Annual Conference of the COST Action EuroXanth

We are delighted to inform you that the EuroXanth COST Action will hold its 1st Annual Conference on “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in Europe” in Coimbra, Portugal, from 13 to 15 December 2017. The conference will welcome 70 to 80 participants and will serve as a platform to exchange knowledge and share technical knowhow with respect to members of the Xanthomonadaceae family.

The conference will address topics of all four Working Groups:

WG 1: Diagnostics & Diversity – Population Structure
WG 2: Pathogen Biology
WG 3: Genetic Resistance – Host Defence
WG 4:Disease Management – Vector Control

We aim at an equal representation of these four topics.

The conference will be organized by Prof Joana Cardoso Costa (Instituto Pedro Nunes & Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal) and her colleagues António Portugal, Eva Garcia and Aitana Ares and will be held at TecBIS.

The Scientific Committee of the conference is composed as follows:

Name Role Country Working group
KOEBNIK, Ralf Chair FR WG2
CATARA, Vittoria Vice Chair IT WG3
COSTA, Joana WG1 Leader PT WG1
SKANDALIS, Nicholas WG1 Vice Leader GR WG1
POTHIER, Joël WG2 Leader CH WG2
BOCH, Jens WG3 Leader DE WG3
STEFANI, Emilio WG4 Leader IT WG4
KOVACS, Tamas WG4 Vice Leader HU WG4
TÁVARES, Fernando MC Member PT WG1
CRUZ, Leonor Participant PT WG2

The call for abstracts is now open. If you wish to attend this conference, please complete the online application form and submit an abstract of your contribution (including title, authors, authors’ affiliation, maximum 250-word summary). Candidate participants from companies can alternatively upload a short letter outlining their interest in the Conference.

The deadline for applications is September 24, 2017. All applications will go through selection by the Scientific Committee and successful applicants will be made aware of the decision at latest four weeks after closure of the call. Since the places at the meeting are limited we want to emphasize that the online form is only an application for registration. Completing the form does NOT mean that you are allocated a place at the conference. Please do not make any travel bookings until you have received confirmation that your application to attend the conference has been approved.

Successful applicants will be eligible for reimbursement by the EuroXanth COST Action. Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs will all be reimbursed, in line with the COST Travel Reimbursement Rules and according to the limits defined by the Management Committee. We specifically ask Early Career Investigators and colleagues from Inclusiveness Target Countries to apply for participation and reimbursement.

Participation is also possible at your own expenses and would come at a cost of approx. 85 € for registration to the conference, your personal copy of the abstract book and other conference material, refreshments during breaks and three lunches.

With kind regards,

Ralf Koebnik, Chair of the COST Action
Joana Cardoso Costa, Chair of Local Organising Committee
Audrey Canado-Janjon, Grant Holder Administrator

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