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Plant Pathology 2024 (PPATH2024) and Early Careers Plant Pathology 2024 (ECPP2024)

September 10, 2024 - September 12, 2024

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Plant Pathology 2024 (PPATH2024)

Start: 11th September 2024
End: 13th September 2024
Venue: Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Professor Gail Preston, the President of the BSPP, invites you to register for Plant Pathology 2024 (#PPATH2024), the main annual meeting of the British Society for Plant Pathology. The meeting will be held at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford, UK, Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th September.

The first two days of the main meeting will feature open sessions based on submitted abstracts,  presentations from our invited speakers, the RKS Wood Prize lecture,  PH Gregory Prize session and the J Colhoun Poster Prize.

On Friday, there are 3 parallel one-day sessions that you can choose from.

Registration includes 3 days of talks, posters and exhibitions. The conference dinner on Thursday evening at New College, Oxford is included for registrations made before the 7th May, however due to exceptionally high demand, we have reached our capacity for the venue and  anyone registering on or after the 7th May will be placed on a reserve list.

The BSPP welcomes exhibitors at #PPath2024 – click here for more details

Confirmed speakers for Plant Pathology 2024

We have a great line up of invited speakers:

  • Diane Saunders, John Innes Centre, winner of the RKS Wood Prize 2024, ‘Turning the tide on a cereal killer’.
  • Gail Preston, University of Oxford, ‘Niche construction – building a better environment’.
  • Gary Foster, University of Bristol, BSPP Honorary Member 2024, ‘Everything is connected; pathology, terrorism and drugs’.
  • Jens Boch, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany ‘TALEs, TALEN and TALE base editors: from plant pathogens to biotechnology’.
  • John Carr, University of Cambridge, ‘Manipulation of plant hosts by viruses’.
  • Kenichi Tsuda, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, ‘Regulation of Bacterial Growth and Behavior by Plant Immunity’.
  • Ksenia Krasileva, University of California, Berkeley, USA, ‘Evolution in Overdrive: Decoding and Encoding Genomes for Disease Resistance’.
  • Leena Tripathi, CGIAR, Kenya ‘Genome Editing of banana for disease resistance’.
  • Paul Birch, University of Dundee – ‘Delivery of RXLR effectors from haustoria into plant cells’.
  • Steven Spoel, University of Edinburgh, ‘Transcriptional regulation of plant immune responses’.
  • Tessa Burch-Smith, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA ‘Viral cell-to-cell movement and impacts on plant cell biology’.

Registration for PPATH2024 is now open – click here

Early Careers Plant Pathology 2024 (ECPP2024)

PPATH2024 will be preceded on the 10th September by ECPP2024, a one-day meeting for early career plant pathologists.

Start: 10th September 2024 (Registration at 10:00 and welcome at 10:30)
End: 10th September 2024 (The poster session will run until 19.30/20:00)
Venue: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

#ECPP2024 will be held at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory and the MPLS Doctoral Training Centre.  #ECPP2024 is an informal meeting that provides the opportunity for postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career researchers in industry to present a talk or poster and to connect with other early career researchers. If you are eligible for the PH Gregory prize or the J Colhoun Poster Prize in the main meeting the same poster or presentation can be offered for both #ECPP2024 and #PPATH2024. Co-organisers for ECPP2024 include Dr Pierre Buscaill, Dr Jie Huang, Dr William Kay, Athira Menon and Brett Wadley.

Registration includes 1 day of talks and posters, lunch and refreshments and an informal networking dinner.

Note: For ECPP2024 we are currently prioritising registration for ECRs only. If places remain after May 1st non-ECRs can then apply to attend.

Confirmed keynote speaker for ECPP 2024

Prof. Saskia Hogenhout – Unveiling the Intricate Molecular Mechanisms Governing Plant Interactions with Sap-Feeding Insects

Panel Discussion: The journey from post-doc to PI: reflections from early career principal investigators

Dr Helen Fones, Dr Pierre Buscaill, Dr Lida Derevnina, Dr Jessica Erickson

Registration for ECPP2024 is now open – click here


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