Past BSPP Meetings and Conferences
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.
St Hugh's College, Oxford, 14 to 16 Sep 2016
The Grand Challenges in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Study Group aims to bring together a group of outstanding graduate researchers who have the motivation, creativity and skills needed to tackle the most important challenges in plant disease research.
Link to website
St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK, 12 to 13 Sep 2016
The presidential meeting in 2016 will examine the role of plant health in the interactions of food security, biosecurity and trade and the significant role plant pathology and plant pathologists have to play in these challenges at the start of the 21st century.
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University of Bristol, 13 to 15 Sep 2015
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St Andrews University, 01 to 02 Sep 2014
Presidential Meeting 2014
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Edinburgh, 12 to 14 Jun 2014
Bringing together scientists, technicians, managers and policy makers from research institutes, government, the seed trade, and international organisations who are involved with the health status of seed.
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University of Aston, Birmingham, 17 to 18 Dec 2013
As well as invited speakers and contributed posters, this meeting will provide extended opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming of the issues involved, looking to the future of applied plant pathology and improving networking. Registration and further information..
University of Reading, 16 to 17 Sep 2013
This meeting will focus on the scientific work that is currently investigating the many pest and disease threats to our woodlands. As well as talks on a wide range of relevant topics there will also be opportunities to discuss issues on a more informal basis. Registration is now closed.
Norwich UK, 16 to 18 Dec 2012
The BSPP 2012 Presidential Conference will focus on fitness costs and trade-offs involved in plant disease. It will cover a range of areas from molecular biology and physiology to ecology and evolution, as well as the relevance of fitness costs to disease control. Registration now closed
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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.
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.
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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.
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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
2000: Plant-pathogen interactions: understanding mechanisms of resistance and pathogenicity for disease control
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