BSPP Presidential Meeting 2003

Plant Pathogen Genomics - From Sequence To Application


Garrett Memorial Lecture
Twenty Five Years of resistance genes
Richard Michelmore, UC Davis, USA

Session 1: Why Use Genomics?

Structural and functional analysis of fungal pathogenesis: the rice blast fungus genome project
Ralph Dean, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Genome Dynamics in Bacterial Pathogens
Julian Parkhill, Sanger Centre, Cambridge, UK

Using genomics to identify Pseudomonas syringae Type III effectors and determining their activities in plants
Jim Alfano, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

C. elegans and plant parasitic nematodes
Charlie Opperman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Session 2: The State Of The Art

Genome sequencing and functional genomics approaches in the battle against soft-rot Erwiniae
Ian Toth, Kenneth Bell, Julian Parkhill, Mohammed Sebaihia, Leighton Pritchard, Lizbeth Hyman & Paul Birch

Signalling in the U. maydis/maize pathosystem: what we can learn from expression profiling
Regina Kahmann

Genomic studies on the late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans
Paul Birch

Plant Virus Infections: Interactions between three genomes
Roger Hull

Session 3: Tools - Functional Genomics/ Bioinformatics

Functional genomics of plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea
Nicholas J. Talbot, Martin J. Gilbert, Michael J. Kershaw, Darren M. Soanes, Zheng Yi Wang, Joanna M. Jenkinson, Lucy J. Holcombe & Gurpreet Bhambra.

ColiBASE, an online resource for E. coli, Salmonella and Shigella comparative genomics
Roy R. Chaudhuri & Mark J. Pallen

Exploring the potential of plant virus sequences
Mike Adams and Jon Antoniw, Rothamsted Research, UK

RNAi in Plants
Jasmina Dedic, Varsha Wesley, Chris Helliwell, Ming-Bo Wang, Neil Smith, John Watson, and Peter Waterhouse

BSPP Presidential Address
Survival, surfaces, and susceptibility - the sensory biology of pathogens
John Lucas, Rothamsted Research, UK

Session 4: Emerging Insights Into Pathogens and their Interactions With Plant Hosts

Bioinformatic resources for studying phytopathogenic fungi: The COGEME phytopathogen EST database
Darren M. Soanes, and Nicholas J. Talbot

Microbial history revealed by genome analysis
Siv G. E. Andersson, Bastien Bosseau, Wagied Davids, Carolin Frank, Hans-Henrik Fuxelius, Olof Karlberg, Lisa Klasson, Boris Legault, Hillevi Lindross, Gabor Nyori

Plant-viroid interactions
Ricardo Flores

Pathogenomics and finding effectors, their function and the affected
John Mansfield, Marta de Torres, George Tsiamis, Hassan Ammouneh, Andy Pitman, Dawn Arnold, Rob Jackson & Jens Boch

Pathogenicity and trichothecene mycotoxin production by the ear blight pathogens Fusarium graminearum and F. culmorum  
Martin Urban, Thomas Baldwin, Arsalan Daudi, Dimitry Kornyukhin, Frances Trail & Kim E. Hammond-Kosack

Molecular Dissection of the Stagonospora nodorum wheat interaction
Richard P. Oliver, Peter S. Solomon, Kar-Chun Tan, T.J. Greer Wilson & Robert Lee 

Sensing, signalling and stress in the barley powdery mildew fungus
S.J. Gurr, Z. Zhang, C. Henderson & E. Perfect

Molecular Analysis of Pathogenicity of Leptosphaeria maculans
Barbara Howlett, Candace Elliott, Alex Idnurm, Donald Gardiner, Soledade Pedras, Marie-Helene Balesdent, Franoise Blaise, Michel Meyer, Estelle Remy & Thierry Rouxel

Multiple Layers of Host Resistance to Pathogens
J. Parker, B. Feys, L. Moisan, N. Medina-Escobar, M. Wiermer, S. Betsuyaku, P. Muskett, & L. Nol

Session 5: Applications

The use of multi-locus sequence typing to study the epidemiology and molecular evolution of Candida albicans
A. Tavanti, A. Davidson, N.A.R. Gow, M. J. Maiden & F.C. Odds

Sequencing Aspergillus fumigatus a remarkable human pathogen and allergen
David W. Denning

Fungicide resistance diagnostics based on sequence analysis
Bart Fraaije

Genomics: A new dimension to fungal taxonomy
Pedro W. Crous

Can crop genomic technologies really impact commercial crop protection?
John E. Hamer

Beyond gene-for-gene. Where we go from here in understanding the Cladosporium fulvum tomato interaction
Pierre J.G.M. de Wit