The EuroXanth COST Action will hold its 2nd Annual Conference on “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in Europe” in Halle (Saale), Germany, from 18 to 21 July 2018. This conference, which is a joint event with the 6th Xanthomonas Genomics Conference, will welcome 130 participants and will serve as a platform to share technical knowhow and to exchange knowledge about latest research on 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
The Scientific Committee of the conference is composed as follows:
|BÜTTNER, Daniela||MC Member||DE||WG2|
|BOCH, Jens||MC Member||DE||WG3 Leader|
|KÖLLIKER, Roland||MC Member||CH||WG3 Vice Leader|
|LEACH, Jan E.||MC Observer||US|
|STUDHOLME, David||MC Member||GB||WG1|
The following keynote speakers have been confirmed:
|Chuck FARAH||University of São Paulo||Brazil|
|Marie-Agnès JACQUES||Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, Beaucouzé||France|
|Jan E. LEACH||Colorado State University, Fort Collins||USA|
|Steven E. LINDOW||University of California, Berkeley||USA|
|Laurent D. NOËL||Laboratory of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Auzeville-Tolosan||France|
|Guido SESSA||Tel Aviv University||Israel|
|Ramesh SONTI||Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad||India|
|Leena TRIPATHI||International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi||Kenya|
|Renier VAN DER HOORN||University of Oxford||United Kingdom|
|Bing YANG||Iowa State University, Ames||USA|
With kind regards,
Ralf Koebnik, Chair of the COST Action
Ulla Bonas, Chair of Local Organising Committee
Audrey Canado-Janjon, Grant Holder Administrator
The conference will be held at the Leopoldina in Halle (Saale). Founded in 1652, the Leopoldina is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1,500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries.
Halle (Saale) is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt, approximately 150 km south-west of Berlin and 30 km north-west of Leipzig.
How to get to Halle (Saale)
Halle (Saale) can be reached by train either from Berlin Airport or from Leipzig/Halle Airport. To travel to Halle (Saale), please consider a 2-hours journey from Berlin Railway Station or a 30-min journey from Leipzig Railway Station. For reservations, information on train timetables and ticket prices, please visit the Deutsche Bahn website.