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International Advances in Plant Virology 2019

In conjunction with EMERAMB (Local organisers Dr Laura Tomassoli and Dr Sabrina Bertin, CREA-DC)

A three day conference

at CREA-DC (Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di ricerca Difesa e Certificazion)

Roma, Italy

29 - 31 October 2019

 Summary:

Behind their apparent simplicity, plant viruses have an incredible capacity to modify their hosts’ biological processes, including control of gene expression, macromolecular trafficking and transport, basal and induced stress defence mechanisms, and many other areas of the plant physiology. On their own, plant viruses are fascinating entities, having evolved an incredible array of smart strategies to express their genes from their very compact genomes. Thus, plant viruses are excellent study subjects, providing keys and probes to analyse and dissect many aspects of the plant biology.

On a more strategic side, using very few building blocks, plant viruses produce transmission and persistence particles with amazing properties and incredible biotechnological potential. Last but not least, plant viruses cause global and regional economic and societal losses, being responsible for a significant proportion of devastating emergent and re-emergent plant diseases; development of strategies to control phytopathogenic viruses are therefore of the outmost importance. This conference is open to all researchers studying plant viruses and virus-induced diseases at any level, from molecular to ecological scale, including evolutionary aspects of plant viruses and virus-induced diseases. 

Sessions will include:

  • Molecular plant-virus interactions
  • Plant virus ecology and epidemiology
  • Resistance and control of plant virus-induced diseases
  • Biotechnological applications of plant viruses
  • Emerging plant viruses in the Mediterranean Basin

Invited speakers include:

  • Manfred Heinlein (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS),
    Institut de Biologie Moléculaire des Plantes (IBMP), Strasbourg, France)
  • Fernando García-Arenal (Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP/UPM-INIA), Madrid, Spain)
  • Kristiina Makinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Marilyne Uzest (French National Institute for Agriculture (INRA), Montpellier, France)

Please visit the "Call for Paper" page - visible in the navigation window on the right-hand side - for more details about how to submit your abstract. The deadline for call for papers is 31 March 2019.

Special Issue:

Annals of Applied Biology will be producing a special issue for papers from the International Advances in Plant Virology conference. If you would like to submit a paper to the journal related to your presentation, please submit it at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aab by 30 July 2019. On submission please indicate that your paper is a conference paper. Please note that papers will be subject to review in the normal way.

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