MARCH 24TH | ONLINE
Note: Timings are in GMT.
1st Session: Plant Diseases
8:30am | Opening talk
8:45am | Dr. Elodie Vandelle (University of Verona)
"Deciphering the determinants of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae virulence on host"
9:15am | Dr. Fabio Rezzonico (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
"Tracking the dissemination of fire blight pathogen Erwinia amylovora in Europe and in Central Asia using CRISPR spacer sequences"
9:45am | Dr. Francesco Spinelli (University of Bologna)
"Volatile organic compounds in plant-pathogen interactions: their biological roles and technological application"
10:15am | Break
10:30am | Dr. Hernâni Gerós (University of Minho)
"Flavescence Dorée-Derived Leaf Yellowing in Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) Is Associated to a General Repression of Isoprenoid Biosynthetic Pathways"
11:00am | Dr. Cátia Teixeira (University of Porto)
"Harnessing the potential of spider venom peptides to control plant pests"
11:30am | E-Poster Pitch 1
11:50am | Oral presentations 1
12:20pm | General discussion
12:40pm | Lunch break
2nd Session: Plant Pests
2:00pm | Dr. Rocío Escobar-Bravo (University of Bern)
"Plant-mediated facilitation of leafminer metamorphosis in the soil"
2:30pm | Dr. Salvatore Arpaia (ENEA)
"The use of RNAi in plants as a tool for pest and disease management"
3:00pm | Dr. José Melo-Ferreira (University of Porto)
"Using population genomics to understand biological invasions: Drosophila suzukii as case study"
3:30pm | Break
3:40pm | E-Poster Pitch 2
4:00pm | Oral presentations 2
4:30pm | General discussion
4:45pm | Dr. Marie Dufresne (Paris-Saclay University)
"Trichoderma sp. as a biocontrol agent for Fusarium Head Blight of cereals: from the lab to the field"
5:15pm | Dr. Adela Sánchez-Moreiras (University of Vigo)
"Plants vs. plants: how to get advantage of secondary metabolites for weed control"
5:45pm | Closing talk