BSPP Presidential Conference 2017 - Fungal Control and Exploitation

University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus
11th-13th September 2017


The call for abstracts is now open for the 2017 BSPP Presidential Meeting.

Oral presentation abstract deadline is 31st May 2017.

We are also now accepting abstracts for the PH Gregory and J Colhoun prizes and general posters for the conference (deadline 30th June 2017).

Please indicate on the abstract form which session you are submitting your abstract to. All abstracts should be sent to meetings@bspp.org.uk. You should receive confirmation of receipt within 7 working days.

Download the abstract form here


The meeting will be a joint venture with the British Mycological Society (BMS), so there will be additional interest from the parallel BMS sessions, as well as several joint plenaries. The BSPP sessions will focus on the control of diseases using genetics (including GM and RNAi), pesticides and biocontrol. The BMS sessions will focus on control of human fungal pathogens, as well as exploitation of fungi, for example in biotechnology. We are delighted to have assembled a first-class programme of invited speakers for the meeting, with confirmed BMS and BSPP speakers so far including:

Alex Brakhage (Jena); Al Brown (Aberdeen); Mike Bromley (Manchester); Ronald De Vries (Utrecht); Alan Gange (Royal Holloway); Lise Nistrup Jorgensen (Aarhus); Karl-Heinz Kogel (Giessen); Mark Lynas (Author and Environmentalist); Vera Meyer (Berlin); Bruce McDonald (ETHZ Switzerland), Richard Michelmore (UC Davis); Richard Oliver (Curtin); Neil Paveley, (ADAS), Nick Read (Manchester); Natalia Requena (Karlsruhe); Sander Schouten (Wageningen), Eckhard Thines (Mainz) and Frank van den Bosch (Rothamsted).

Please set 11-13th Sept aside in your diaries! Further updates on registration and abstract submission will follow in due course.


Download the poster here