Anne Marte Tronsmo


Anne Marte Tronsmo was educated at the universities of Bergen and Tromso, followed by PhD from Norwegian University of Agriculture (now Norwegian University of Life Sciences; NMBU), Norway. She has held positions at the Norwegian Plant Protection Institute (now NIBIO) and the Norwegian University of Life Science. She is professor emerita in plant pathology at NMBU, where she taught plant pathology from BSc to PhD level for 35 years. She served as elected pro-rector for the Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2002-2005. Her research includes physiological and genetic aspects of induced and natural resistance to fungal diseases in various crops, as well as resistance to winter injury in grasses and cereals. She has supervised about 15 PhD students and published over 100 scientific papers. She has also been president of the Norwegian Society for Plant Pathology, and associate editor for the European Journal of Plant Pathology. She has served as member of the Plant Health Panel in the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (2004- 2018) and member of FACCE-JPI Scientific Advisory board (2014-2019).