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7th International Bacterial Wilt Symposium
19-24 March 2023
Montevideo, Uruguay

In view of the sanitary situation associated with the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Organizing Committee of the 7th International Bacterial Wilt Symposium was regrettably forced to postpone the 7th Symposium that was planned to take place in person in March 2020 in Montevideo. While we continue to monitor the development of the pandemic, we feel confident that thanks to the vaccination schemes and sanitary measures, we are in a position to communicate the new dates of an in person congress.

It is with great excitement that we announce that the Symposium will be held on 19-24 March, 2023 in Montevideo. We remain committed to monitor the sanitary situation worldwide and will continue to keep you informed.

We are pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts via the congress website, the submission date opens on 1 September, 2022. Authors who had previously submitted abstracts are kindly requested to submit them again. In this regard, we also request registered participants to register again via the website; registration is open!

In any case, the Congress Secretariat will be in contact via email with all authors who had previously submitted abstracts and with registered participants.

We look forward to a successful in person congress next March 2023 and to reconnecting with you!

Please stay in touch through the website and newsletters or contact us at 7IBWS2023@fatum.com.uy

With sincere good wishes,

The Organizing Committee


Abstract Submission
Opens: 1 September, 2022
Closes: 30 October, 2022
Notification to authors: 2 December, 2022



Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Name Affiliation Session Title of conference
Caitilyn Allen University of Wisconsin Open lecture Contested Territory: How Ralstonia solanacearum and its hosts plants fight for control of xylem
Kalpana Sharma International Potato Center Plenary Session (1): “Diversity, structure and evolution of the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex populations” Ralstonia solanacearum species complex strains causing bacterial wilt of potato in sub-saharan Africa: an impending socio-economic disaster
Gilles Cellier Anses, Plant Health Laboratory Plenary Session (1): “Diversity, structure and evolution of the Ralstonia solanacearum species complex populations” The Ralstonia solanacearum species complex in the age of metagenomics: exploration of its molecular diversity and population structure
Alberto Macho Shangai Center for Plant Stress Biology Plenary Session (2): “Infection and virulence mechanisms (Part I)” Deciphering the activities of Ralstonia solanacearum type III effectors: beyond activation and suppression of immunity
Yasufumi Hickichi Kochi University Plenary Session (2): “Infection and virulence mechanisms (Part I)” The feedback regulation of quorum sensing of Ralstonia solanacearum strain OE1-1
Stephane Genin National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment Plenary Session (3): “Infection and virulence mechanisms (Part II)” Host adaptation and pathogenesis of Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum: mechanisms and evolution
Kenji Kai Osaka Prefecture University Plenary Session (3): “Infection and virulence mechanisms (Part II)” The phc quorum sensing system in RSSC: specificity in signal production
Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi Purdue University Plenary Session (4): “Plant responses and disease development” Getting to the root of resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum in tomato
Marc Valls Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics - University of Barcelona Plenary Session (4): “Plant responses and disease development” Restriction of Ralstonia solanacearum colonization in tomato resistant to bacterial wilt
Mauricio Rossato Universidade de Brasília Plenary Session (5): “Host resistance and crop improvement” Recent advances in the selection of potato clones resistant to bacterial wilt in Brazil
Matías González Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Plenary Session (5): “Host resistance and crop improvement”  
Marco Dalla Rizza Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria Plenary Session (5): “Host resistance and crop improvement” Experience of using the EFR receptor in potato genotypes to increase resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum
Luigi Ciampi Universidad Austral de Chile Plenary Session (6): “Innovative control strategies and integrated management”  
Kornellia Smalla Julius Kühn-Institut Plenary Session (6): “Innovative control strategies and integrated management” Potential role of rhizosphere microbiome modulation in controlling Ralstonia solanacearum caused bacterial wilt
Seon-Woo Lee Dong-A University Plenary Session (7): “Plant-pathogen interactions within the phytobiome” Bacterial wilt resistance and root microbiome in tomato
Ville-Petri Friman University of York Plenary Session (7): “Plant-pathogen interactions within the phytobiome” Ecology and evolution of phage-bacteria interactions in the rhizosphere: consequences for microbiome functioning and control of plant disease outbreaks


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