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BSPP2014 – ‘Some Like It Hot’
1st September 2014 - 2nd September 2014
Global warming will affect disease incidence, the emergence of new strains and effectiveness of control measures. To safeguard food production it is vital to develop stress resilient crops and ensure agricultural practices employ the most efficient technologies. This meeting will focus on current advances in plant pathology research that will contribute to sustainable crop production in a warming world. It will comprise invited keynote presentations and offered papers on how abiotic stress affects (i) the molecular mechanisms of disease resistance and susceptibility, (ii) forecasting the incidence and emergence of new strains and (iii) how control measures can be devised, improved and adapted to meet the challenge. Perspectives from developed and developing world farming systems will be considered.
The will be a poster session at the meeting and participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters using the official abstract form. Abstract submission closes on 30 June 2014.
The meeting will incorporate the P H Gregory Prize. Post-graduates and early-stage researchers who have yet to present at a meeting of a learned society are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation. Student members of the BSPP are additionally invited to enter the J Colhoun poster competition.
Session 1: Emergence and spread of infectious diseases: forecasting risks
Prof Sarah Gurr (University of Exeter), Dr Karen Garrett (Kansas State University), Prof Nicola Spence (UK Chief Plant Health Officer)
Session 2. Stress and disease resistance
Including invited speakers:
Prof Jim Beynon (University Warwick,) Dr Jorunn Bos (James Hutton Institute) and the BSPP President, Prof Lesley Torrance
PH Gregory Talks
Posters followed by Dinner and Ceilidh
Tuesday morning 9.00: Session 2. Cont
Session 3. Developing countries – will be hardest hit: SSA
Including invited speaker Dr Ian Barker (Syngenta Foundation)
Session 4– IPM/Beneficials
Invited speaker TBC
3pm – Closing remarks; next meeting year meeting announcement; tea/coffee and departure