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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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Registration Update

At the moment we are planning to go ahead with the conference in-person, as a traditional conference. However, we are monitoring the COVID-19 risk factors as they develop and are keeping health and safety at the forefront of our planning. We are looking into options for a hybrid event with online access. We encourage you to register, and can reassure you that if you register to attend in person, but are then unable to do so, you would be able to switch to an online access ticket on request and be reimbursed the difference in cost. 

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: plantscience@frontiersin.org.

IOBC Convenor

IOBC Steering Committee Members

  • Professor Brigitte Mach-Mani, University of Neuchatel Switzerland, Brigitte.Mauch@unine.ch
  • Professor Corné Pieterse, Utrecht University Netherlands, C.M.JPieterse@uu.nl
  • Dr. Annegret Schmitt, Institut für Biologischen Pflanzenschutz, annegret.schmitt@julius-kuehn.de
  • Professor Michele Perazzolli, Research and Innovation Centre, Italy, michele.perazzolli@fmach.it
  • Liaison- Officer: Dr. Ilaria Pertot, Fondazione Edmund Mach, FEM-IASMA, Plant Protection Department, EFP Research Unit, Italy, ilaria.pertot@fmach.it

Scientific Organisers

Location

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

Language

The official conference language is English.


Topics

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

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We have extended the deadline for abstract submission until 17th February. Please submit your abstract via the link below before the deadline to be considered for a poster or oral presentation. (We are considering how posters could be presented online, more information will be communicated by email if you are selected to present). 

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

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