Taking MPMI Discoveries to the Field​​​​​​​​​


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. US Central Time Zone

$49 for IS-MPMI Members

$89 for Nonmembers

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Translational Science Workshop: Taking MPMI Discoveries to the Field

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Moderators: Mary Beth Mudgett, IS-MPMI President; Jeanne Harris, Editor-in-Chief, MPMI Journal; Dennis Halterman, IS-MPMI Interactions

  • Uncovering complex traits for broad-spectrum disease resistance
    • Jan Leach – Colorado State University
  • Engineering durable resistance in crops
    • Brian Staskawicz – Innovative Genomics Institute, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • Busting the rusts with resistance gene stacks in wheat
    • Brian Steffenson – University of Minnesota
  • Molecular mimicry modulates plant host responses to pathogens
    • Pamela Ronald – University of California, Davis 

In celebration of the 2020 International Year of Plant Health, the International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (IS-MPMI) is hosting this workshop to bring together scientists who are taking molecular advances in plant science and translating these discoveries to develop disease resistant crops that will impact global food security. The meeting will highlight technical advances, progress in the field, and challenges for bridging the foundational research – translation gap. The goal of this meeting is to capitalize on the expertise of the IS-MPMI community by exchanging ideas and strategies to bridge this gap to promote plant health around the world. The format will include presentations by MPMI scientists that are successfully bridging this gap (see program) and round table discussions. We encourage broad participation of students, post-doctoral scholars, principle investigators and policy makers to provide diverse perspectives.