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Jun 28
"The Next Big Idea" Session at 2023 IS-MPMI Congress

Ryan and Pat, Organizers of "The Next Big Idea" Session

​Dear IS-MPMI community,

As you might know, the 2023 IS-MPMI Congress is coming up in July, and it will include an innovative and interactive plenary session focused on the "WHY" behind our research. We have selected five IS-MPMI community members from diverse backgrounds and career stages who will try to convey why you should care about their research.

Participants will have five minutes to present the rationale and justification behind their research. Following each pitch, there will be three minutes for questions from the audience. The winner of the challenge, based on audience votes, your vote, will receive a monetary prize and eternal community recognition!

Join us on Thursday, July 20, for this unique session and be part of "The Next Big Idea" Session at IS-MPMI 2023!​

Jun 28
Interact with MPMI at 2023 IS-MPMI Congress: Attend a Special Session, Visit the Editors of MPMI, and Potentially Win a Poster Award!

​At the 2023 IS-MPMI Congress, the five assistant feature editors for MPMI will host a standalone session, "The Making of a Story—Building Narratives and Communicating Science Effectively," on Sunday, July 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn how to utilize different media to effectively communicate science to diverse audiences in engaging, creative ways. This session will also include a live recording of the MPMI podcast Microgreens.​

In addition to attending this session, visit the editors of MPMI at the MPMI booth over the course of the meeting to learn more about publishing in the journal, signing up to be a reviewer, and engaging with the journal in other ways. Grab a few free "show your science" stickers while you are there!

MPMI is also host a Student Poster Award competition at the meeting, judged by the editors of the journal. The first-place winner will receive $300, the second-place winner will receive $200, and the third-place winner will receive $100. Any poster by a student is eligible for the award; winners will be announced at the meeting.​

Mar 21
Register for a Free Virtual Seminar on Disease Resistance in Potato


On May 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. CT, Adam Heuberger and Janak Joshi will present Protease Inhibitors from Solanum chacoense Inhibit Pectobacterium Virulence by Reducing Bacterial Protease Activity and Motility—an MPMI Editor's Pick that investigates how wild potato from South America can tolerate Pectobacterium-caused diseases.

They revealed in a previous study that wild potato produces virulence-reducing metabolites. In the authors' latest research, they compared the protein profiles of wild and domestic potato, discovering protease inhibitors that also prevent bacterial malignance.

Heuberger comments, "Our finding is the second resistance mechanism we observe in Solanum chacoense M6. This supports the idea that wild plant species have evolved with multiple resistance factors, or their own 'pyramid' of traits, that can be translated into our food and ornamental plant industries."

Hear the authors talk more about this discovery and their goals to breed a generation of potato varieties that resists pathogens durably and independently. Register for the free virtual seminar today!​

Catch Up on Recently Recorded Seminars

Previous seminars are available for viewing. Learn more​.

Thomas Griebel presents "Cold Exposure Memory Reduces Pathogen Susceptibility in Arabidopsis Based on a Functional Plastid Peroxidase System."

Watch now!

Emma Gachomo presents "Bradyrhizobium japonicum IRAT FA3 Alters Arabidopsis thaliana Root Architecture via Regulation of Auxin Efflux Transporters PIN2, PIN3, PIN7, and ABCB19."

Watch now!

Dec 21
Kick Off 2023 with the Next What's New in MPMI! Virtual Seminar


Register to hear Emma Gachomo present the Editor's Pick "Bradyrhizobium japonicum IRAT FA3 Alters Arabidopsis thaliana Root Architecture via Regulation of Auxin Efflux Transporters PIN2, PIN3, PIN7, and ABCB19" on January 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. CST.​

Watch Recent What's New in MPMI! Virtual Seminars

Kyungyong Seong presented the award-winning Editor's Pick "Computational Structural Genomics Unravels Common Folds and Novel Families in the Secretome of Fungal Phytopathogen Magnaporthe oryzae" on November 15, 2022.

Yusuke Saijo presented "Recognition of Microbe- and Damage-Associated Molecular Patterns by Leucine-Rich Repeat Pattern Recognition Receptor Kinases Confers Salt Tolerance in Plants," the Editor's Pick from a special focus issue, on October 11, 2022.​

Jun 22
Join The American Phytopathological Society for Plant Health 2022!

Registration is open for the APS Annual Meeting, Plant Health 2022, taking place August 6–10 in Pittsburgh, PA. Don't miss this in-person meeting and the opportunity to network with plant pathologists and explore the profound changes in plant health research being driven by transformations in climate, technology, and society. We hope you can join us for this exciting event! Learn more and register.

Jan 14
Upcoming "What's New in MPMI" Virtual Seminars!
IS-MPMI Interactions

We're looking forward to the new year with four new virtual seminars! This series is freely available to all.

January 24, 2022 at 10 AM Central (11 AM Eastern)
Soledad Sacristán will present Top 10 Question #9 "How Do Path​ogens Evolve Novel Virulence Activities?"​


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