The International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) is an exciting global event that takes place once every five years. In 2018, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., will host plant health scientists from around the world from July 29 to August 3. Leading experts from around the world will present the latest advances and innovations, celebrate progress, and set a vision for assuring plant health in a global economy. The vision of the congress—An engaged world community of plant health scientists advancing knowledge for a safe, affordable, secure supply of food, feed, and fiber for a growing population.
Members of IS-MPMI are encouraged to attend this one-of-a-kind event during which several presentations will cover aspects of molecular plant-microbe interactions. Visit the ICPP2018 website to see a list of Keynote Sessions and Plenary Sessions.
Featured MPMI Presentation:
Wednesday, August 1
Keynote Session II: Novel Approaches to Controlling Insect-Vectored Plant Diseases
Organizer and Chair: Saskia A. Hogenhout, John Innes Centre, U.K.
Invited Speakers and Presentations:
Utilize Effector Targets to Generate Plant Resistance to Both Phytoplasma and Insect Vectors
Saskia A. Hogenhout, Department of Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre, U.K.
The Many Cell Density-Dependent Behaviors of Xylella fastidiosa: Achieving Disease Control via Pathogen Confusion
Steven Lindow, University of California, U.S.A.
Citrus Huanglongbing: What Can We Learn from Pathogen Effectors
Wenbo Ma, University of California, U.S.A.