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WELCOME to the Plant Resistance Sustainability 2012 International Conference!

NEWS: Registration is still open up to October 12, 2012 The programme is on line


16-19 october 2012
La Colle sur Loup (06) - France


Plant Resistance Sustainability annoucement The main challenge currently facing agricultural research  i.e., to find efficient and sustainable ways to produce food for a growing population in a changing world, calls for extensive efforts and a cross-disciplinary approach. In this context, genetic resistance is a privileged approach to efficiently manage crop health with limited economic and environmental impacts. However pests evolve and/or emerge, so that one of the key issues for research at the crossroads of plant genetics and pathology, agronomy, population and landscape ecology, management sciences, economy, geography, and sociology among other disciplines, is the sustainable management of crop resistance to pests.

In this context, the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), in the frame of its metaprogramme Sustainable Management of Crop Health (SMaCH), will organize an International Conference on the topic Plant Resistance Sustainability. This meeting will take place near Nice, in Southern France, next October 16-19, 2012.

The conference will include oral presentations (keynote speakers), short oral communications and poster presentations.
Participation of junior and senior researchers is expected and encouraged.

The official language will be English.
 









   

 

 

 
            

                 
Four sessions will cover the following topics


Session 1: Impact of plant disease resistance on the structure and evolution of pathogen populations
Description and understanding of resistance breakdowns. Evolution of pathogen population driven by host resistance.
Ecology and co-evolution of plants and pathogens in natural systems.
Possible lessons for a better management of resistance resources.

Session 2: Sustainable and integrated breeding and deployment of genetic resistance
Breeding for resistant genotypes.
Deployment strategies and combination with alternative control methods in order to achieve/preserve their durability.
Lessons learned from epidemiological/demo-genetic mathematical modeling.

Session 3: From plant-pathogen molecular interactions to the durability of resistance
Lessons learned from the study of host/pathogen interactions at the molecular level, of their mechanisms of action and of the pathogen adaptation pathways. How does this contribute to our understanding of resistance durability ? 
Identification of new targets (new resistance mechanisms) for resistance breeding.

Session 4: Socio-economic issues related to the use of resistant varieties and their deployment in agro-systems
Social and economic constraints to the use of genetic resistance to pathogen.
Sustainable management of genetic resistance at large scale.
Social or economic impact of genetic resistance.

 

Invited speakers


  • Philippe BARET, Université Catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, Belgium
  • James BROWN, John Innes Center, Department of Disease & Stress Biology, United Kingdom
  • Marion DESQUILBET, INRA, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Mathématique et Quantitative, France
  • Sylvain GANDON, CNRS, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, France
  • Benoit MOURY, INRA, Unité de recherche de Pathologie Végétale, France
  • Chris MUNDT, Oregon State University, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, USA
  • Laura ROSE, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Walter ROSSING, Wageningen University, Department of Plant Sciences, The Netherlands
  • PeterTHRALL, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

 

Key dates


  • Abstract Submission: From April 15th 2012 to July 30th 2012 
  • Registration:
    Advance Registration: From April 15th 2012 to August 1st 2012
    Registration deadline: September 15th 2012




La recherche dans le domaine de l’agriculture doit relever des enjeux majeurs comme celui de trouver les voies d‘agriculture durable pour produire de la nourriture à destination d’une population toujours croissante et dans un monde incertain.  Ceci demande des efforts de recherche constants et une approche interdisciplinaire. Dans ce contexte, la résistance génétique est une approche privilégiée permettant de gérer de manière efficiente la santé des plantes en limitant les impacts économiques et environnementaux. Toutefois, les bioagresseurs évoluent, certains émergent.

L’un des objectifs clés pour la recherche au croisement entre amélioration des plantes, phytopathologie, agronomie, génétique des populations, écologie des paysages, sciences de gestion, économie, géographie et sociologie est la gestion intégrée de la résistance des plantes aux bioagresseurs.

Dans ce contexte, l‘Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), dans le cadre de son métaprogramme « Sustainable Management of Crop Health » (SMaCH), organise une conférence internationale traitant de la durabilité des résistances des cultures. Cette conférence, qui se déroulera près de Nice (La colle sur Loup) du 16 au 19 octobre 2012, présentera en 4 sessions les travaux actuels sur :
  • L’impact de la résistance des plantes aux maladies sur la structure et l’évolution des populations de bioagresseurs.
  • La sélection intégrée et durable et le déploiement de la résistance génétique
  • Les interactions moléculaires entre plante et bioagresseurs et la durabilité des résistances
  • Les questions socio-économiques soulevées par l’utilisation de variétés résistantes et leur déploiement dans les agro-écosystèmes.