Fouad Daayf, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Pathology, Head of the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba
Dr. Daayf is Professor of Plant Pathology and Head of the Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba (Canada). He got both MSc (1989) and PhD (1993) from the University of Montpellier (France) then a Doctor ès-Science degree (1999) from Cadi-Ayyad University (Morocco). Dr. Daayf worked as a Post-Doc fellow at Laval University, QC, Canada (1994-1997), Research Associate at AAFC Charlottetown PEI (1997-2000), and joined the University of Manitoba as Assistant Professor in 2000. He served as Associate Department Head from 2007 to 2013, then as Acting Department Head (2013-2014) before accepting the position of Department Head in Jan 2015. Dr. Daayf served in the presidency track of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) from 2010 to 2014. He has been Chair of the CPS Manitoba section since 2001. He served as Executive Member of "Groupe Polyphenols" (2004-2008), and as Associate Editor of several scientific journals including "Plant Pathology Journal" Asian Network for Scientific Information (2005-2006), "Potato Research" Springer, London UK (2006-2013), "Diversity" MDPI, Switzerland (2008-2013), "Journal of Pathogens" SAGE-Hindawi, London, UK (2010-2013), "Journal of integrated Omics", Omics group, Spain (2010-2012), as Senior Editor for "Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology" Elsevier, London UK (2013-2016), and as Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology (2013-2018). He is currently serving as Associate Editor for "BioControl" Springer, London UK (2014-present). Dr. Daayf is a reviewer for several national and international granting agencies. He has co-edited several books and co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed and other publications, and over 100 conference communications. He holds several merit awards and scholarships.