- Disease Epidemiology and Pathogen Ecology;
- Disease Emergence and Pathogen Evolution;
- Disease Control and Prevention;
- New Tools in Disease Diagnostics and Pathogen Identification;
- Molecular Plant – Bacteria and Insect Interactions;
- Bacterial Pathogens and the Phytobiome;
- Natural and Engineered Plant Disease Resistance;
- Nanotechnology in the Disease Control; and
- Plant-bacteria interactions in the vascular system: Xylem/ phloem dwellers (planned EuroXanth COST Session).
In addition, a round table on Seed-Borne and Seed-Transmitted prokaryotes is planned.
- Gabriele Berg, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria
- Nico Horn, European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)
- Kostas Konstantinidis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Steven E. Lindow, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Emilio Montesinos, University of Girona, Girona, Spain
- Cindy Morris, Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement, Avignon, France
- Neha Potnis, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
- George W. Sundin, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
- Cyril Zipfel, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
- Up to a maximum of EUR 2 500 in total can be afforded to each successful applicant;
- Up to a maximum of EUR 160 per day can be afforded for accommodation and meal expenses;
- Up to a maximum of EUR 500 can be claimed for the conference fees to be incurred by the selected Grantee.
 An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).
 Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (countries in red did not join the EuroXanth COST Action yet and are therefore not eligible for support by this COST Action).