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BSPP2012: Fitness Costs and Trade-offs in Plant-Parasite Interactions
16th December 2012 - 18th December 2012
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.
|16th December – 1830 to 2000: Opening reception (drinks and snacks), The Assembly House. Delegates to make their own arrangements for evening dining.|
|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.
|2000||Presidential Dinner, The Assembly House.|
|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.|