Marc Bardin is a research scientist in plant pathology at the Plant Pathology Research Unit of INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research), Avignon, France. In 1996, he completed his PhD degree in Plant Pathology at the University of Lyon, France. He then went to the USA as a postdoctoral fellow and worked in the Cereal Disease Laboratory of USDA-ARS in St-Paul, Minnesota for 18 months (1996-97). He definitely joined the Plant Pathology Research Unit, Avignon, France in 1998 for an INRA researcher position.
His research is focused on epidemiology, biocontrol and development of integrated strategies to manage foliar diseases of crops. For many years, he has been working on obligate parasites (powdery mildew of cucurbits and tomato and rust of oat) and since 2002, he has developed research on grey mould of vegetable greenhouse crops. He is involved in several national and international (including EU-funded research projects) on biological control and/or IPM. He serves as an expert for the registration of microorganisms and macroorganisms in plant protection at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). He teaches plant pathology in a Master program of the University of Avignon.
He has attended numerous IOBC-WPRS WG meetings since 1998 and participated as a member of the scientific committee and the local organizing committee for the 6th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS WG “Induced resistance in plants against insects and diseases” that was held in 2013 in Avignon, France. He also served as co-editor of IOBC-WPRS Bulletins.