Presidential Meeting 2012: Fitness Costs and Trade-offs in Plant-Parasite Interactions

16th to 18th December 2012
Norwich UK


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 is now closed.

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.


Registration costs

BSPP members - £200

BSPP student members - £30

Non-members - £280

Student non-members - £100

Day registration only - £85-125 (depending on BSPP membership status)