for ultra-low volumes of nematiide which has been very successful in multiple year field trials onyam and potato in Benin, Kenya, and Nigeria.

 
Expertise:
  Biochemistry | Microbiology | Molecular Biology | Soil Microbiology | Integrated Pest Management | Nematology | Plant Pathology
Country(s) of experience:
  Australia | Austria | Belgium | Benin | Canada | Costa Rica | Egypt | Ghana | Honduras | Italy | Kenya | Netherlands | New Zealand | Nigeria | Portugal | South Africa | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Instructor at an academic institution overseas | Speaker at an international conference | Other international activities | International consultant | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Projects:
  Field Deployable Nutrient-Rich Biodegradable Matrix for Crop Rotation
12/01/2014 - 12/01/2017
Funding Agency/Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Institutional Partner: Makerere University, Uganda | Sugarcane Research Institute Kibaha, Tanzania | Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia