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Meetings and Conferences

The BSPP holds an annual Presidential Conference which BSPP members can attend for a reduced fee. The conference always incorporates the PH Gregory Prize which is awarded for the best presentation made by a young scientist and the J Colhoun prize which is awarded for the best presentation of a poster. BSPP also supports a number of other meetings throughout the year. Suggestions of themes for these generally come from BSPP members.

This list of meetings here is by no means comprehensive. If you wish to publicise a plant pathology-related meeting, please contact the webmanager. Meetings are also announced in BSPP News and Plant Pathology: please contact the Programme Secretary, for further information.

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December 2012

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…

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December 2013

BSPP2013: Visions of plant disease management in 2050

17th December 2013 - 18th December 2013

As well as invited speakers and contributed posters, this meeting will provide extended opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming of…

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September 2014

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…

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September 2015

BSPP2015 – The Impact of Plant Pathogens on Everyday Lives

13th September 2015 - 15th September 2015

The theme of the meeting will be centred around 'the impact of plant pathology on everyday lives', be it in…

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September 2016

BSPP 2016: Food Security, Biosecurity and Trade: The Role of Plant Health

12th September 2016 - 13th September 2016

The doubling of cereal and livestock production in the last half of the 20th century should have resulted in a…

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Grand Challenges in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Study Group

14th September 2016 - 16th September 2016

St Hugh's College, Oxford 14th to 16th September 2016 This conference directly follows the BSPP presidential conference which runs from…

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September 2017

BSPP2017: BMS Joint Presidential Meeting – Fungal Control and Exploitation

11th September 2017 - 13th September 2017

Sponsored by Elsevier and CABI About the conference The meeting will be a joint venture with the British Mycological Society…

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December 2018

BSPP2018 – What Lies Within: Imaging Plant Microbe Interactions

10th December 2018 - 11th December 2018

Registration is invited for the BSPP Presidential meeting to be held at Scarman House, Warwick University on the 10th –…

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March 2019

MBPP2019 – Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens 2019

18th March 2019 - 19th March 2019

MBPP will take place at the JIC Conference Centre, Norwich, on the 18-19 March 2019, with the conference dinner at Norwich City FC restaurant

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Practical Sci Comm workshop at MBPP2019

18th March 2019 - 19th March 2019

An opportunity for young scientists to hone their science communication skills for working with a non-specialist audience

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September 2019

BSPP2019: Arms race: Evolution of plant pathogens and their hosts

PROGRAMME: click here VENUE: Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of West England, Frenchay campus. Click here to show entrance. GETTING…

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Symptoms 2 Sequences – Workshop in Practical Plant Diagnostics

11th September 2019
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May 2020

WEBINAR: Data Sharing and other Open Science Practices

20th May 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+1
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WEBINAR: Understanding invasive forest pathogens

27th May 2020 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+1
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September 2020

BSPP Plant Pathology Outreach Workshop 2020-2021

17th September 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

  During the lead up to UK Plant Health Week (21st- 27th September) please join us for an online workshop…

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BSPP WEBINAR: Biocontrol of plant disease – the use of living organisms to suppress the effects of disease

21st September 2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST

To mark UK Plant Health Week 2020, David Collinge (BSPP President Elect) presented our first live webinar on Monday 21st…

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BSL webinar – Visualising how plants and microbes function in sign language

24th September 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

Audrey Cameron, Rachel O'Neill and Gary Quinn A team from the Scottish Sensory Centre at the University of Edinburgh will…

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