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Plant Immunity: Pathways and Translation
Apr 07, 2013 - Apr 12, 2013
Event Type: Conference
Location: Big Sky, Montana, USA
Registration Deadline: Feb 07, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline: Dec 06, 2012
Description of event:
April 7—12, 2013
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, USA
Plants are repeatedly attacked by a variety of pathogens and pests and have evolved a multitude of mechanisms to fight off their parasites. The field of plant immunity
has significantly matured in recent years. All major classes of molecular players both from plants (surface and intracellular immune receptors) and microbes (microbial pattern molecules and effectors) have been revealed. This conference will highlight the latest developments in understanding plant immune pathways
, how these pathways
are perturbed by pathogens, and how plants and their parasites coevolve. The selected speakers will address the following questions: How do plant immune receptors sense pathogen
molecules and effectors? What molecular mechanisms mediate immunity
both at the surface and inside the plant cell
? How do microbial effectors alter plant immunity
? How do pathogens affect plant evolution in natural ecosystems? In addition, the conference will address how basic knowledge on plant immunity
can be translated into applications of relevance to agriculture. Therefore, this conference will be unique in bringing together cutting-edge basic scientists with more applied colleagues. Such high-level dialogue should foster the emergence of novel ideas for combating plant diseases. Our goal is also to raise the profile of translational plant pathology
research in an era of looming food crisis. Two workshops on the topics of “systems approaches to plant immunity
” and “emerging pathogens and pests” will complement the plenary sessions.
Big Sky Resort lies nestled in the heart
of the Rocky Mountains in the shadow of majestic Lone Peak. The lodges themselves are warm and welcoming places to socialize with other scientists. Big Sky Resort is a ski-in /ski-out facility with access to some truly exceptional snow. Other recreational activities include cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, a fitness center, spa, swimming pool and hot tub.
Big Sky Resort
1 Lone Mountain Trail
PO Box 160001
Big Sky, Montana 59716
160 U.S. Highway 6, Suite 200
PO Box 1630
Silverthorne, CO 80498