Imaging plant-microbe interactions
Organizers
Daigo Takemoto (Japan)
Imaging of pathogenic and symbiotic fungi in culture and during infection
Noriko Inada (Japan)
Imaging powdery mildew-plant interaction; manipulation of host cells by powdery mildew
Andrea Genre (Italy)
Visualising perifungal membrane biogenesis in living arbuscularmycorrhizal roots
Speakers
Li-Qing Chen (USA)
Pathogen-induced sugar transporters identified with the help of optical sensors
Shigeyuki Tanaka (Germany)
Imaging of Ustilago maydis infection to maize
Silke Robatzek (UK)
Plants communicating with pathogens: membranes in motion and cellular defense
Induced susceptibility in plants
Organizer
Kazuya Akimitsu (Japan)
Induced susceptibility in citrus by Alternaria host-selective toxin
Gillian Turgeon (USA)
Comparative genome structure, secondary metabolite capacity and host-selective toxin production across Cochliobolus pathogens
Speakers
Kazuhiro Toyoda (Japan)
Plant cell wall is the first line of defense: a host-specific modulationfor induced susceptibility
Pawel Bednarek (Poland)
Tryptophan-derived metabolites in Mlo-mediated susceptibility of Arabidopsis thaliana to Golovinomyces orontii
Timothy L. Friesen (USA)
Investigation of the SnTox1-Snn1 interaction: How is Stagonospora nodorum inducing susceptibility in wheat?
Alexandre Amaral (UK)
Defining the composition and function(s) of the Mycosphaerella graminicola predicted protein secretome
Powdery mildew
Organizers
Pietro Spanu (UK)
Hans Thordal-Christensen (Denmark)
Speakers
Carsten Pedersen (Denmark)
The structure and evolution of barley powdery mildew effector candidates
Ralph Hüeckelhoven (Germany)
Arabidopsis BAX Inhibitor-1 co-immunoprecipitates with a cytochrome p450 monooxygenase, which is a susceptibility factor to powdery mildew
Takaki Maekawa (Germany)
Identification of Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei avirulence effectors using combination of a high-throughput functional screening and population genomics
Tina Jordan (Switzerland)
Study of the Pm3-mediated resistance response against Blumeriagraminisf.sp. tritici in transgenic Arabidopsis plants
William Underwood (USA)
Arabidopsis mutants displaying aberrant localization of the PEN3 ABC transporter have altered responses to powdery mildew fungi
Ralf Wessling (Germany)
Arabidopsis powdery mildew effector proteins target highlyconnected host proteins and display virulence activity
Rice immunity and pathogens
Organizer
Guo-Liang Wang (USA)
The Magnaportheoryzae effector AvrPiz-t targets the ubiquitin-proteasome system for its avirulence and virulence activities in rice

Speakers
Naweed Naqvi (Singapore)
Spatio-temporal regulation of cell signaling during Magnaporthe pathogenesis
Akira Takahashi (Japan)
Genetic studies of signaling pathways for innate immunity of rice
Jan Leach (USA)
Environmental impacts on rice immunity
Marc-Henri Lebrun (France)
Regulatory networks of Magnaporthe involved in rice infection
Jin-RongXu (USA)
Plant Surface Signals and Appressorium Morphogenesis in Magnaporthe oryzae
Functional genomics of plant pathogenic bacteria
Organizers
Alan Collmer (USA)
Exploring minimal functional repertoires of Pseudomonas syringae type III effectors
Shinji Tsuyumu (Japan)
Genomic studies on regulatory mechanisms involved in bacterial plant pathology
Speakers
Ian Toth (UK)
Genomics research on Pectobacterium and Dickeya species: Disease, ecology and diagnosis
Shigetou Namba (Japan)
Molecular biological studies on phytoplasmal pathogenicity
Nemo Peeters (France)
With and without a priori approaches to uncover pathogenicity determinants on the Ralstoni asolanacearum genome
David Baltrus (USA)
Bacterial genomics and the rise of microbial GWAS and reverse ecology
Proteomics
Organizers
Alex Jones (UK)
Targeted quantification of phosphorylation sites
Hirofumi Nakagami (Japan)
Phosphoproteomics approaches for signaling dissection
Speakers
Gitta Coaker (USA)
Dynamic changes in the plasma membrane proteome during plant immune signaling
Takashi L. Shimada (Japan)
Leaf oil bodies produce an anti-fungal compound actively in dying tissues
Tina Romeis (Germany)
Mechanism of CDPK function in local and systemic plant innate immune responses
Patrick Cournoyer (USA)
The interaction proteome of the N NB-LRR immune receptor
Ana M. Bocsanczy (USA)
Identifying factors involved in pathogenicity of Ralstonia solanacearum strains at low temperatures using a proteomics approach
Shahid Siddique (Germany)
Activity-based protein profiling: analyzing the effect of pathogenic nematodes on Arabidopsis roots