2nd Announcement – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS –

3rd Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium

 Madrid. Spain. June 4-8, 2017

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Early-bird Registration: July 5th – December 15th, 2016
  • Call for Abstracts: September 1st, 2016 – February 1st, 2017
  • Late Registration: December 16th, 2016 – 30th, May, 2017


CientificaHemipterans are probably the most damaging agricultural pests worldwide not only as direct pests but also most importantly as vectors of plant pathogens. This is because of their unique feeding habits, great dispersal capacity, high population growth rate and ability to adapt and explore new habitats. Consequently, Hemipterans are well known as drivers of the emergence of new and existing plant-pathogenic viral and bacterial diseases. Examples of hemipterans acting as vectors of devastating emerging diseases in agriculture in the last decade include phloem feeders such as psyllids, transmitting Candidatus Liberibacter spp. associated with citrus huanglongbing, potato zebra chip and other vegetable disorders, as well as xylem-feeders such as sharpshoorters and spittlebugs, transmitting Xylella fastidiosa to vineyards in the USA or to olives in Italy. In addition, whiteflies and aphids cause year after year serious problems as virus vectors in horticultural crops all over the world.

Hemipterans are also well known because of their high ability to develop resistance to insecticides, overcome host plant resistance genes and lack of susceptibility to most modern biotechnology-based approaches (eg. BT crops).

Consequently, an interdisciplinary discussion forum of scientists working in different aspects of Hemipteran-Plant Interactions is strongly needed to tackle existing and future threats.

The next 2017 Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium (HPIS 2017) to be held in Madrid, Spain is the 3rd of the series (1st in Piracicaba, Brazil in 2011; 2nd in Riverside, CA, USA in 2014) and will bring together entomologists with expertise in phytophagous hemipterans and their host-plant interactions, plant physiologists and molecular biologists with expertise in plant defense, plant pathologists interested in transmission of plant pathogens, plant breeders and crop management specialists interested in pest and disease control.

Presentations will be organized in cohesive sections covering a broad range of studies from basic aspects of systematics and plant-insect-pathogen interactions to more applied approaches focused on management of Hemipteran pests/plant diseases.


The symposium will cover the following sections:

  1. Hemipteran Systematics & Genomics
  2. Xylem Feeders
  3. Phloem & Mesophyll Feeders
  4. Hemiptera-Plant Pathogen Interactions
  5. Insect-Plant Dialog
  6. Hemiptera-symbiont interactions
  7. Pest/Disease Management

Each section will include a keynote presentation by an internationally renown researcher.  Each section also will include submitted oral and poster presentations by participants.

In addition, a 3-day satellite Workshop on Feeding Behaviour of Piercing Sucking Insects will be held just after the Symposium (June 8-10).

The HPIS 2017 will give participants a lifetime’s opportunity to enjoy the historic cities of Toledo and Segovia, as they are within a 1h-drive from Madrid city.

Preliminary Program is already available but more details will be coming soon in future announcements.


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Please forward this to anyone whom you think may be interested and hope to see you in Madrid in June, 2017.


The Scientific Committee:

The Local Organizing Committee

  • Alberto Fereres, CSIC, Madrid, Spain. (a.fereres@csic.es)
  • Aranzazu Moreno, CSIC, Madrid, Spain (amoreno@ica.csic.es)
  • Elisa Garzo, CSIC, Madrid, Spain (elisa.garzo@ica.csic.es)
  • Maria Plaza, CSIC, Madrid, Spain (mariap@ica.csic.es)

 

1st Announcement

HPIS+CSIC

3RD HEMIPTERAN-PLANT INTERACTIONS SYMPOSIUM

From sub-cellular hemipteran-host plant-pathogen interactions to pest/disease management

4-8 JUNE, 2017

MADRID, SPAIN

 

Cientifica


  • The 2017 Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium (HPIS 2017) is the 3rd of the series that will bring together researchers who study phytophagous piercing-sucking insects, their complex interactions with their host plants, and plant pathogens.
  • Previous Symposia were held in Piracicaba, Brazil (2011) and Riverside, USA (2014). The next one will be held at CSICMadrid in June, 4-8, 2017.
  • The next Symposium will facilitate an exchange of ideas and foster collaborations by having all sessions interdisciplinary: molecular and applied biologists /entomologists/ plant pathologists/ plant physiologists/ plant breeders/  plant ecologists will give presentations in the same sections, thus forming a cohesive connection between hemipteran-host plant-pathogen interactions to management of pests/plant diseases
  • In addition we will have a Symposium Workshop on “Feeding Behavior of Piercing Sucking Insects”
  • The HPIS 2017 will give participants a lifetime’s opportunity to enjoy the historic cities of Toledo and Segovia, as they are within a 1h-drive from Madrid city.

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TENTATIVE TOPICS

  1. Xylem-feeders
  2. Phloem-feeders
  3. Other modes of piercing-sucking feeding
  4. Hemiptera-Plant Pathogen interactions
  5. Plant responses to Hemiptera
  6. Hemiptera-symbiont interactions
  7. Pest/Disease management

Expression of interest


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Expression of interest: May – December, 2015
  • Second Circular: December, 2015
  • Early-bird Registration and Call for Abstracts: July 2016 – January 2017
  • Late Registration: February – May, 2017

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