Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms III

 (July 2-3, 2018, Vienna, Austria)

July 2 (Monday)
08.00 – 17.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Welcome address by Alisher Touraev (Local Chair, VISCEA, Austria)
Welcome address by Frank Takken (Conference Chair, The Netherlands)  Confirmed
09.20 – 10.20 (+10) Chair of Key Note Lecture: Frank Takken (The Netherlands) Confirmed
Keynote Lecture:  Beat Keller (Switzerland): Resistance: Double Gain with One Gene   To Be Confirmed
10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Session I:  Plant Immunity & Systemic Acquired Resistance
Chairs To Be Announced
11.00 – 11.20 (+5)  Pamela C. Ronald (USA): Innate Immunity, Stress Tolerance, Science and Society, Food, Farming and Genetics   To Be Confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5) Jürgen Zeier (Germany): Regulatory and Functional Aspects of Indolic Metabolism in Plant Systemic Acquired Resistance    To Be Confirmed
11.50 – 12.05 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
12.10 – 12.25 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
12.30 – 14.00  Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30  Session II:  Host-Parasite Interaction
Chairs To Be Announced
14.00 – 14.20 (+5)  Dan Kliebenstein (USA): Quantitative Resistance: More than Just Perception of a Pathogen   To Be Confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5)  Frank L.W. Takken (The Netherlands): Involvement of Salicylic Acid, Ethylene and Jasmonic Acid Signalling Pathways in the Susceptibility of Tomato to Fusarium Oxysporum   Confirmed
14.50 – 15.05 (+5)   Selected talk from the abstracts
15.10 – 15.25 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break 
16.00 -17.30  Session III:  Plant-Pathogen Effectors
Chairs To Be Announced
16.00 – 16.20 (+5)  A.F.J.M. (Guido) van den Ackerveken (The Netherlands): Seeing is Believing: Imaging the Delivery of Pathogen Effectors during Plant Infection   To Be Confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5)  To Be Announced
16.50 – 17.05 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
17.10 – 17.25 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
17.30 – 19.00  Poster Session (all numbers)
19.00 – 22.00  Conference Dinner Party
-Traditional Austrian food and wine, located in one of Vienna’s famous Restaurants
-Cost: 50,- EUR
  July 3 (Tuesday)
08.00 – 17.00  Registration 
09.00 – 10.30  Session IV: Elicitors in Plant Biotic Stress Tolerance
Chairs  To Be Announced
09.00 – 09.20 (+5)  VGAA (Vivianne) Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands): Elicitin Recognition Confers Enhanced Resistance to Phytophthora Infestans in Potato  To Be Confirmed
09.25 – 09.45 (+5)  To Be Announced
09.50 – 10.05 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
10.10 – 10.25 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
10.30 – 11.00  Coffee break 
11.00 – 12.30  Session V:  Hormones & Signaling in Plant Biotic Stress
Chairs  To Be Announced
11.00 – 11.20 (+5)  Cyril Zipfel (UK): Function, Discovery, and Exploitation of Plant Pattern Recognition Receptors for Broad-Spectrum Disease Resistance  To Be Confirmed
11.25 – 11.45 (+5)  To Be Announced
11.50 – 12.05 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
12.10 – 12.25 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
12.30 – 14.00  Lunch + Poster Session (all numbers)
14.00 – 15.30  Session VI:  «Omics» of Biotic Stress Tolerance
Chairs  To Be Announced
14.00 – 14.20 (+5) Susan R. McCouch (USA): Redefining ‘Stress Resistance Genes’, and Why it Matters  To Be Confirmed
14.25 – 14.45 (+5)  To Be Announced
14.50 – 15.05 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
15.10 – 15.25 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break 
16.00 – 17.30  Session VII:  Genome Editing & Biotechnology of Biotic Stress
Chairs  To Be Announced
16.00 – 16.20 (+5)  Hailing Jin (USA): Spray-Induced Gene Silencing: a Powerful Innovative Strategy for Crop Protection  To Be Confirmed
16.25 – 16.45 (+5)  To Be Announced
16.50 – 17.05 (+5)  Selected talk from the abstracts
17.10 – 17.25 (+5) Selected talk from the abstracts
17.30 – 19.00 Closing Ceremony, Conference Photo