Warwick 2018: Imaging plant-microbe interactions

Scarman House Conference Centre, University of Warwick
10- 11 December 2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 BSPP Presidential meeting, to be held from 10 - 11 December 2018 at the Scarman House Conference Centre, University of Warwick.

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Despite accumulating vast amounts of "omics" data associated with plant disease and defense responses, we are only just beginning to translate that information into understanding the dynamics of host-pathogen responses at the cellular and sub-cellular level. This meeting will showcase current and emerging imaging techniques that are being applied to reveal new insights into how plant pathogen infections establish or are prevented. This is a timely opportunity to learn about state-of-the art approaches to imaging infection processes, addressing both establishment of infection apparatus and inter-organellar communication.

Confirmed speakers include: Nick Talbot, Sainsbury Laboratory, UK; Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, UC Davis, USA; Petra Boevink, James Hutton Institute, UK; Markus Schwarzlander, University of Munster, Germany. The meeting will showcase invited contributions from early career researchers and emerging imaging technologies.

There are a limited number of slots available for offered oral presentations. Abstracts of talks are invited from all researchers, including graduates and postgraduates, working on imaging of pathogen and beneficial microbe interactions, from the whole plant to the nano-scale.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words, excluding title and authors' names.

Talks that are not accepted for oral presentation may be displayed as posters. Direct offers of posters are also welcomed.

There are two awards made at the president's meeting. The PH Gregory award for oral presentations, with a prize of £250. Those eligible include all BSPP members who have not previously presented a paper to a meeting of a learned society and all registered postgraduate students, whether or not they are members or have previously presented a paper.

The J Colhoun postgraduate poster award has a prize of £100. Both award winners will receive certificates. If you wish to submit an entry to either of these competitions, please send an abstract for your talk (as above) or title and author name(s) of your poster.

Send all offered contributions to: meetings@bspp.org.uk.

Closing date is 25th October 2018.

Confirmed oral and poster presentations will be announced shortly after the closing date.

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