Fernando Cezar Juliatti
Dr Fernando Cezar Juliatti is a professor and researcher, born in Ribeirão Vermelho Minas Gerais state, Brazil. He obtained a degree in Agronomy from the School of Agriculture of Lavras/UFLA (1981), a master's degree in Agronomy (Phytopathology) from the Federal University of Viçosa/UFV (1985) and a PhD in Agronomy (Plant Breeding) from Federal University of Lavras/UFLA (1994). He was head of the Department of Agronomy at Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) in 1995 and 1996 . From 1998 to 2000, he presided over the implementation of the Graduate Program in Agronomy at Federal University of Uberlândia (master's and doctorate). He was director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at Federal University of Uberlândia from 2001 to 2004. He was president of the Brazilian Society of Phytopathology in the period from 2003 till 2004. Dr Juliatti is a member of the Brazilian Societies of Phytopathology, Plant Breeding and Brazilian Horticulture in addition to the Paulista Group of Phytopathology. He is technical consultant in the areas of corn and soybeans/ phytopathological problems in the Brazilian savannah. He and the Plant Improvement team at Federal University of Uberlândia developed strains of soybean, tomato and beans with multiple resistance to phytopathogens. Together with this team, he launched 05 protected soybean cultivars for the Brazilian savannah with multiple resistance to important soybean pathosystems, including partial resistance to Soybean Asian rust. He chaired the organizing committee of the Brazilian Congress on Agroenergy and the First International Symposium on Biofuel. He coordinated the Chamber of Agronomy of CREA-MG (in 2008 and 2009) and the National Coordination of Agronomy of the CREA / CONFEA system (in 2009). He is a coordinator of the Latin American Committee on studies on Sclerotinia (Sclerotinia International Working Group). Dr Juliatti is a Financial Director of SMEA (Minas Gerais Society´ of the Agronomy Engineers) and current member of the Fiscal Council of the same entity. He is also President of ABEAS (Brazilian Association of Higher Agricultural Education - Triennium 2011-2013 and 2013-2016). He is Winner of the 2011 Top Ethanol Award in the area of technological innovation in industrial energy offered by UNICA and Winner in 2008 and 2013 of the Top Science Award offered by the company Basf. S.A. Dr Juliatti is a permanent professor in the Graduate Programs in Agronomy (UFU, Brazil - Master and Doctorate) and Biofuels (UFU-UFVJM - Master and Doctorate). He was the Technical Director for four terms at the Association of Agricultural Engineers of Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was President of the Triângulo Mineiro and Alto Paranaíba Association (AGROTAP), from 2017 to 2018 . In 2017 he was President of 50 Brazilian Congress of Phytopathology (Golden Jubilee) and 16 International Workshop on Sclerotinia and II Brazilian Workshop on Soybean Rust. Currently he is coordinator of the UFU Agronomy Course at the Campus Uberlândia. He published more 200 articles in important journals from Brazil and other countries, 11 books and 12 chapters in the field of Agronomy.