IS MPMI 2019 – Programme Updates


The programme for the MPMI 2019 meeting is starting to take shape. The local organising committee are planning a vibrant meeting including the following sessions:
  • Molecular recognition in Plant Immunity
  • Microbial Manipulation of the Host
  • Emerging and Re-emerging systems
  • Population Biology (Ecology, Genomics)
  • Apoplastic interactions
  • The roles of extracellular vesicles in intercellular and interkingdom communication
  • Cell Biology of Host-microbe interactions
  • Symbiosis & Mutualism
  • Comparative mutualist and pathogen studies
  • How the environment impacts microbial infection
  • Microbiome and Phytobiome
  • Post-translational modifications and their control of immunity
  • Invertebrate (nematode/insect)-plant interactions
  • Systems biology and modelling plant-microbe interactions
  • Synthetic biology and immunity
  • The role of organelles and interorganellular communication
  • Host-Microbe Co-evolution
  • Long-distance/systemic signalling
  • Translational Research: developing world needs

Opening Speaker

Jonathan Jones (The Sainsbury Laboratory)

Closing Speaker

Xinnian Dong (Duke University)  

Plenary Speakers

In addition, the following plenary speakers have been confirmed for the meeting:
  • Petra Boevink (The James Hutton Institute)
  • Sérgio H. Brommonschenkel (Universidade Federal de Vicosa)
  • Jijie Chai (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research)
  • Gunther Doehlemann (University of Cologne)
  • Caixia Gao (Institute of Genetics and Devlopmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Nico Geldner (University of Lausanne)
  • Hui-Shan Guo (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Caroline Gutjahr (Ludwig Maximilans Universitat Munchen)
  • Maria Harrison (Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University)
  • Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory)
  • Rosa Lozano-Duran (Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology)
  • Xin Li (University of British Columbia)
  • Peter Nagy (University of Kentucky)
  • Jane Parker (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research)
  • Philippe Reymond (Universite de Lausanne)
  • Libo Shan (Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnologies, Texas A&M University)
  • Ken Shirasu (Riken)
  • Nick Talbot (The Sainsbury Laboratory)
  • Ryohei Terauchi (Kyoto University)
  • Bart Thomma (Wageningen University)
  • Julia Vorholt (ETH Zurich)
  • Maria Eugenia Zanetti (Universidad Nacional de La Plata)
  • Jian-Min Zhou (Center for Genome Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Satellite Meetings

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