2017 Program – Click Here for the meeting program and abstract book in PDF format. Below is a general overview
- Saturday, March 11, 2018 – Arrival, Welcoming Dinner 6 PM
- Sunday, March 12 – Registration, Oral presentations, Evening Poster session (odd numbers)
- Monday, March 13 – Oral presentations, Evening Poster session (even numbers)
- Tuesday, March 14 – Oral presentations, Convene at noon, lunch and Depart
- Please note: Oral presentations will be in Fred Farr Forum. Poster sessions will be in Kiln Hall. All meals will be in Crocker Dining Hall. The conference dinner on Monday evening will be in Seascape banquet room located in the right rear of Crocker. See map for building locations (pdf format).
- Click Here for instructions for oral and poster presentation.
Finalized program below and in pdf format (click here). Use the search form to find a specific author or topic.
|12:20 - 2:00||Lunch/Adjourn|
|Sunday, March 12th, 2017|
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 - 9:05||Welcome|
|9:05 - 10:25||Genomics I||Chair: Alamgir Rahman|
|9:05 - 9:20||Prediction and characterization of WY-domain effectors in downy mildews||Kelsey Wood|
|9:25 - 9:40||CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful new tool for genetic studies of oomycete pathogens||Yufeng ‘Francis’ Fang|
|9:45 - 10:00||Systematic approach for development of markers for plant pathogenic oomycetes||Frank Martin|
|10:05 - 10:20||Identification of effectors and structural variants in the improved genome assemblies of Phytophthora ramorum isolates using novel bioinformatics pipelines||Takao Kasuga (Mathu Malar unable to attend)|
|10:25 - 10:50||Break|
|10:50 - 12:00||Keynote Speech||Chair: Lina Quesada and Aurelien Tartar|
|Comparative genome evolution in fungi, from populations to phyla||Jason Staijich|
|12:00 - 2:00||Lunch|
|2:00 - 3:20||Host interactions and resistance I||Chair: Patricia Manosalva|
|2:00 - 2:15||Phytophthora suppressor of RNA silencing 2 (PSR2) suppresses small RNA accumulation by interacting with Double-stranded RNA Binding protein 4 (DRB4) in Arabidopsis||Yi Zhai|
|2:20 - 2:35||Management of downy mildew in lima bean||Terence Mhora|
|2:40 - 2:55||Phytophthora infestans produces small phospholipase D-like proteins that elicit plant cell death and promote virulence||Francine Govers|
|3:00 - 3:15||Plant recognition of a novel Phytophthora PAMP XEG1||Yan Wang|
|3:20 - 3:50||Break|
|3:50 - 5:10||Effectors I||Chair: Joël Klein|
|3:50 - 4:05||A Phytophthora palmivora cystatin-like protease inhibitor targets papain to contribute to virulence on papaya||Miaoying Tian|
|4:10 - 4:25||An effector-targeted susceptibility factor mediates degradation of an immunity-associated vesicle trafficking regulator SWAP70||Qin He|
|4:30 - 4:45||Downy mildew conserved RXLR effectors drive the discovery of sunflower broad-spectrum resistance||Laurence Godiard|
|4:50 - 5:05||Phytophthora effectors suppress plant immunity by interfering with the Ca2+-signaling pathway||Gul Shad Ali|
|5:10 - 5:25||FungiDB: new, cool, and under-utilized features for the oomycete|
|5:30 - 5:55||Discussion on future research and funding opportunities|
|6:00 - 7:30||Dinner|
|7:30 - 10:00||Reception/Poster session (odd numbers)|
|Monday, March 13th, 2017|
|9:00 - 10:20||Genomics II||Chair: Kelsey Wood|
|9:00 - 9:15||Comparative genomics to assess mycoparasitism and pathogenicity in the oomycetes||Laura Grenville-Briggs|
|9:20 - 9:35||Using comparative genomics to develop biosurveillance tools for the cucurbit downy mildew pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis||Alamgir Rahman|
|9:40 - 9:55||Target enrichment sequencing of Phytophthora species enables massively parallel diagnostic analysis of known avirulence genes and revised genome annotation of Phytophthora infestans RXLR effectors||Ingo Hein|
|10:00 - 10:15||Genomic investigations of heterokaryosis in the oomycete pathogen of lettuce, Bremia lactucae||Kyle Fletcher|
|10:20 - 10:50||Break|
|10:50 - 11:50||Effectors II||Chair: Miaoying Tian|
|10:50 - 11:05||A Phytophthora capsici virulent RXLR effector targets plant PP2a isoforms that confer Phytophthora blight resistance||Xiao-Ren Chen|
|11:10 - 11:25||The contribution of effectors to nonhost resistance||Hazel McLellan|
|11:30 - 11:45||Identification and monitoring of effector proteins in the spinach downy mildew pathogen Peronospora farinosa||Joël Klein|
|11:50 - 12:20||Group photo|
|12:20 - 2:00||Lunch|
|2:00 - 3:20||Host interactions and resistance II||Chair: Yi Zhai|
|2:00 - 2:15||Autophagy is a central cellular process in the interaction between the kelp Macrocystis pyrifera and Anisolpidium ectocarpii (Oomycota)||Pedro Murúa|
|2:20 - 2:35||Secreted Nep1-like proteins of oomycetes, fungi, and bacteria trigger immunity in Arabidopsis; genetic dissection of NLP-induced plant defense||Guido Van den Ackerveken|
|2:40 - 2:55||Understanding plant immunity to Phytophthora spp.: from model plants to crops||Patricia Manosalva|
|3:00 - 3:15||Utilizing host resistance for the management of the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora sojae||Colin Davis|
|3:20 - 3:50||Break|
|3:50 - 5:10||Oomycete biology, populations, and evolution I||Chair: Javier F. Tabima|
|3:50 - 4:05||Phylogeography of the tropical oomycete Phytophthora palmivora||Erica M. Goss|
|4:10 - 4:25||Diversity of Phytophthora species from natural and semi-natural ecosystems in Portugal, Chile and Vietnam||Marília Horta Jung|
|4:30 - 4:45||Live cell imaging of the cytoskeleton in Phytophthora pathogens reveals unique actin and microtubule configurations||Kiki Kots|
|4:50 - 5:05||Morphological and molecular identification of Phytophthora palmivora Butler as causal agent of black pod rot of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) from coastal Ecuador||Miriam Escós Martínez|
|5:10 - 5:55||Committee meeting|
|6:00 - 7:30||Dinner (Seascape banquet room to the right rear of Crocker)|
|7:30 - 10:00||Refreshments/Poster session (even numbers)|
|Tuesday, March 14th, 2017|
|9:00 - 10:00||Genomics III||Chair: Laura Grenville-Briggs|
|9:00 - 9:15||Genome biology, evolution and recognition of Albugo candida CCG effectors||Oliver J. Furzer|
|9:20 - 9:35||Oomycete evolution reconstructed with an automated phylogenomics pipeline using publicly available genome data from 39 taxa and three additional taxa not previously sequenced||Hai D.T. Nguyen|
|9:40 - 9:55||Updated view of genome structure, variation, and transcriptional dynamics in Phytophthora infestans based on a PacBio assembly and revised gene models||Howard Judelson|
|10:00 - 10:15||Transcriptional programming of Phytophthora sojae for organ-specific infection||Wenwu Ye|
|10:20 - 10:50||Break|
|10:50 - 11:50||Oomycete biology, populations, and evolution II||Chair: Erica M. Goss|
|10:50 - 11:05||Population dynamics of Phytophthora rubi indicate high rates of migration between states and nurseries in the Pacific Northwestern United States||Javier F. Tabima|
|11:10 - 11:25||Nothophytophthora prov. nom., a new sister genus of Phytophthora||Marília Horta Jung|
|11:30 - 11:45||Hidden diversity in the oomycete genus Olpidiopsis is a global threat to red algal cultivation||Yacine Badis|
|11:50 - 12:00||Closing remarks|
- Oral presentations will be 15 minutes long (including between 3 and 5 minutes for questions).
- Provided equipment will be a laptop with MS Powerpoint 2016 and Adobe Reader, LCD projector, remote w/ laser pointer, and a microphone.
- Presenters should load and test their presentations prior to their scheduled session.
- Presenters given odd numbers will present in the Sunday evening session and even numbers will present the following Monday evening.
- Please limit your poster to 3 ft, 11 inches high x 3 ft, 11 inches wide (119.5 cm x 119.5 cm). Poster boards are 4 ft high x 8 ft wide with 2 posters per side.
- 2-sided poster tape and thumbtacks will be provided.
Past Meeting Programs:
- 2016 – Malmo, Sweden, June 14-17. Download meeting program and abstracts.
- 2015 – Asilomar, California, US, March 14-17. Download meeting program.
- 2014 – Norwich, UK, July 2-4th, Download meeting program.
- 2013 – Asilomar, California, March 10-12. Download meeting program.
- 2012 – Nanjing, P.R. China, May 26-28. Download meeting program.
- 2011- Asilomar, California, US, March 13-15. Download meeting program.
- 2010 – Toulouse, France, June 6-8. Download meeting program.