Welcome to the “Epidemiologia de Plantas” (Plant Epidemiology) Laboratory at UFRGS. It was established in June 2006 and its main activity includes plant pathological research with an emphasis on disease epidemiology. It is coordinated by Prof. Emerson M. Del Ponte who is involved in teaching plant pathology courses for undergraduate students and Plant disease epidemiology for a graduate program. Our team includes both undergraduate and graduate students and research assistants. Most of our research projects are funded by governmental and industry grants which are conducted in collaboration with a network of institutions/researchers from Brazil and abroad. We strive to publish our research data in scientific journals of the agricultural sciences and related fields as well in regional magazines as extension articles.