Previous BSPP Sponsored Conferences

BSPP 2019: Arms race: Evolution of plant pathogens and their hosts

University of West England, Bristol. 2nd – 3rd September 2019

President: Dawn Arnold | Final proceedings

BSPP 2018: What lies within? Imaging Plant Microbe Interactions

Scarman House, University of Warwick, 10th–11th December

President: Murray Grant | Final proceedings

BSPP 2017: Fungal Exploitation and Fungal Control

University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus, 11th September 2017 – 13th September 2017.

President: Richard Oliver | Final proceedings

MBPP 2017: Molecular Biology of Plant Pathogens

St. Aidan’s college, Durham, UK., 29 to 30 Mar 2017

Final proceedings

Grand Challenges in Plant Pathology Interdisciplinary Study Group 2016

St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 14 to 16 Sep 2016

BSPP 2016: Food Security Biosecurity & Trade – The Role of Plant Health

St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK, 12 to 13 Sep 2016

President: Julie Flood | Final proceedings

BSPP 2015: The Impact of Plant Pathogens on Everyday Lives

University of Bristol, 13 to 15 Sep 2015

President: Gary Foster | Final proceedings

BSPP 2014: Presidential Meeting – Some like it hot

St Andrews University, 01 to 02 Sep 2014

President: Lesley Torrance | Final proceedings

BSPP 2013 Presidential Meeting: Visions of plant disease management in 2050

University of , Birmingham, 17 to 18 Dec 2013

As well as invited speakers and contributed posters, this meeting will provide extended opportunities for group discussion and brainstorming of the issues involved, looking to the future of applied plant pathology and improving networking.

President: Mike Shaw | Final proceedings

Protecting our woodlands: tackling tree pests and diseases

University of Reading, 16 to 17 Sep 2013

This meeting will focus on the scientific work that is currently investigating the many pest and disease threats to our woodlands. As well as talks on a wide range of relevant topics there will also be opportunities to discuss issues on a more informal basis. 

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

Norwich UK, 16 to 18 Dec 2012

The BSPP 2012 Presidential Conference will focus on fitness costs and trade-offs involved in plant disease. It will cover a range of areas from molecular biology and physiology to ecology and evolution, as well as the relevance of fitness costs to disease control.

President: James Brown | Final proceedings 

BSPP 2011: The Impact of Bioactive Small Molecules in Plant Pathology

Clare College, Cambridge, UK, 15 to 16 Dec 2011

The meeting will address how microbes use small molecules in their assault on plants, how plants retaliate with their own molecular arsenal, and how bioactive molecules may be exploited in disease control.

President:  | Final proceedings 

BSPP 2009: Darwin to Disease; Crops and their pathogens

Oxford University Museum, 22 Sep 2009

Celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday, this special event was held in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Speakers included Robert Zeigler, Nick Talbot, Gero Steinberg, Ralph Panstruga, Paul Birch, Howard Atkinson, Ian Toth, Peter Dodds, Franck Takken, Jurriaan Ton and James Brown.

President: Sarah Gurr | Final proceedings

BSPP 2008: Cereal Pathosystems

Queen Mary College, London, 16 to 17 Dec 2008

Two-day joint meeting with HGCA (, providing an exciting and wide-ranging view of current understanding of cereal pathosystems.

President: Graham Jellis | Final proceedings

BSPP 2007: Attack and Defence in Plant Disease

University of Bath, 12th-14 September 2007

President: Dr Richard Cooper | Final proceedings

BSPP 2006: Sustainable disease management: the European perspective

KVL – The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen from 13-17 August

Joint meeting with EFPP.

President: Prof. Peter Mills

BSPP 2006: BSPP 25th Anniversary Meeting

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BSPP 2005: Plant Pathology with a Purpose

Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, UK from 19-21 December

President: Prof. Phil Russell

BSPP 2004: Discovery, Development and Delivery in Plant Pathology (joint EFPP 2004 meeting)

Old Aberdeen Campus, University of Aberdeen, Scotland from 5-10th September

President: Dr Stuart Wale.

BSPP 2003: Plant Pathogen Genomics – From Sequence To Application

Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, UK from 15-18 December.

President: Prof. John Lucas

BSPP 2002: Plant Pathology and Global Food Security

Imperial College, London, UK from 8-10 July.

President: Prof. Roger Plumb

BSPP 2000: Plant-pathogen interactions: understanding mechanisms of resistance and pathogenicity for disease control

Wye College, 18-20 December 2000

President: Prof. John Mansfield

BSPP 1999: Biotic interactions in plant-pathogen interactions

Hertford College, Oxford, 19-22 December 1999

President: Prof. Mike Jeger

BSPP 1998: Detection, isolation and manipulation of soil and rhizosphere micro-organisms

University of Warwick, 15-17 December 1998

President: Dr David Ingram

BSPP 1997: Plant Pathology – Global perspectives of an applied science

University of York, 15-18 December, 1997

President: Dr Nigel Hardwick

BSPP 1996: Unlocking the future: Information technology in plant pathology

University of Kent, 16-19 December, 1996

President: Dr Peter R Scott