Presentations of international scientific conference


Presentations of international scientific conference

Gepubliceerd op
17 september 2015

At the end of the DuRPh research programme Wageningen UR has organised an international scientific conference presenting and discussing the results of DuRPh research and comparable research projects in wheat and banana. The conference 'Novel approaches to achieve durable disease resistance' was oranised on 3 September 2015 at Wageningen Campus.

The international scientific conference showed that growing crops with stacks of two or more resistance genes from closely related species, introduced into the crop via for instance genetic engineering, combined with the simultaneous introduction of resistance management, can ensure the long-term resistance of these plants to economically significant and aggressive diseases.

That combination offers opportunities to make agriculture more sustainable worldwide, for instance as part of an integrated pest management that only involves chemical means in exceptional situations and in low doses. This has been shown for potato and late blight and may translate well to other major food crops.

This web page offers you the presentations given during the international scientific meeting.

Seminar programme

(Wageningen Campus, 9.00 - 12.00 h)

Chair: Anton Haverkort (projectleider DuRPh, Wageningen UR)


Panel discussion on optimal deployment of R-genes from natural gene pools. Panel: Jack Vossen, Geert Kessel, Beat Keller, James Dale, Richard Visser. Moderator: Piet Boonekamp.

Lunch at Wageningen Campus, 12:00 - 13:30 h

Field demonstration DuRPh
(Grebbedijk, Wageningen: 14.00 - 17.00 h)

  • Introduction to the demonstration design (Geert Kessel)
  • Field visits in groups  (Geert Kessel, Ronald Hutten)
  • Discussion, drinks and bites
    - Field demonstrations as platforms to inform about novel breeding and IPM: can this be done in other countries?

    - Regulatory affairs within EU and outside
    - Societal debate: role of DuRPh and other eye catching endeavour