Symposium Plant-fungus interactions

On the occasion of the farewell address of Pierre J.G.M. de Wit, Professor of Phytopathology, Wageningen University organises the symposium ‘Plant-fungus interactions’ on Thursday 5 June 2014 in Wageningen. The symposium includes presentations by scientists from Australia and the UK.

Organised by Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University

Thu 5 June 2014 16:00 to 18:00

Venue Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen

Pierre de Wit and his group have been working at the forefront of the introduction and use of molecular techniques for the study of plant – pathogen interactions. In that, he collaborated with many renown scientific groups around the globe. The symposium Plant-fungus interactions presents some of the results of this approach and gives insight into some of future developments in this field.

The symposium closes with the farewell address of Pierre J.G.M. de Wit at 16:00.

Programme symposium
10.00 Welcom (coffee/tea)
10.30 Dr. R.P. Oliver, John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Curtin University, Perth, Australia 'Of mice and men, biotrophs and necrotrophs'
11.15 Dr. N.J. Talbot, Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of Exeter, UK 'Having a blast - exploring the biology of plant infection by Magnaporthe oryzae'
12.00 Lunch in foyer Auditorium
13.30 Dr. J.D.G. Jones (FRS), Professor of Molecular Genetics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 'The three Rs; Recognition, Reconfiguration and Response'
14.15 Dr. M.H.A.J. Joosten, associate professor Wageningen University, Wageningen, NL 'The Cladosporium fulvum - tomato interaction; a model system that is still going strong'
15.00 Coffea/tea break
16.00 Prof. dr. ir. Pierrre J.G.M. de Wit, Farewell address 'Fungal plant pathogens and the plant immune system'
17.00-19.00 Reception


At this moment registration is only possible via telephone: Mrs. Ali Ormel, Phytopathology, 0317-483410.