Joint BSPP-BMS 2017 Meeting

Nottingham, England
Monday, 11 September 2017
Joint BSPP-BMS 2017 Meeting
Monday, 11 September 2017 13:00 -
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:00

University of Nottingham: Jubilee Campus
Jubilee Campus
United Kingdom

Map and Directions

The BSPP and The BMS have joined forces to present this year's meeting:
Fungal Control and Exploitation.  
Members of either Society are eligible for the discounted member rate and student members of either Society can take advantage of the subsidised rate.

Talks start after lunch on Monday 11th September.  Confirmed speakers:

Axel Brakhage (Jena); Melanin-dependent pathogenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus

Al Brown (Aberdeen); Candida albicans is a moving target for the immune system as it adapts to host signals

Mike Bromley (Manchester); TBC

Ronald De Vries (Utrecht); Diversity in plant biomass degradation approaches of fungi

Alan Gange (Royal Holloway); Exploiting unspecialised endophytes for biological control of insects and plants

Lise Nistrup Jorgensen (Aarhus); Why does IPM not lead to more reductions in fungicides?

Karl-Heinz Kogel (Giessen); The Agronomic Potential of Gene Silencing Application

Mark Lynas (Author and Environmentalist); Anti-science and post-truth: why we got it so wrong about GMOs

Vera Meyer (Berlin); Moving from descriptive to predictive biology: Rational rewiring of the cell factory Aspergillus niger

Bruce McDonald (ETHZ Switzerland); Using population genomics to determine the genetic basis of pathogen adaptation in agro-ecosystems

Richard Michelmore (UC Davis); The impact of new technologies on strategies to increase the durability of disease resistance

Richard Oliver (Curtin). Title TBC

Neil Paveley, (ADAS); Integrated deployment of host resistance and fungicides: economics, efficacy and evolution

Nick Read (Manchester). TBC

Natalia Requena (Karlsruhe). Fungal weapons to manipulate plants

Sander Schouten (Wageningen); Direct and indirect effects of fungal endophytes on plant-parasitic nematodes

Eckhard Thines (Mainz); Unravelling pyriculol biosyntehsis and its regulation in the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

Frank van den Bosch (Rothamsted); Integrated deployment of host resistance and fungicides: managing evolution of virulence and insensitivity

Vivianne Vleeshouwers; Exploiting effectors in breeding and deployment of R genes in potato

Regsitration Deadline 31st July

Nottingham is right in the centre of the country and well connected to all other major cities by the train network. 
Regular services operate between Nottingham and London St Pancras (from 1 hours 45 mins), Birmingham (1 hour 15 mins), Leeds (2 hours), Manchester (2 hours), or Sheffield (1 hour).  
Jubilee campus is approx. 2 miles from Nottingham train station a 40 min walk or a short bus ride.  There are no buses direct from Nottingham Train Station to the Jubilee Campus. There are however buses from Nottingham Bus Station in the Victoria Centre. This is approximately a 16 minute walk across the city centre from the train station or you can use the tram or free Centrelink bus to get around the city Centre.  The Pink Line buses numbers 28 and 30 both stop outside Jubilee Campus on Wollaton Road and also serve the main halls of residence along Ilkeston Road.

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Payment Instructions

  • If paying by Bank Transfer please contact  Moira Hart for details of the BSPP account details.  Your place is not confirmed at the conference until you have transferred the funds.  Please note that  the account details changed in 2017 and previous account numbers are NOT valid. Refunds can be processed before 31st July with a £25 admin charge.
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