Daily Schedule

Sunday, March 29 (afternoon)
16:00 – 17:00 – Welcome desk and registration
17:00 – 18:00 – Opening ceremony
18:00 – 20:00 – Welcome reception

Monday, March 30
9:15 – 10:00 – Opening lecture. Caitilyn Allen – University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:00 – 10:30 – Coffee break
10:30 – 12:30 Oral Session (1): “Diversity, structure and evolution of Ralstonia solanacearum populations”
10:30 – 11:10 – Keynote lecture: Kalpana Sharma - International Potato Center (CIP), Nairobi, Kenya
11:10 – 12:00 – Selected talks from abstracts
12:00 – 12:30 – Closing lecture: Fabien Guérin. Université de la Reunion, France
12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Oral Session (2): “Infection and virulence mechanisms (Part I)”
14:00 – 14:40 – Keynote lecture: Kenji Kai - Osaka Prefecture University, Japan.
14:40 – 15:30 – Selected talks from abstracts
15:30 – 16:00 – Closing lecture: Yasufumi Hikichi – Kochi University, Japan.
16:00 – 18:00 – Coffee break & Poster Session (1)

Tuesday, March 31

9:00 – 9:20 – Tribute to Philippe Prior
9:20 – 10:40 – Chris Hayward & Philippe Prior Session: oral presentation of selected works of students that received the Hayward-Prior Awards.
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00 – Oral Session (3) “Infection and virulence mechanisms (Part II)” biology”
11:00 – 11:40 – Keynote lecture: Alberto Macho - Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, China.
11:40 – 12:30 – Selected talks from abstracts
12:30 – 13:00 – Closing lecture: Stephan Genin. Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes Micro-organismes (LIPM), Toulouse, France
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Oral Session (4): “Plant responses and disease development”
14:00 – 14:40 – Keynote lecture: Anjali Iyer-Pascuzzi - Purdue University, USA.
14:40 – 15:30 – Selected talks from abstracts
15:30 – 16:00 – Closing lecture: Marc Valls – University of Barcelona, Spain
16:00 – 18:00 – Coffee break & Poster Session (2)
20:00 – Gala Dinner

Wednesday, April 1: INIA JOURNEY
9:00 – 9:20 – Welcome and introduction to the potato breeding program in Uruguay. INIA authorities
9:20 – 11:00 – Oral Session (5): “Host resistance and crop improvement”
9:20 – 10:00 – Keynote lecture:Jacques Dintinger - CIRAD -La Reunión, France
10:00 – 10:40 – Selected talks
10:40 – 11:00 – Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:40 – Keynote lecture: Carlos Lopes - EMBRAPA Brasilia, Brazil.
11:40 – 12:00 – INIA Potato Breeding Program. F. Vilaró -M. González
12:00 -13:30 – Lunch and local stands
13:30 – 14:30 – Visit to INIA’s facilities
14:30 – 16:30 – Oral Session (6): “Innovative control strategies and integrated management”
14:30 – 15:10 – Keynote lecture: Zhong Wei – Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
15:10 – 16:00 – Selected talks from abstracts
16:00 – 16:30 – Closing lecture: José Antonio Castillo (Bolivia-Ecuador)
16:30 – 17:30 – Coffee break and stands

Thursday, April 2
9:00 – 11:00 – Oral Session (7): “Epidemiology and plant-microbiome interactions”
9:00 – 9:40 – Keynote lecture: Seon-Woo Lee University of Busan, South Korea.
9:40 – 10:30 – Selected talks from abstracts
10:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break & Poster Session (2)
12:00 – 13:00 – Closing ceremony

Free afternoon for sightseeing and city tours

Friday, April 3 (optional)
- Field trip (visit to potato crops)
- Tourist excursion to the east coast (José Ignacio, Punta del Este)


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