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The Institute for Sustainable food hosts IOBC-WPRS PR-IR 2022: Priming the Future for Healthy Plants

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The Institute for Sustainable food hosts IOBC-WPRS PR-IR 2022: Priming the Future for Healthy Plants

Monday 4th - Thursday 7th April 2022

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About the Conference

We are pleased to announce the return of the PR-IR meeting, organised on behalf of the ‘Induced Resistance in Plants Against Insects and Diseases’ working group of the International Organisation for Biological Control. 

IOBC PR-IR meetings provide a specialist forum for researchers on plant responses to microbial pathogens and invertebrate herbivores to exchange information and discuss the latest ideas on induced resistance. The focus will be on fundamental science, but with a view to the potential to exploit new understanding for crop protection. The meeting will cover a broad range of topics, from the mechanisms for initial perception of pests and pathogens and signalling pathways for induced resistance, to the ways in which multitrophic interactions with microbiomes and natural enemies influence the relationships between plants and their pests and pathogens. In addition to a range of invited expert speakers there will be opportunities for delegates to present talks and posters.

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Frontiers in Plant Science to produce a Plant Induced Resistance Special Issue for this conference. More information will be shared leading up to the conference. For information please contact:

IOBC Convenor

IOBC Steering Committee Members

  • Professor Brigitte Mach-Mani, University of Neuchatel Switzerland,
  • Professor Corné Pieterse, Utrecht University Netherlands,
  • Dr. Annegret Schmitt, Institut für Biologischen Pflanzenschutz,
  • Professor Michele Perazzolli, Research and Innovation Centre, Italy,
  • Liaison- Officer: Dr. Ilaria Pertot, Fondazione Edmund Mach, FEM-IASMA, Plant Protection Department, EFP Research Unit, Italy,

Scientific Organisers


The Edge, Endcliffe Village, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3ED


The official conference language is English.


Plant Disease Phenotyping

Perception and signalling

Transcriptional control

Cell wall immunity

Epigenetic regulation

Role of soil microbiome in plant immunity

Tri-trophic interactions

Past, present and future of induced resistance research

Full conference programme

Please note for discounted registration rate at this conference become a member of IOBC here.

Please contact our conference organiser, Laura, with any enquires:

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