Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms IV
(February 19-20, 2020, Vienna, Austria)

Welcome to the 4th International Conference “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms”!

Despite that the modern crops are mainly intensive, high yield with good resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, in some regions up to 30% yield are lost every year because of diseases or other stresses. Biotic Stress occurs as a result of damage done to plants by other living organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, beneficial and harmful insects, weeds, and cultivated or native plants. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms of resistance to plant biotic stress and plant diseases is one of the hottest areas of modern plant science.

The 4th International Conference “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms” to be held on February 19-20, 2020, in Vienna, Austria will discuss the most recent advances in understanding and combating plant biotic stress and resistance mechanisms and to define new frontiers in this field.

Vienna is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube River, and considered as one of the most important economic, cultural and touristic large cities of central Europe. Apart from providing top science, the Conference will capture the spirit of the city thanks to the central location of the venue offering a multitude of cultural events.

This two-days event will provide leading academy and industry scientists a platform to communicate recent advances in “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms”, and an opportunity to establish multilateral collaboration.

The 4th International Conference “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms” will cover the following research topics:

  • Plant Immunity & Systemic Acquired Resistance
  • Host-Parasite Interaction
  • Plant-Pathogen Effectors
  • Elicitors in Plant Biotic Stress Tolerance
  • Hormones & Signaling in Plant Biotic Stress
  • «Omics» of Biotic Stress Tolerance
  • Genome Editing & Engineering of Plant Biotic Stress

 Among the invited speakers are internationally known names such as*:

Frank Takken (The Netherlands), Beat Keller (Switzerland), Pamela C. Ronald (USA), Jürgen Zeier (Germany), Dan Kliebenstein (USA), Frank L.W. Takken (The Netherlands), A.F.J.M. (Guido) van den Ackerveken (The Netherlands), VGAA (Vivianne) Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands), Cyril Zipfel (UK), Susan R. McCouch (USA), Hailing Jin (USA) and others.

*The list of invited speakers has yet to be confirmed.

Approximately 350 participants are expected to attend this exciting scientific forum including almost 40 lectures delivered by worldwide known invited speakers and young, talented speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The program combines plenary lectures, poster sessions, a unique Conference Dinner Party and sightseeing tours of Vienna.


Deadline for submission of abstracts is November 1, 2019

Early bird registration: November 15, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna on February 19-20, 2020

Prof. Frank Takken (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Conference Co-Chair)

Prof. Alisher Touraev (VISCEA, Austria, Local Organizer)