5th International Phytophthora, Pythium, and Related Genera Workshop

Beijing International Convention Centre, Room 311, Beijing

24-25 August, 2013

Early bird registration before April 20th, 2013: RMB 1,500
Onsite registration: RMB 2,000

Dear colleagues and friends,

We would like to inform you about the upcoming “5th Phytophthora, Pythium and related genera workshop” that will take place in Beijing, China on 24-25 August 2013, immediately prior to the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP; 25-30 August, 2013).

This is a two-day pre-congress workshop that will provide an additional platform to bring together scientists working on Oomycetes. The objective of the first day is to introduce the methodology for studying Oomycetes, in particular, Phytophthora and Pythium species (from isolation to characterization using morphological and molecular tools). The second day will cover contemporary research topics presented by invited and contributed speakers (see webpage for range of topics). During the evening there will be a poster session where all participants can present their work (these posters can be the same that will be presented during the ICPP)

Abstract Submission: Workshop April 1st 2013 and for the ICPP 28 February 2013.

For abstract submission, registration and detailed information on the workshop, please visit the congress website: http://www.icppbj2013.org/file/workshop/5thInternationalWorkshop.asp

If you are interested in contributing to the sessions (oral papers and posters), please inform the session organizers while submitting your abstracts online using the ICPP web page. Final selections for oral presentations will be made after registration has been completed.

Sessions for the second day are:
Session 1 Genomics and Oomycetes. Opportunities in comparative genomics.
Session 2 Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Oomycetes
Session 3 Emerging diseases, new technologies and management of Oomycete diseases in agricultural and natural settings
Session 4 Population biology, gene flow and hybridization.

The members of scientific committee are Drs. Yilmaz Balci (ybalci@umd.edu); David Cooke (david.cooke@hutton.ac.uk); Frank Martin (Frank.Martin@ARS.USDA.GOV) and Zhao Wenxia (zhaowenxia@caf.ac.cn) for all local arrangements.

Day 1 (August 24th)

Hands-off exercise on isolation and identification of Phytophthora and Pythium pathogens

8:00 am Opening remarks (Y. Balci, D. Cooke & F. Martin)

Morning session: Things you should now about sampling, isolation and taxonomy of Phytophthora and Pythium.

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Techniques of isolation (traditional), preservation, pathogenicity experiments and collecting the right data for species description

Tea Break 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 12:00 a.m. Making sense of morphological features and characterization of isolates using the free online key: The Phytophthora Lucid Key.

Lunch Break 12:00 -1:15 p.m.

Afternoon session: Molecular tools for identification and characterization of populations. GenBank, Phytophthora and Pythium databases.

1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Extracting DNA, preparation of sequence data, sequence search, alternative methods and pitfalls.

Tea Break 3:15 -3:30 p.m.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. More exercises combining the molecular and morphological tools.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Poster presentations (See Abstract book for list of posters)

Day 2 (August 25th)

Oral Presentations

Session 1: Genomics and Oomycetes. Opportunities in comparative genomics.

Moderator: David Cooke

8:00 ®C 8:30 a.m. °įApplication of genomics for examining effector diversity and function°Ī

David Cooke

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. °įGenomics resources for oomycetes°Ī

Brett Tyler

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. °įGenome evolution of Phytophthora infestans and related taxa°Ī

Sophien Kamoun

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. °įDe novo genome sequencing of the litchi downy blight pathogen Peronophythora litchii°Ī

Wen-wu Ye

Tea Break 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Session 2:Biodiversity, Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Oomycetes.

Moderator: Yilmaz Balci

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. °įDifferences in morphological traits among temperate and tropical species. Morphology as a tool to determine ecological adaptations°Ī

Yilmaz Balci

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. °įData mining of the global diversity, host range and distribution of Phytophthora species for predicting biosecurity threats°Ī

Peter Scott

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. °įThe flux in Oomycete taxonomy, where are we now?°Ī

Andr®¶ L®¶vesque

11:30 - 12:00 a.m. °įThe disappearance of dual names in mycology, an opportunity to fix nomenclature issues in Oomycetes°Ī & °įFormal approval of ITS as BARCODE for Oomycetes by CBOL and NCBI°Ī

Andr®¶ L®¶vesque

Lunch Break 12:00 -1:15 p.m.

Session 3:Emerging diseases, new technologies and management of Oomycete diseases in agricultural and natural settings.

Moderator: Zhao Wenxia

1:15 - 1:40 p.m. °įNew insights on managing the dieback pathogen P. cinnamomi in Australia°Įs natural ecosystem, urban settings and former mining sites°Ī

Giles Hardy

1:40 - 2:05 p.m. °įIntegrated management of Phytophthora diseases in the Tropics°Ī

David Guest

2:05 - 2:30 p.m. "New and emerging Phytophthora problems in the Tropics"

Andre Drenth

2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Visual detection of Phytophthora spp. based on Ypt1 target by Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) with hydroxynaphthol blue dye

Ting-Ting Dai, Chen-Chen Lu, Xiao-Bo Zheng, and Yuan-Chao Wang

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. °įMultiplex detection of Phytophthora using SNPs coupled to Luminex xMAP technology°Ī

Peter Bonants

Tea Break: 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Session 4: Population biology (genotypic and phenotypic characterization), gene flow and hybridization.

Moderator: Frank Martin

3:30 - 3:55 p.m. °įOomycete mitochondrial genomics°Ī

Frank Martin

3:55 - 4:20 p.m. °įMolecular epidemiology of Phytophthora°Ī

Erica Goss

4:20 - 4:35 p.m. °įLong lived genetically diverse clonal lineages of Phytophthora capsici in China°Ī

Ho Jian & Kurt Lamour

Session 5:General Session

4:30 - 4:40 p.m. °įWaterlogging affects expression of Pythium root disease on common bean°Ī (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Y.P. Li, M.P. You, T.D. Colmer, P.M. Finnegan, M.J. Barbetti

4:40 - 4:50 p.m. °įPythium as a cause of foliar blight of mature woody plants°Ī

G. Denton, S. Roy, J. Denton, S. Archer

4:50 - 5:00 p.m. Concluding remarks

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