Andrea Botero

I am an agricultural Engineer from Colombia with a master degree on plant pathology. Now I am beginning my PhD studies in plant pathology at the University of Alberta.

I am a passionate for plant pathology, whose emphasis is in clubroot disease. I have been working with my research group in Colombia at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in clubroot disease’s biological control, P. brassicae (the causal agent of clubroot disease) spread and distribution in field and some epidemiological topics looking forward to developing a risk assessment strategy for cruciferous crops affected by the disease. Now I am also working in the yield losses assessment in canola crops in Canada with my research group at the University of Alberta.


PhD student



Research areas

Assessment of the distribution of Plasmodiophora brassicae


University of Alberta