COST FA1405 Final Meeting

“Phytobiomes and plant health:
from basics to application”

January 23-25, 2019 Thessaloniki, Greece

organized by the Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER (HAO-DEMETER)

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Conference

On behalf of the organizing committee we are pleased to invite you to the EU-COST FA1405 Final Meeting “Phytobiomes and plant health: from basics to application” organized by the Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER (HAO-DEMETER)

January 23-25 2019 Thessaloniki, Greece

Phytobiomes and plant health

 

Phytobiomes is a newly coined term that describes the interactive associations of plants with communities of organisms including microorganisms, fungi, insects, invertebrates etc. and their environment.

 

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Event Schedule

Registration

8:30pm - 9:00pm
Registration

Working Group 1 (WG1) - CAMo’s (Crop-Arthropod-Microbe interactions) and their impact on crop yield

9:00pm - 14:50pm
WG1 focuses on two main objectives:
1. Synthesize current knowledge on (i) the effects of microorganisms on crop-arthropod interactions and vice versa, (ii) how CAMo interactions impact crop resistance and crop yield, and (iii) the extent of variability in the effects of CAMo interactions on crop resistance and yield as a result of abiotic and genetic (cultivar/strain) variation.
2. Conduct comparisons across crop systems using the database generated under the previous objective. Use statistical analyses and modelling to identify general patterns and impacts in these interactions.
Knowledge up to date along with results and conclusions related to these objectives will be presented during the WG1 section.

Tea

14:50pm - 15:20pm
Tea

Working Group 2 (WG2) - Part 1 Mechanisms underlying CAMo (Crop-Arthropod-Microbe) interactions

15:20pm - 17:45pm
The WG2 has three main objectives:
1. To synthesize current knowledge on molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying CAMo interactions and how they are altered by abiotic factors in tomato, oilseed rape and other model species and crops. Identify general mechanisms underlying different types of CAMo interactions.
2. To initiate the development of a set of modelling components for exploring the consequences of molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying CAMo interactions at the individual plant and crop level.
3. To evaluate and develop technologies and tools (particularly –omics) for studies of CAMo interactions; standardize protocols for assessing CAMo effects; identify technical gaps in the relevant techniques used to study CAMo.
Knowledge up to date along with results and conclusions related to these objectives will be presented during the WG2 section.

Poster session

17:45pm - 19:15pm
Poster session

Wine and cheese

19:15pm -
Wine and cheese

Working Group 2 (WG2) - Part 2 Mechanisms underlying CAMo (Crop-Arthropod-Microbe) interactions

9:00pm - 10:50pm
The WG2 has three main objectives:
1. To synthesize current knowledge on molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying CAMo interactions and how they are altered by abiotic factors in tomato, oilseed rape and other model species and crops. Identify general mechanisms underlying different types of CAMo interactions.
2. To initiate the development of a set of modelling components for exploring the consequences of molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying CAMo interactions at the individual plant and crop level.
3. To evaluate and develop technologies and tools (particularly –omics) for studies of CAMo interactions; standardize protocols for assessing CAMo effects; identify technical gaps in the relevant techniques used to study CAMo.
Knowledge up to date along with results and conclusions related to these objectives will be presented during the WG2 section.

Coffee

10:50pm - 11:20pm
Coffee

Working Group 3 (WG3) - Utilization of CAMo (Crop-Arthropod-Microbe) interactions

11:20pm - 16:50pm
WG3 aims to the following:
1. Initiate, develop, and evaluate novel ideas, approaches and products for managing crop pests and beneficial microbes that rely on management of CAMo interactions.
2. Analyse how principles of CAMo interactions can be included in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) decision support systems.
Knowledge up to date along with results and conclusions related to these objectives will be presented during the WG3 section.

Conference dinner

19:15pm -
Conference dinner

Stakeholders programme

9:30pm - 12:30pm
Stakeholders programme – Round table

Lunch

12:30pm - 13:30pm
Lunch

Final MC meeting

13:30pm - 16:30pm
Final MC meeting

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