On the occasion of the farewell address of Prof.dr.ir 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.
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 Prof.dr.ir Pierre J.G.M. de Wit at 16:00.
|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'|
|16.00||Prof. dr. ir. Pierrre J.G.M. de Wit, Farewell address||'Fungal plant pathogens and the plant immune system'|
At this moment registration is only possible via telephone: Mrs. Ali Ormel, Phytopathology, 0317-483410.