Recognition and signaling I
Thorsten Nürnberger (Germany)
Patterns and receptors in Arabidopsis innate immunity
David Guttman (Canada)
Identification of innate immunity elicitors using molecular signatures of natural selection
Recognition and signaling II
Peter Moffett (Canada)
Involvement of a novel class of NB-LRR proteins in disease resistance
Gitta Coaker (USA)
Proteomic and genetic analyses of plant immune complexes
Symbiosis I
Masayoshi Kawaguchi (Japan)
Long-distance control of nodulation via CLE peptides and HAR1/KLAVIER receptor kinases
Sharon Long (USA)
Symbiosis II
Makoto Hayashi (Japan)
Transcriptional regulation for nodulation in legumes
Uta Paszkowski (Switzerland)
Plant-oomycete / fungal interactions
Barbara Valent (USA)
Magnaporthe oryzae effectors in rice blast disease
Yoshitaka Takano (Japan)
Nonhost interactions between Arabidopsis and Anthracnose fungi
Plant-nematode / insects interactions
Derek Goto (Japan)
Interaction between root-knot nematodesplant signaling networks during parasitic invasion
Pierre Abad (France)
Finding new candidate parasitism genes in plant parasitic nematodes : an evolutionary and comparative genomics approach
Pathogenic fungi
Yasuyuki Kubo (Japan)
Pathogenesis and infection related morphogenesis of Colletotrichum orbiculare
You Liang Peng (China)
Genomics and evolution of virulence in pathogenic fungi and oomycetes
Brett M. Tyler (USA)
Evolution of cell entry function in oomycete and fungal effectors
Christiana A. Cuomo (USA)
Genomic evolution and specialization of wheat rust fungi
Pathogenic bacteria / phytoplasma
Saskia A. Hogenhout (UK)
Pathogen effectors that modulate plant-insect interactions and plant development
Adam Bogdanove (USA)
Harnessing TAL effector-DNA targeting to understand and prevent plant diseases cased by Xanthomonas
Endophytes and parasitic plants
Kiwamu Minamisawa (Japan)
What does community analysis of plant-associated microbes tell us?
Ken Shirasu (Japan)
Genomic studies of parasitic plants
Effector proteins
Ryohei Terauchi (Japan)
Jean T. Greenberg (USA)
Plant-virus / viroid interactions
Na-Sheng Lin (Taiwan)
Escaping gene silencing in transgenic plants expressing a replicating bamboo mosaic virus
Masayuki Ishikawa (Japan)
Interactions between Tomato mosaic virus and plants
Cell wall modification and resistance
Giulia De Lorenzo (Italy)
Antonio Molina (Spain)
Uncoupling resistance to pathogens from tradeoffs by remodeling Arabidopsis cell wall
Plant response
Gary J. Loake (UK)
Plant immuNOlogy: cracking the redox code
Hirofumi Yoshioka (Japan)
MAPK and CDPK control NO and ROS bursts in plant immune response
Evolution of susceptibility and resistance
Gary Stacey (USA)
Plant recognition of chitin and lipo-chitin signaling molecules
Walter Gassmann (USA)
Yin and yang of effector-triggered immunity: the negative regulator SRFR1 interacts with the positive regulator EDS1 and with resistance proteins
Biocontrol interactions
Barry Scott (New Zealand)
Regulation of bioprotective metabolite biosynthesis in the grass symbiont Epichloe festucae
Hideo Nakashita (Japan)
Practical use of endophytic bacteria in rice fields
Systems biology
Fumiaki Katagiri (USA)
Properties and structure of the plant immune signaling network
Roger Wise (USA)
Regulation of innate immunity in barley-powdery mildew interactions
Plant hormones integrating defense response
Xinnian Dong (USA)
Salicylic acid signaling in plant immune responses
Jane Glazebrook (USA)
Roles of CBP60 proteins in the plant defense network
Biotechnology (Sponsored by the Two Blades Foundation)
Zhongmin Wei (USA)
Harpin, elicitor of hypersensitive response for new era agricultural application- opportunities and challenges
Eric Ward (UK)
Toward durable disease resistance
Structural biology
Jijie Chai (China)
Structural basis for BAK1 inhibition by the bacterial effector protein AvrptoB
Bostjan Kobe (Australia)
Structural insights into TIR domain function in effector-triggered immunity in flax and Arabidopsis
Crop protection
Pierre J. G. M. de Wit (Netherland)
Cladosporium fulvum and Dothistroma septosporum, two related fungi adapted to different hosts and lifestyles
Tina Jordan (Switzerland)
The wheat Mla homolog TmMla1 exhibits an evolutionary conserved function against powdery mildew in both wheat and barley