Fourth Annual Conference in Belgrade – Call for Applications

We are delighted to inform you that the call for application for the 4th Annual Conference on “Integrating science on Xanthomonadaceae for integrated plant disease management in Europe” in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, is now open. More information about the conference can be found at the COST Action’s website at https://euroxanth.eu/events/annual-conferences/annual-conference-2021.

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

Keynote speakers:

Ulla BONAS Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale) Germany
Neha POTNIS Auburn University, Auburn, AL USA
Maria SAPONARI Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Bari Italy
Boris A. VINATZER Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA USA
Bing YANG University of Missouri, Columbia, MO USA

If you wish to attend this conference, please complete the online application form and submit an abstract of your contribution. Candidate participants from companies should upload a short letter outlining their interest in the conference. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2021. All applications will go through selection by the Scientific Committee; successful applicants will be informed one month after the deadline. 

The EuroXanth Core Group has discussed the opportunity to involve COST-supported participants in the drafting of Wikipedia-like profiles on certain virulence factors (e.g. type III effectors) and resistance genes. Once accepted for participation and reimbursement, applicants will be asked to work on a selected DokuWiki entry based on a literature survey and following a standardised format. The outcome of the work will be presented during the Annual Conference.

In the hope to meet you in Belgrade, we wish you a healthy, peaceful and successful year!

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