Invited 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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