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02.09.19 - 03.09.19
UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol BS1

The British Society for Plant Pathology 2019 Presidential Conference

This two day conference will present current knowledge of how pathogens overcome host defences and how plants respond to evolving disease challenges. Welcome to the Arms Race - an exciting opportunity to learn what's happening at a crucial frontier of scientific research.

Invited speakers at this two day conference will include:
  • David Guttman (U Toronto, Canada) and Honour McCann (Massey University, NZ) on bacterial plant pathogens
  • Wenbo Ma (UC Riverside, USA) on fungi
  • Sebastian Schornack (U Cambridge) on oomycetes
  • John Carr (U Cambridge) on viruses
The 2019 winner of the prestigious RKS Wood Prize will give a talk and prizes will be awarded for best student talk and poster. More details on the conference and how to submit presentations can be found on the BSPP website.

Cost and booking

  • BSPP Members - £150
  • BSPP Student Members - £100
  • Non-Members - £220
  • Students - £140
Booking is open on the BSPP website.


For any event enquiries please contact the BSPP programme secretary at

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