About the Author
Dr. Kamal Bouarab is at the Department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke, where he teaches phytopathology and plant molecular biology. His research program focuses on the molecular mechanisms controlling plant innate immunity and strategies used by pathogens to overcome this immunity and cause diseases. Dr. Normand Brisson is at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, where he teaches molecular genetics. For the last 25 years he has maintained an active research program on the molecular mechanisms that control plant gene expression in response to infection by pathogens. His work has led to a better understanding on how gene activators and repressors contribute to the fine regulation of plant defense genes. Dr. Fouad Daayf is Associate Head at the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, where he teaches fundamentals of horticulture and molecular plant-microbe interactions. His research program focuses on biochemical and molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions, with an emphasis on plant defense reactions and the mechanisms of their suppression by pathogens, mechanisms of biological control of plant diseases, and the role of secondary metabolites in defense and defense signaling."