This page provides summaries of and links to abstracts/proceedings of BSPP sponsored meetings. A list of planned meetings can be found by clicking here.
Norwich UK, 16 to 18 Dec 2012
Disease resistance involves trade-offs with many other aspects of a plant's phenotype and may cause reduced fitness in terms of growth and reproduction. Likewise, increased virulence to a host plant may lower the fitness of a parasite in other ways. The BSPP 2012 Presidential Conference will bring together leading experts on fitness costs and trade-offs involved in plant disease. It will cover the full range of the subject from molecular biology and physiology to ecology and evolution, as well as the relevance of fitness costs to disease control. Registration will be open in April.
Speakers: Didier Andrivon, Lia Arraiano, James Brown, Angus Buckling, Hans Cools, Santiago Elena, Fernando García-Arenal, Mogens Hovmøller, Ralph Hückelhoven, Jonathan Jones, Sophien Kamoun, Anna-Liisa Laine, Bruce McDonald, Tom Mitchell-Olds, Luis Mur, Paul Nicholson, Corné Pieterse, Gail Preston, Aurélien Tellier.
Clare College, Cambridge, UK, 15 to 16 Dec 2011
The meeting will address how microbes use small molecules in their assault on plants, how plants retaliate with their own molecular arsenal, and how bioactive molecules may be exploited in disease control. A full list of speakers is now online and the registration deadine is now 23rd November.
West Park, Dundee, Scotland, UK, 27 to 29 Jun 2011
Oxford, UK, 31 Aug to 03 Sep 2010
This conference will cover a wide range of topics including: pathogenicity and virulence mechanisms, genomics and bioinformatics, evolution, taxonomy and systematics, ecology and epidemiology, plant responses, diagnostics and disease control, insights from related pathogens.
Link to website
Oxford University Museum, 22 Sep 2009
Celebrating Darwin's 200th birthday, this special event was held in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Speakers included Robert Zeigler, Nick Talbot, Gero Steinberg, Ralph Panstruga, Paul Birch, Howard Atkinson, Ian Toth, Peter Dodds, Franck Takken, Jurriaan Ton and James Brown.
Abstracts and other info available
Queen Mary College, London, 16 to 17 Dec 2008
Two-day joint meeting with HGCA (www.hgca.com), providing an exciting and wide-ranging view of current understanding of cereal pathosystems.
See pictures and download abstracts
SASA, Edinburgh, 02 Jul 2008
This was a one one-day workshop organised by the BSPP, under the auspices of the International Year of the Potato (www.potato2008.org), with sponsorship from the Potato Council (www.potato.org.uk)
Abstracts (pdf file)
Processors & Growers Resarch Organisation, Peterborough, 24 Jun 2008
A one-day workshop organised by the BSPP in association with HGCA and PGRO
Abstracts (pdf file)
University of Bath, 12th-14 September 2007
President: Dr Richard Cooper
KVL - The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen
from 13-17 August
Joint meeting with EFPP. President: Prof. Peter Mills
Abstracts, downloads and related articles
Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, UK from 19-21 December
President: Prof. Phil Russell
Old Aberdeen Campus, University of Aberdeen, Scotland from
President: Dr Stuart Wale.
Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, UK from 15-18
President: Prof. John Lucas
Imperial College, London, UK from 8-10 July.
President: Prof. Roger Plumb
Wye College, 18-20 December 2000
President: Prof. John Mansfield
Hertford College, Oxford, 19-22 December 1999
President: Prof. Mike Jeger
University of Warwick, 15-17 December 1998
President: Dr David Ingram
University of York, 15-18 December, 1997
President: Dr Nigel Hardwick
University of Kent, 16-19 December, 1996
President: Dr Peter R Scott
Abstracts, pictures and reports.
held in Edinburgh
(BSPP/Scottish Plant Pathology and Mycology Club) held in Edinburgh