2018 – Brief program below

  • Monday, April 9 – Registration/Welcome, Session 1, Keynotes, Sessions 2 & 3, Evening reception/poster session
  • Tuesday, April 10 – Excursion/free time, Conference dinner
  • Wednesday, April 11 – Sessions 4-7, Evening Reception/Poster session
  • Thursday, April 12 – Sessions 8 &9, depart

The oral program only is below or in pdf format (click here). The full program with oral and poster abstracts in pdf format (click here).

For the poster presentations, there is sufficient space for authors to present both evenings. Poster size should be limited to a maximum of 90 cm wide x 120 cm long.

PROGRAM 2018  
Monday, April 9, 2018
8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:05Welcome
9:05 - 10:25Oomycete biology, populations, and evolution IChair: Audrey Ah-Fong and Kai Tao
9:05 - 9:20Cellular signaling and cytoskeleton dynamics in
Francine Govers
9:25 - 9:40Biochemical and genetic analyses of the oomycete Pythium insidiosum provide new insights into clinical identification, pathogenicity, and evolution of metabolism-related traitsTheerapong Krajaejun
9:45 - 10:00Mating type change in Phytophthora infestans regulated by histone deacetylasesLi-Yun Guo
10:05 - 10:20Ecology and evolution of oomycete communities in response to soybean seed treatmentsZachary A. Noel
10:25 - 11:00Group Photo and Break
11:00 - 12:20Keynote SpeechesChair: Francine Govers
11:00-11:35Exploring fungal DNA Virus to control crop diseases, challenge and opportunityDaohong Jiang
11:40-12:15Omics in Plant BreedingSanwen Huang
2:00 - 3:40Effectors IChair: Petra Boevink and Kelsey Wood
2:00 - 2:15Dissecting the transcriptional plasticity of P. sojaeBrett Tyler
2:20 - 2:35Identification of Plasmopara viticola candidate RXLR effector repertoire in Nicotiana benthamianaJiang Lu
2:40 - 2:55How are effectors secreted and delivered to the host?Shumei Wang
3:00 - 3:15Plant recognition of Phytophthora GH12 MAMPsYan Wang
3:20 - 3:35Five new structures extend understanding of RxLR effectorLi Zhao
3:40 - 4:10Break
4:10 - 6:10Genomics IChair: Paul Birch and Diya Sen
4:10 - 4:25Towards the identification of effectors and secondary metabolites involved in oomycete-oomycete interactions and mycoparasitism using comparative genomicsLaura Grenville-Briggs
4:30 - 4:45Comparative genomics of four species of PeronosclerosporaKyle Fletcher
4:50 - 5:05What role does Phytophthora kernoviae play in New Zealand forests?Rebecca McDougal
5:10 - 5:25Land-use affects the growth and gene expression of Phytophthora agathidicidaPreeti Panda
5:30 - 5:45Transcriptional regulation of Phytophthora sojae effectors for successful infectionWenwu Ye
5:50 - 6:05Genome sequence of Plasmopara viticola reveals effector repertoire and pathogenicity mechanismsLing Yin
6:10 - 7:30Dinner
7:30 - 10:00Reception/Poster Session
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
9:00 - 5:00Excursion/free time
6:00 - 7:30Conference Dinner
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
8:30 - 9:50Host Interactions and Resistance Mechanisms IChair: Jun Zhao and Veronica Ancona
8:30 - 8:45Phytophthora palmivora establishes tissue-specific intracellular infection structures in the earliest divergent land plant lineageSebastian Schornack
8:50 - 9:05A pathogen suppressor of an NLR immune networkLida Derevnina
9:10 - 9:25A plant pathogen effector utilizes host susceptibility factor NRL1 to degrade the immune regulator SWAP70Qin He
9:30 - 9:45A potato STRUBBELIG-RECEPTOR FAMILY gene StLRPK1 involves in plant immunity by association with StSERK3/BAK1Haixia Wang
9:50 - 10:20Break
10:20 - 12:00Effectors IIChair: Suomong Dong and Lida Derevnina
10:20 - 10:35Phytophthora infestans RXLR Effector Pi22926 suppresses plant immunity by targeting the host MAP3KI╬▓ to manipulate MAP3K signalling pathwayZhendong Tian
10:40 - 10:55Biochemical basis of an RXLR-WY effector suppression of an NLR networkJessica Upson
11:00 - 11:15Characterization of host-recognized WY domain effectors from Bremia lactucae that lack the canonical RxLR motifKelsey Wood
11:20 - 11:35Functional analysis of an effector PcRxLR101 in Phytophthora capsiciJing Li
11:40 - 12:00A potato chloroplast kinase is required for Rpi-vnt1 mediated immunity against late blight pathogenChuyun Gao
12:00 - 2:00Lunch
2:00 - 3:20Oomycete biology, populations, and evolution IIChair: Daolong Dou and Theerapong Krajaejun
2:00 - 2:15Molecular genetics of the oomycete pathogen of lettuce, Bremia lactucae Lin Zhang
2:20 - 2:35Structure determination of three enzymes from Phytopthora capsiciWeiwei Song
2:40 - 2:55Profiling of the Phytophthora epigenomesHan Chen
3:00 - 3:15Immunity triggered by the small cysteine rich effector PC2 from Phytophthora infestans requires proteolytic cleavage by the host protease P69BShuaishuai Wang
3:20 - 3:50Break
3:50 - 5:30Genomics IIChair: Sucheta Tripathy and Wenwu Ye
3:50 - 4:05New insights into pathogenicity of the emerging tropical pathogen: Phytophthora colocasiae on taroDiya Sen
4:10 - 4:25Mutations in oxysterol binding protein-related protein conferring oxathiapiprolin resistance confirmed using CRISPR/Cas9 in Phytophthora capsici and P. sojaeJianqiang Miao
4:30 - 4:45Detection of multiple oomycetes in metagenomic data by using E-probe Detection of Nucleic Analysis (EDNA)Maria Fernanda Proano
4:50 - 5:05EumicrobeDBLiteV11: a lightweight genomic resource and analytic platform for draft oomycete genomesArijit Panda
5:10 - 5:25Diploid genome assembly works better when Pacbio long reads are supplemented with Illumina reads: P. ramorum assembly a case studyMathu Malar C
5:30 - 6:20Committee meeting
6:30 - 7:30Dinner
7:30 - 10:00Reception/Poster session
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
8:30 - 9:50Host Interactions and Resistance Mechanisms IIChair: Rebecca McDougal and Qin He
8:30 - 8:45Synergistic anti-oomycete effect of melatonin with a biofungicide against oomycetic blank shank diseaseMaozhi Ren
8:50 - 9:05Phytophthora utilizes an RxLR effector to hijack the host ER stress as part of their infection strategyMaofeng Jing
9:10 - 9:25A conserved host target of oomycete Avr3a family effectors positively regulates plant resistance to PhytophthoraRuirui Feng
9:30 - 9:45NbMORF8 encoding protein localized in mitochondria and chloroplasts negatively regulates plant immunity to Phytophthora pathogensYang Yang
9:50 - 10:20Break
10:20 - 11:40Effectors IIIChair: Jiang Lu and Biao Gu
10:20 - 10:35The evolutionary conserved Phytophthora effector RxLR24 interferes with the secretion of antimicrobial compoundsIga Tomczynska
10:40 - 10:55Structure and function analysis of RxLR effector PcRxLR145 of Phytophthora capsiciLiying Wang
11:00 - 11:15The Phytophthora sojae essential effector Avh238 targets soybean GmACSs to suppress ethylene biosynthesis and promote infectionBoYang
11:20 - 11:35Host mRNA methylation pathway, a new target for Phytophthora effector proteins? Jie Huang
11:40 -12:00Closing remarks
12:00 -2:00Lunch/Adjourn

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