Dr. Pamela Ronald
Professor of Plant Pathology
Faculty at the Genome Center
University of California – Davis
Hosted by Université de Montpellier 2 and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
UMR Résistance des Plantes aux Bioagresseurs RPB (IRD-CIRAD-U. Montpellier 2)
Directeur de Recherche, Directeur de l’UMR
Pamela Ronald received a B.A. from Reed College, an M.A. from Stanford University, an M.S. from the University of Uppsala in Sweden and her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1985. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University from 1990-1992. In 1992, Ronald joined UC Davis as a faculty member where she served as Faculty Assistant to the Provost from 2004-2007. From 2003-2007 Ronald chaired the U.C. Davis Distinguished Women in Science seminar series, an event designed to support women's professional advancement in the sciences. In 1996, Ronald founded the Genetic Resources Recognition Fund, a UC Davis program to share benefits of biotechnology with less developed countries.
Pamela Ronald is Professor of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as Director of Grass Genetics at the Joint Bioenergy Institute, Emeryville and Adjunct Faculty at Kyung Hee University, Korea. She has engineered rice for resistance to disease and tolerance to flooding, which seriously threaten rice crops in Asia and Africa. Ronald led the isolation of the rice XA21 immune receptor, the bacterial Ax21 quorum sensing factor and the rice Sub1A submergence tolerance transcription factor. She and her colleagues were recipients of the USDA 2008 National Research Initiative Discovery Award for their work on submergence tolerant rice, and were finalists for the 2009 World Technology Award for Environment. In 1996, she established the Genetic Resources Recognition fund, a mechanism to recognize intellectual property contributions from less developed countries. She has written opinion pieces for the Boston Globe, The Economist, and the New York Times, and is a blogger for National Geographic's ScienceBlogs. She and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, co-authored Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food. Bill Gates calls the book “a fantastic piece of work”. In 2009, Ronald received the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award and was nominated for the Biotech Humanitarian Award. In 2011, Ronald was selected as one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company Magazine.
She will be welcomed to the Université de Montpellier 2 and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in the UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherche) Laboratory « Résistance des Plantes aux Bioagresseurs (RPB)» by Professor Michel Nicole, Directeur de Recherche, Directeur de l’UMR. The laboratory has a strong expertise in genetic, molecular physiology, genomic, microbiology and plant pathology. Professor Ronald will be integrated into the research team “Equipe Effecteur et Cibles” directed by Christophe Brugidou. This group is associated to two other international teams in Colombia and in Burkina Faso. She will take part in weekly laboratory meetings, journal clubs and seminars.
At Université de Montpellier 2, she will create and teach a new module in two courses that are part of the Master’s program “Biotechnologie des Plantes Tropicales” led by Michel Lebrun. These classes are titled “Engineering of Resistance to biotic stresses” and “Pathologie Végétale en Régions chaudes”. She will also teach a module in the course “Interactions plantes-pathogènes”. She will participate in the “Réseau Interactions Hôtes-Microorganismes” at the UM2 which is part of the Master’s program “Biologie des Plantes et des Micro-organismes, Biotechnologies, Bioprocédés” and serve on Ph.D. search committees.
Professor Ronald’s scheduled program includes several conferences outside of the Université de Montpellier/IRD. She will be present at the 4th Xanthomonas genomics conference 2012 in Angers July 9-12 https://colloque4.inra.fr/xgc2012 as well as a conference at the Unité Mixte de Recherche Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes of INRA in Toulouse.
- July 9, 2012, Xanthomonas genomics conference, Angers
- July 11-14, 2012. Plenary speaker, Euroscience, Dublin
- August 30, 2012. Keynote Speaker, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Stockholm
- Nature magazine and VIB sponsored meeting on recent advances in plant biology and biotechnology. The meeting will be held on October 3-5, 2012 in Ghent, Belgium.
- November 12-13, 2012. Guest Speaker, "Recognition complexes in Innate Immunity of Plants, Animals and Man", Cologne, Germany
She will make many presentations in Montpellier for the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement and the Centre International d’Etudes Supérieures en Sciences agronomiques (SupAgro). Date of Inaugural Lesson.
Ronald and B. Beutler. 2010. Plant and Animal sensors of conserved microbial signatures. Science. 330:1061-1064.
Sang-Wook Han, Malinee Sriariyanun, Sang-Won Lee, Manoj Sharma, Ofir Bahar, Zachary Bower, Pamela C. Ronald. 2011. Small Protein-Mediated Quorum Sensing in a Gram-Negative Bacterium. PLoS ONE 6(12): e29192. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029192 (pdf)
Insuk Lee, Young-Su Seo, Dusica Coltrane, Sohyun Hwang, Taeyun Oh, Edward M. Marcotte, and Pamela C. Ronald. 2011. Genetic dissection of the biotic stress response using a genome-scale gene network for rice. PNAS, 108(45) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1110384108 (pdf)
Sang-Won Lee, Sang-Wook Han, Malinee Sririyanum, Chang-Jin Park, Young-Su Seo, Pamela C. Ronald 2009. A Type Iâ€“Secreted, Sulfated Peptide Triggers XA21-Mediated Innate Immunity. Science 6 November 2009: Vol. 326. no. 5954, pp. 850-853. DOI: 10.1126/science.1173438. (pdf)Xu K, Xu X, Fukao T, Canlas P, Heuer S, Bailey-Serres J, Ismail A, Ronald P, Mackill D. 2006. Sub1A encodes an ethylene responsive-like factor that confers submergence tolerance to rice. Nature. 442. 705-708.(pdf)
Song W-Y, Wang G-L, Zhu L-H, Fauquet C, Ronald P. 1995. A receptor kinase-like protein encoded by the rice disease resistance gene Xa21. Science, 270:1804-1806. (pdf)
Dr. Michel Rosenfeld
Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights
Director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Hosted by Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
UMR de Droit comparé de Paris I
Hélène RUIZ FABRI
Directrice de l’Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne
He is a founding member and president of the United States Association of Constitutional Law, co- editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON), and was president of the International Association of Constitutional Law (1999-2004). He was an editor of the University of California Press’ Series on Philosophy, Social Theory and the Rule of Law (1991-2002), and since 2003 an editor of the Series on Discourses of Law published by Routledge. Professor Rosenfeld has lectured widely throughout the world, and has been a recurring visiting professor at The University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne), The University of Paris X (Nanterre), The University of Aix-en Provence in France, The University of Carlos III in Madrid, Spain, The University of Bologna, in Italy, and the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. In 2007-2008, Professor Rosenfeld was awarded an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto in 2007. He held the Fresco Chair in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa in 2007, was a Senior Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in 2009, and the Chaim Perelman Chair in Legal Philosophy at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, in 2011. Among his many honors, in 2004 he received the French government's highest and most prestigious award, the Legion of Honor.
Michel Rosenfeld is the Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights and director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Rosenfeld is the author of several books, including Affirmative Action and Justice: A Philosophical and Constitutional Inquiry (Yale Univ. Press 1991), which in 1992 was named outstanding book on the subject of human rights in the U.S. by the Gustave Meyers Center; Just Interpretations: Law Between Ethics and Politics (Univ. of California Press 1998), which was translated into French and Italian; Comparative Constitutionalism: Cases and Materials, ( 2d. Ed., West 2010) (with Baer, Dorsen, and Sajo),; The Identity of the Constitutional Subject: Selfhood, Citizenship, Culture, and Community (Routledge 2010) and Law, Justice, Democracy and the Clash of Cultures: A Pluralist Account (Cambridge U. Press 2011). He is the co-editor of The Longest Night: Perspectives and Polemics on Election 2000; Hegel and Legal Theory; Habermas on Law and Democracy: Critical Exchanges; Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice; and most recently with Andras Sajo of The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2012); and editor of Constitutionalism, Identity, Difference and Legitimacy: Theoretical Perspectives. Several among Professor Rosenfeld’s works have been translated into: Chinese, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
Professor Rosenfeld will be welcomed to the Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, UMR de Droit comparé de Paris I, by Professor Hélène RUIZ FABRI, Directrice de l’Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne. The school of Law at the Sorbonne occupies a unique place in the teaching and research of comparative law and human rights abroad.
Michel Rosenfeld will be in charge of courses for Master and doctoral students in Comparative Public Law, Globalization and Legal Pluralism and Comparative Constitutionalism. He will be integrated into the research team of the UMR working on Comparative Law, the general issue of the internationalization of law and the evolution of Constitutionalism. He will be responsible alongside Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri for a monthly seminar related to a pluri-year research program devoted to the redefinition of constitutional law in the age of globalization and privatization.
Professor Rosenfeld’s scheduled program includes several conferences outside of the Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
16 Janvier 2013: Leçon inaugurale à Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. See the invitation
View the video: Les crises actuelles du constitutionnalisme: du local au global
3 avril 2013 à l'Université Toulouse 1 Capitole : La Cour suprême américaine et les références aux jurisprudences constitutionnelles étrangères.
See the invitation
- 5 avril 2013 à France-Amériques: Table ronde autour de Justice Breyer, juge à la Cour suprême des Etats-Unis avec Michel Rosenfeld, Titulaire de la Chaire Tocqueville-Fulbright à Paris 1, Guy Canivet, membre du Conseil Constitutionnel, président honoraire de la Cour de Cassation et Antoine Garapon, magistrat, producteur sur France-Culture de l'émission le Bien Commun. Attend the round table
- 15 avril à Paris Ouest Nanterre, Research Seminar in French.
- 17 avril au Collège de France, Conférence: L'Aversion américaine pour les Droits économiques et sociaux : Question d'identité, d'idéologie ou de politique ? See the invitation
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012) (co-editor with Andras Sajo).
Law, Justice, Democracy and the Clash of Cultures: A Pluralist Account (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011)
The Identity of the Constitutional Subject: Selfhood, Citizenship, Culture and Community (New York: Routledge 2010)
Just Interpretations: Law Between Ethics and Politics, (Berkeley: University of California Press 1998). Les interpretations justes in the series “La Pensée Juridique Moderne” of L.G.D.J. – Bruyland (Paris 2000) (French translation). Interpretazioni : il dirrito fra etica e politica, (Bologna : Editrice II Mulino 2000). (Italian translation).
Affirmative Action and Justice: A philosophical and Constitutional Inquiry, (New Haven : Yale University Press 1991) (Paperback 1993). (Winner: Outstanding Book Award given by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States, 1992).