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

16th to 18th December 2012
Norwich UK

Provisonal Programme 

16th December – 1830 to 2000: Opening reception (drinks and snacks), The Assembly House. Delegates to make their own arrangements for evening dining.
17th December
0900-0945 Meeting opening and Presidential Address: James Brown, John Innes Centre, Norwich, England. Fitness costs in plant disease and their roles in agriculture and nature.
0945-1015 Hans Cools, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, England. Resistance to azole fungicides in plant pathogenic fungi: cost and adaptation.
1015-1045 Mogens Hovmøller, Aarhus University, Slagelse, Denmark. The role of increased pathogen fitness in yellow rust epidemiology.
1115-1200 Garrett Memorial Lecture:Tom Mitchell-Olds, Duke University, Durham NC, USA. A novel gain-of-function polymorphism controlling complex traits and fitness in nature.
1200-1230 Fernando Garcia-Arenal, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. Virulence and defence in a plant-virus systems: costs of different fitness components.
1230-1300 Anna-Liisa Laine, University of Helsinki, Finland. Pathogen life-history trade-offs mediated by local adaptation.
1400-1600 Presentations for the BSPP’s PH Gregory prize.
1630-1700 Ralph Hückelhoven, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Loss of susceptibility: a costly way to resist powdery mildew?
1700-1730 Luis Mur, Aberystwyth University, Wales. Stomatal lock-up contributes to the cost of resistance to foliar fungal pathogens.
1730-1800 Corné Pieterse, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Trade-offs and benefits of hormonal modulation of plant immunity.
1800-2000 Poster Session, including judging for the J Colhoun poster prize
1800-1830 (concurrent with poster session) Annual General Meeting of the British Society for Plant Pathology.

Presidential Dinner, The Assembly House.

18th December
0900-0930 Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, England. How plant pathogenic oomycetes cause or fail to cause disease.
0930-1000 Didier Andrivon, INRA, Le Rheu, France. The hard life of Phytophthora infestans: when trade-offs shape evolution in a biotrophic plant pathogen.
1000-1030 Gail Preston, University of Oxford, England. Defences disunited: metal-dependent and metal-independent disease resistance in the metal hyperaccumulator Noccaea caerulescens.
1030-1100 Bruce McDonald, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Fitness costs associated with horizontal acquisition of host-specific toxins.
1130-1200 Angus Buckling, University of Exeter, Penryn, England. Costs and coevolutionary dynamics: Insights from bacteria-virus interactions.
1200-1230 Aurélien Tellier, Technical University of Munich, Germany. Costs in plant-parasite coevolution: bridging the gap between ecology and population genetics.
1230-1300 Santiago Elena, CSIC-UPV, Valencia, Spain. The genetic architecture of RNA virus fitness.
1400-1430 Richard Summers, RAGT Seeds Ltd, Saffron Walden, England. TBA.
1430-1500 Paul Nicholson, John Innes Centre, Norwich, England. Trade-offs: the need for compromise in breeding for disease resistance in wheat and barley.
1500-1530 Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, England. Genome evolution in filamentous plant pathogens: the bigger the better?
1530 Close of meeting.