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Scientific programme

Psyringae2020 will be an opportunity for plenary, oral and poster sessions on a range of topics concerning the ecology of P. syringae and its role in plant health and Earth system processes in a changing climate. Topics will include habitats and their microbiomes and interactomes, genomics and evolution of P. syringae, virulence, pathogenicity, epidemiology and disease management of P. syringae, greenhouse horticulture in northern latitudes: concerns about P. syringae and other bacterial plant pathogens, glaciers, ice, clouds, snow, and rain as habitats for P. syringae.

A tentative programme is as follows, but please note that session topics will be amended to reflect the delegate interests. A final programme will be published after the abstract submission deadline.

Monday, June 15th.
          Registration and icebreaker event.

Tuesday, June 16th.
          08:30 Session 1 - Becoming Pseudomonas syringae: the evolution of a plant pathogen
          10:30 Coffee break
          10:50 Session 1 ctd.
          12:30 Lunch
          13:30 Session 2 - The Call of the Wild: Pseudomonas syringae in habitats beyond agriculture
          15:30 Coffee break
          15:50 Session 2 ctd.
          18:30 End of day 1

Wednesday, June 17th.
          08:30 Session 3 - The Pseudomonad that Came In From the Cold: host invasion, virulence and host responses.
          10:30 Coffee break
          10:50 Session 3 ctd.
          12:30 Lunch
          13:30 Session 3 ctd.
          15:30 Coffee break
          15:50 Poster presentations
          18:30 End of day 2

Thursday, June 18th.
          08:30 Session 4 - Stranger in a Strange Land: effect of biotic and abiotic environmental factors on population dynamics and disease
          10:30 Coffee break
          10:50 Session 4 ctd.
          12:30 Lunch
          13:30 Session 5 - Love in the Time of Necrosis: disease anticipation, prevention and management
          15:30 Coffee break
          15:50 Poster presentations
          18:30 Conference dinner

Friday, June 19th.
          Social events (choice of two or three outings).


Háskólinn á Akureyri

University of Akureyri

Norđurslóđ 2
600 Akureyri, Iceland
psyringae2020@unak.is