7th Conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology & BSPP Presidential Meeting 2004

Discovery, Development and Delivery in Plant Pathology



Sunday 5th September

16.00 - onwards

Registration

19.00

Reception

Monday 6th September

9.30-9.45

Conference opening

9.45-10.30

Garrett Memorial Lecture:
Professor Sir Hugh Pennington, Dept of Medical Microbiology, University of Aberdeen, UK
'Title to be confirmed'

10.30-11.00

Tea / Coffee

SESSION 1 - Discovery - New horizons in plant pathology

11.00-11.30

Professor Jim Beynon, Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, UK
'The role of genes and their products in plant pathology'

11.30-12.00

2 offered papers

12.00-12.30

Professor David Collinge, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksburg, Denmark
'Barley genomics and plant defence responses'

12.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

2 offered papers

14.30-15.00

Dr Sophien Kamoun, Ohio State University, Wooster, US'
Functional genomics of Phytophthora-plant interactions

15.00-15.30

2 offered papers

15.30-16.00

Tea / Coffee

16.00-17.30

PH Gregory competition

Evening

Whisky tasting

Tuesday 7th September

9.00-9.45

Plenary talk 1 - Dr Gerry Saddler, Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, Edinburgh, UK
'How to control potato brown rot in endemic and localised infections'

9.45-10.30

Plenary talk 2 - Dr Simon Oxley, Scottish Agricultural College, UK
'The twists and turns of the strobilurin fungicides: keeping growers informed'

SESSION 2 - Development - understanding the pathogen

11.00-11.30

Professor Mike Shaw, University of Reading, UK
'Problems of scale and inference: how good can our epidemiology be?'

11.30-12.00

2 offered papers

12.00-12.30

Professor Nigel Harrison, University of Florida, Ft Lauderdale, US
'The use of diagnostics'

12.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

2 offered papers

14.30-15.00

Dr Didier Andrivon, INRA Centre de Rennes, France
'Plant cultivars, plant pathogens and plant pathologists: Managing the interactions'

15.00-15.30

2 offered papers

15.30-16.00

Tea / Coffee

16.00-17.30

Posters 1

17.30-19.00

Funshops
GMs and Plant Pathology - how will GM technology solve disease problems?
How useful are genomics for pathogen identification?
Communicating plant pathology - getting knowledge into use.
Participatory Diagnosis.

Wednesday 8th September

9.00-9.45

Presidential Address
Dr Stuart Wale, Scottish Agricultural College, Aberdeen

9.45-10.30

Plenary talk 3 - Professor Giovanni P. Martelli, Dipartimento di Protezione delle Piante e Microbiologia Applicata, Bari, Italy
'Sequence-specific RNA degradation in resistance to plant viruses'

10.30-11.00

Tea / Coffee

SESSION 3 - Development - controlling the pathogen

11.00-11.30

Professor Robert Park, GRDC Chair of Cereal Rust Research, University of Sydney Plant Breeding Institute, Australia
'Pre-emptive breeding for rust resistance in cereals'

11.30-12.00

2 offered papers

12.00-12.30

Dr Karl-Heinz Kuck, Bayer CropScience, Leverkusen, Germany
'Title to be confirmed'

12.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

2 offered papers

14.30-15.00

Professor Claude Alabouvette, INRA Universit de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
'Biological control practices'

15.00-15.30

2 offered papers

15.30-16.00

Tea / Coffee

16.00-17.30

Posters 2

Evening

Conference dinner and ceilidh

Thursday 9th September

9.00-9.45

Plenary talk 4 - Dr Ian Porter, Department of Primary Industries, Melbourne, Australia
'Integration of classical and molecular approaches to successfully control clubroot of crucifers'

9.45-10.30

Plenary talk 5 - Professor Bob McGovern, Plant Medicine Program, University of Florida, Gainesville, US
'Title to be confirmed'

SESSION 4 - Delivery - Converting research to practical messages

11.00-11.30

Dr Rebecca Nelson, Cornell, US
'Converting R&D into practical messages'

11.30-12.00

2 offered papers

12.00-12.30

Dr Eric Boa, CABI Bioscience, UK
'Providing advice in developing countries'

12.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.30

2 offered papers

14.30-15.00

Dr Peter Gladders, ADAS Boxworth, UK
'What is needed from plant pathologists to make farmers and growers more profitable'

15.00-15.30

Formal close of conference

15.30-16.00

Tea / Coffee

16.00-17.30

BSPP Annual Review Meeting

Friday 10th September

Field trips