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Dec 17
Register for On Demand Access to the Latest Translational Science Workshop


If you missed the recent Translational Science Workshop, you don't have to miss out.
You can still get access to all content On Demand.

Taking MPMI Discoveries to the Field: Part II

On Demand Pricing: $49 for IS-MPMI Members, $89 for Nonmembers*

The content presented in this workshop is independent from Part I, available On Demand
Registrants will get the full experience regardless of attendance in the previous workshop. ​



Featured Speakers & Talk Topics

Bing Yang — Danforth Plant Science, St. Louis, MO, USA; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Broad-spectrum resistance to bacterial blight in rice using genome editing

Niklaus Grunwald — Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Computational tools for translational research — Identifying new & reemerging pathogens & pests​

Hailing Jin — University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

Leveraging gene silencing approaches to protect plants from fungi

Linda Johnson — AgResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Epichloë fungal endophytes — From a biological curiosity in wild grasses to an essential component of resilient high performing ryegrass and fescue pastures​


Workshop Content 

Continuing with the theme of translational plant research, IS-MPMI is hosting a second international virtual seminar with leaders in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions who are taking molecular advances in plant science and translating these discoveries to develop disease resistant and high performing crops in agriculture. This meeting will highlight the use of genome editing, transcriptional gene silencing, new computational tools and beneficial microbes to study the complexities of plant responses to microbes. The goal is to share new developments that are at the forefront of the field and discuss key strategies used to translate these advances for biotechnology and industry applications.

The format will include four research presentations, each followed by an open question & answer period where participants can interact with the speakers. The event will be moderated by Mary Beth Mudgett (IS-MPMI President), Jeanne Harris (EIC, MPMI Journal), and Dennis Halterman (EIC, IS-MPMI Interactions). We encourage broad participation of graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, research scientists, principle investigators, funding agencies, and policy makers to provide diverse perspectives.


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* All funds from IS-MPMI Virtual Seminar Events go to support society events and awards.​


Original Broadcast Date: February 10, 2021

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Apr 10
2017 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research
The 2017 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (June 19-23 in St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.) will feature both plenary and concurrent sessions on plant-microbe interactions, including leaders from the IS-MPMI field such as Paul Schulze-Lefert, Sheng Yang He, and Silke Robatzek. The deadlines for early-bird registration and consideration for presentations has been extended to April 15.
 
 
To submit a poster or oral presentation abstract (50 will be selected from abstracts):
 
Other Details:
  • Inexpensive Housing Available Off Site at Washington State University: $68/night inclusive of all taxes; breakfast included = $272 total for lodging/person
  • Party and Open House at the Danforth Center, including "Careers in Industry" session for students and postdocs
Mar 02
Plant-Microbe Interactions Queenstown Molecular Biology satellite meeting
IS-MPMI members Barry Scott and Peter Solomon recently notified IS-MPMI that registration for the QMB Satellite Meeting on Plant-Microbe Interactions will soon be open. This meeting will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand on 3rd–4th September, 2017.

The main objective of this meeting is to bring together scientists with an interest in the genetics and molecular basis of plant-microbe interactions from New Zealand and Australia. The annual Mt Stromlo Molecular Plant Pathology meeting will not be held in 2017 to encourage Australian researchers to make the journey across the Tasman to participate in the Queenstown meeting.

The MPMI meeting will have the following sessions and confirmed speakers:

Plant-Fungal Interactions:
Sarah Gurr (University of Exeter, UK)
Gunther Doehlemann (University of Köln, Germany)

Plant-Bacterial Interactions
Corne Pieterse (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)
James Alfano (University of Nebraska, USA)
Nijat Imin (University of Auckland, NZ)
John Sullivan (University of Otago, NZ)

Plant-Oomycete Interactions
Paul Birch (James Hutton, Dundee, Scotland)
Rosie Bradshaw (Massey University, NZ)

Genomes and Genomics
Diane Saunders (Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK)
Jana Sperschneider (CSIRO, Australia)
David Winter (Massey University, NZ)

Plant Immunity
John Rathjen (ANU, Australia)
Simon Williams (ANU, Australia)

Plant-Microbe Interactions
Uta Paszkowski (University of Cambridge, UK)
Alga Zuccaro (University of Koln, Germany)

Population Genetics
Megan McDonald (ANU, Australia)
Honour McCann (Massey University, NZ)

Cell Biology
Gero Steinberg (University of Exeter, UK)

The meeting will bring together around 120 researchers in the magnificent venue of Queenstown to present and engage in exciting top-level science on this topic. We have a good mixture of international and local speakers at various stages of their careers. Besides those listed above some slots will be reserved to select additional speakers from the pro-offered abstracts. In addition a selection of 5 min snapshot talks from students will be invited from the poster session to be held on the evening of 3rd September.

For more information on this meeting and the main QMB meeting to be held from the 4th-6th September visit the Queenstown Research week web site at http://queenstownresearchweek.org or contact Barry Scott (d.b.scott@massey.ac.nz) at Massey University (Palmerston North) or Peter Solomon (peter.solomon@anu.edu.au) at ANU (Canberra).

Dec 08
Third Adam Kondorosi Symposium Announced
Registration for the third Adam Kondorosi Symposium, focused on Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions, is open. The symposium will be held in Gif-sur-Yvette (Paris region, France), on April 24-25, 2017. 
 
The objective of this symposium is to create a scientific event that is at the forefront of fundamental research in beneficial plant-microbe interactions. The meeting will have the following sessions and confirmed speakers:
 
Rhizobium-legume symbiosis:
E. Giraud (IRD, Montpellier, France)
F. de Carvalho-niebel (INRA/CNRS, Toulouse, France) M.  Charpentier (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK) C. Masson Boivin (INRA/CNRS, Toulouse, France) F. Frugier (CNRS/University of Saclay, France)
 
Beneficial fungi:
M.A. Selosse (National Life Science Museum, Paris, France) P.M. Delaux (University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France) C. Gutjahr (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany) C. Veneault-Fourrey (Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy,
France)
S. Hacquard (Max Planck Institute, Köln, Germany)
 
Endophytes and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria:
B. Reinhold (University of Bremen, Germany) L. Sanchez (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, France.) S. Radutoiu (University of Aarhus, Denmark) H. Hirt (KAUST Institute, Saudi Arabia) A. Carlier (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
 
Phylosphere and Rhizosphere beneficial microorganisms:
D. B Müller (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
D. Bulgarelli (University of Dundee, UK) E.M. Kemen (Max Planck Institute, Köln, Germany)
 
The symposium will bring together for 1.5 days about 150 participants in a rather informal atmosphere, facilitating exchanges. We also aim at proposing this highly attractive program at a moderate inscription fee

 

(120 Euros) to give the opportunity to researchers - in particular those at the early stage of their career – to participate to an exciting top-level scientific event. Young researchers will have the opportunity to present their work with a poster. There will be however a limited number of poster spots available and the attributions will be on a "first-registered first-served" basis.
 
You can visit the Symposium website to consult the program and to register.

 

Nov 28
42nd FEBS Congress
​IS-MPMI was recently notified that the 42nd FEBS Congress will take place in Jerusalem, Israel from September 10-14, 2017.
 
The FEBS Congress aims to provide an outstanding international forum in the European area for the face to face exchange of knowledge and ideas across the molecular life sciences. Learn more about this conference at https://2017.febscongress.org/.
Nov 07
Upcoming: 2nd International Congress on Strigolactones
IS-MPMI member Paola Bonfante recently informed IS-MPMI that the 2nd International Congress on Strigolactones (ICS2017) will be held March 27-30 in Turin, Italy.

Strigolactones are newly discovered phytohormones that contribute to defining plant morphology in response to environmental conditions and biotic/abiotic stress, and to the dialogue with organisms in the rhizosphere. In the last years, Strigolactones have become a cutting-edge topic in plant biology and agronomy, and have great potential in modern agriculture.

The ICS2017 will refresh the interdisciplinary, collaborative atmosphere in the Strigolactone scientific community as well as set up an inspirational meeting for young scientists. The symposium program features special and plenary lectures, invited lectures, short communications, poster sessions, and exhibitions. Top-level academics and established leaders in the field, young and emerging investigators, as well as leading scientists from the industry will share their results and knowledge.

Online registration is now open on the meeting website, and early registration closes on December 15.

Oct 10
2016 Durable Wheat Resistance Meeting

​This first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary meeting will be held on November 2-3, 2016 at the Minneapolis Marriott Airport Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota (U.S.A.). The meeting will bring together wheat breeders, plant pathologists, entomologists, and plant scientists (genetics, genomics, and molecular biology) to discuss how to achieve durable and effective resistance to wheat diseases and pests. The meeting is being supported by a conference grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Attendance will be limited to 120 attendees.

  • Keynote Speaker: Brian Staskawicz (University of California Berkeley, U.S.A.)
    "Genome Editing Approaches for Constructing Durable Disease Resistance"
  • Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Jones (Sainsbury Lab UK)
    "Expanding and Accelerating Recruitment and Deployment of Resistance Gene Diversity from Crop Relatives"
  • Keynote Speaker: Stephen Baenziger (University of Nebraska, U.S.A.)
    "Reflections on 40 Years of Breeding for Disease Resistance"

View details on the event website.

Oct 10
Third Adam Kondorosi Symposium on Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interactions

​The third Adam Kondorosi Symposium will be held in Gif-sur-Yvette (Paris region, France), on April 24-25, 2017.

The objective of this symposium is to create a scientific event that is at the forefront of fundamental research in beneficial plant-microbe interactions. The meeting will include the following sessions and confirmed speakers:

Rhizobium-legume symbiosis:
E. Giraud (IRD, Montpellier, France)
F. de Carvalho-niebel (INRA/CNRS, Toulouse, France) M.  Charpentier (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK) Catherine Masson Boivin (LIPM, Toulouse, France) Florian Frugier (IPS2, University of Saclay, France)

Beneficial fungi:
M.A. Selosse (National Life Science Museum, Paris, France) P.M. Delaux (University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France) C. Gutjahr (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany) C. Veneault-Fourrey (Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France)
S. Hacquard (Max Planck Institute Köln, Germany)

Endophytes and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria:
B. Reinhold (University of Bremen, Germany) L. Sanchez (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, France.) S. Radutoiu (University of Aarhus, Denmark) H. Hirt (KAUST Institute, Saudi Arabia) A. Carlier (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Phylosphere and Rhizosphere beneficial microorganisms:
D. B Müller (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
D. Bulgarelli (University of Dundee, UK) E.M. Kemen ((Max Planck Institute Köln Köln, Germany)

The symposium will convene for 1.5 days with about 150 participants in an informal atmosphere, facilitating exchanges. It also aims at proposing this program at a moderate inscription fee to give the opportunity for researchers--in particular those at the early stage of their career--to participate in an exciting top-level scientific event. Young researchers will have the opportunity to present their work with a poster. There will be, however, a limited number of poster spots available and the attributions will be on a "first-registered first-served" basis.

You can view details at the Symposium web site​.



Sep 28
EMBO Practical Course on Plant Microbiota

​IS-MPMI Member Paul Schulze-Lefert has notified IS-MPMI that the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research will be hosting an EMBO Practical Course on Plant Microbiota from March 26–April 7, 2017. The course will cover a variety of lectures and hands-on training, including advanced bioinformatics analysis. View the speakers, the daily program, and the abstract submission guidelines on the event webpage. Registration is due January 15, 2017.

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