Dahu Chen, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Plant pathology, particularly potato soil-borne disease management

Current research and/or projects

Studies on potato diseases, particularly fouced on potato early dying complex management, identification of genes for disease resistance, development of disease diagnostic technologies. 

Research and/or project statements

Use integrated approaches to develop inovative solutions to manage potato diseases and improve potato productivity. 

Professional activities / interests

National research teams for advancing potato disease management

Collaborations with researchers within and outside AAFC.

Work on projects with other professionals, technicians, support staff and students at the Centre

Education and awards

Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of the Philippines and International Rice Research Institute, 1994

M.Sc. Agronomy, Zhejiang Agricultural University (Zhejiang University), China, 1986

B. Sc. Plant Protection, Zhejiang Agricultural University (Zhejiang University), China, 1983

International experience and/or work

International Rice Research Institute, 1990 – 1996

University of California, Davis, 1996-1999

DNA LandMarks, a BASF company, 1999-2015

Key publications

  1. Chen, D., J. Nyiraneza, K. Nahar, D. Murnaghan, J. Matheson. 2022. Potato early dying and yield responses to tillage treatments in Eastern Canada. The Canadian Society for Horticultural Science’s national 2022 conference Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, 1515 South Park street, Halifax, NS 2022/08/18 - 2022/08/20

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Nie X , Singh M, Chen D, Gilchrist C, Soqrat Y, Shukla M, Creelman A, Dickison V, Nie B, Lavoie J, and Bisht V. 2021. Development of high-resolution DNA melting analysis for simultaneous detection of potato mop-top virus and its vector, Spongospora subterranea, in soil. Northeast Potato Technological Forum 2021 (Virtual). 24-25 March 2021.

    2021 - View publication details

  3. Nie, X., Singh, M., Chen, D., Gilchrist, C., Soqrat, Y., Shukla, M., Creelman, A., Lavoie, J. and Bisht, V.S., 2020. High resolution DNA melting analysis for detection of potato mop-top virus and its fungal vector, Spongospora subterranean, in soil and plant samples. Plant Health 2020 Online. https://apsnet.confex.com/apsnet/2020/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/17140

    2020 - View publication details

  4. De Koeyer, D., V. Dickison, K. Gardner, B. Bizimungu, D. Chen, C. Goyer, L. Kawchuk, D. Main, J. Neilson, X. Nie, A. Smith, and H. Tai. 2019. Modernization of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Potato Breeding Program. p. 34. In: Northeast Potato Technology Forum 2019 Conspectus. March 20-21, Charlottetown, PE.

    2019 - View publication details

Research facility

95 Innovation Road
PO Box 20280
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Z7



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