Gosia Jedryczka (full name: Malgorzata Jedryczka) is a professor of genetics and plant pathology at the Department of Pathogen Genetics and Plant Resistance, at the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland and the leader of Plant Pathology Team. The aim of her research is to elaborate the methods of early detection and identification of plant pathogenic fungi in the air, soil, water and in host-plant tissues. Her research activities aim at developing strategies of crop protection based on integrated pest management. Since 2004 her Team has been managing the Decision Support System for Forecasting Disease Epidemics SPEC (http://spec.edu.pl) – the world’s third biggest system based on aerobiological monitoring of the primary inoculum of plant pathogens of crops. Research concerns also mycological and molecular characterisation of pathogens aiming at the recognition of the structure and changes in fungal populations, what allows to determine proper strategies of breeding for resistance. She is also involved in the search for sources of genetic resistance of plants to pathogens and its transfer to susceptible plants. Her etiological and epidemiological studies are mainly focused on pathogens originating from the kingdom of fungi (Fungi), both necrotrophs and biotrophs. At present the studies also concern Plasmodiophora brassicae – the representative of the kingdom of protists (Protista). All these studies aim at integrated protection of crop plants.
Gosia has attended all meetings of the Working Group “Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops” since the 5th meeting in Paderborn, in 1990. She was elected as a Convenor of the ICOC WG in 2013, during the 15th IOBC-ICOC WG meeting in Belvaux, Luxembourg. She was one of the editors of the most recent IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 116, published in 2016 (preceedings of the meeting in Tartu, Estonia).