Plant-Microbe Interactions Satellite
Plant-Microbe Interactions Satellite

Plant-Microbe Interactions Satellite

31 August - 1 September 2024

Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

Convenor: Dr Carl Mesarich, Massey University

Wider organising committee:

Dr Claudia Meisrimler (University of Canterbury)
Dr Jay Jayaraman (The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research)
Dr Jo Bowen (The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research
Dr Marion Wood (The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research)
Prof. Peter Solomon (The Australian National University)
Prof. Rosie Bradshaw (Massey University)

The Plant–Microbe Interactions Satellite Meeting, which will have a molecular focus, will be held over two consecutive days on August 31 and September 1 of 2024 and will bring together leading researchers in this field from across New Zealand, Australia, and further abroad. In addition to an amazing line-up of invited and selected speakers, the meeting will incorporate a poster session on August 31 and student flash talks on September 1.

The organising committee welcomes oral and poster abstract submissions on all subject areas relating to molecular plant–microbe and microbe–microbe interactionsThese subject areas include, but are not limited to:

- Plant–pathogen interactions
- Plant–mutualistic symbiont interactions
- Plant–microbiota interactions
- Pathogen–microbiota interactions
- Beneficial symbiont–microbiota interactions
- Effector biology
- Plant immunity
- Cell biology
- Structural biology
- Genomics, population genetics, and epigenetics
- Proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics

Confirmed invited speakers (so far):
- Prof. Gitta Coaker (University of California, Davis, USA)
- Prof. Paul Birch (University of Dundee/James Hutton Institute, Scotland)
- Dr. Hanareia Ehau-Taumaunu (Plant and Food Research, New Zealand)
- Asst. Prof. Ely Oliveira-Garcia (Louisiana State University, USA)
- Prof. Matthieu Joosten and Mr. Christiaan Schol (Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands)
- Dr. Andrea Sánchez Vallet (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
- Assoc. Prof. Simon Williams (The Australian National University, Australia)
- Dr. Lay-Sun Ma (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

A more detailed programme will be available shortly. We look forward to seeing you in Queenstown!


Key Dates:
Friday 19 July, 2024
QRW Earlybird Registration Deadline
Monday 1 July, 2024
QRW Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 19 July, 2024
AWCBR Early Bird Registration.
Monday 24 June, 2024
AWCBR Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday 5 July, 2024
Major Awards Application Deadline
Friday 23 August, 2024
Registrations close
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