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MycoKey workshop 2018

Paul Schwarz

Panellist

Paul Schwarz is a Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Fargo, ND USA, where he directs malting barley quality research and quality testing for the barley varietal development program. He also serves as the director of the NDSU Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences (IBMS), which is focused on barley and malt education/outreach, as well as the director of NDSU’s graduate and undergraduate programs in Food Safety. He has long served as chair/vice-chair of the US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiatives committee on Food Safety and Toxicology.  

Dr. Schwarz has a long research interest on the impact of Fusarium Head Blight on malt quality, which was initially driven by several severe regional epidemics of FHB that began in the early 1900’s.  He has previously been employed at Kurth malting (USA), Brauerei A. Egger (Switzerland) and Coors Brewing (USA).