In June 2019, the Dutch NPPO, Wageningen University and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) will organize a workshop on Synchytrium endobioticum, the causal agent of potato wart disease. The workshop brings together biologists, researchers and research assistants working on all aspects (plant-host interaction, resistance breeding, modelling, classical and molecular diagnostics, management, etc.) of Synchytrium endobioticum and the interaction with its host potato. Also, policy makers and other stakeholders with an interest in the topic are cordially invited. Feel free to distribute this announcement in your professional network.
1. expanding professional networks,
2. sharing knowledge via presentations and posters, and
3. identifying shared research needs.
Workshop attendees are encouraged to present their activities, and presentations will be grouped in three sessions:
Session 1: Disease occurrence and management (chair: to be announced)
Session 2: Understanding the pathogen (chair: Dr. Peter Bonants, biointeractions and plant health, Wageningen University)
Session 3: Host resistance and breeding (chair: Prof. Dr. Richard Visser, plant breeding, Wageningen University)
You can indicate if you prefer an oral or a poster presentation. When you select an oral presentation, you may be asked to present in a different session, or to present a poster.
Registration for the meeting is open until Friday 31 May 2019.
Costs: Attending the workshop is free, attending the optional conference dinner costs €50.
Venue: Dutch National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO-NL), Geertjesweg 15, 6706EA, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Acces the registration:
A website will be launched with additional information regarding the speakers, the program and practical information.
Should you have questions or suggestions regarding the workshop, you can send these to Bart van de Vossenberg (NPPO-NL): firstname.lastname@example.org
Bart van de Vossenberg (NPPO-NL, the Netherlands)
Theo van der Lee (WUR, the Netherlands)
Hai Nguyen (AAFC, Canada)