14th WORLD CONGRESS ON PARASITIC PLANTS

June 25-30, 2017

Asilomar Conference Center // Pacific Grove, California

The 14th World Congress on Parasitic Plants brought together researchers from all parts of the world to discuss their latest research in parasitic plant biology.  Topics discussed included parasitic plant genes and genomes, their ecology and evolution, and the biochemistry and physiology of host plant-parasitic plant interactions.

Parasitic weeds can place enormous constraints on agricultural productivity throughout the world. This Congress provided a venue for academic and industry scientists to discover how recent findings in parasitic plant biology can be translated into novel strategies for parasitic weed control.

This congress included talks from 45 speakers and 19 posters from 17 countries.

 

The Abstract Book can be accessed here

Photos from the conference can be accessed here.


Keynote speakers:

Peter McCourt, University of Toronto
Stéphane Muños, INRA, Toulouse
Claude DePamphilis, Penn State University
Markus Albert, University of Tuebingen
Steven Runo, Kenyatta University
Philippe Delavault, University of Nantes
Satoko Yoshida, Nara Institute of Science
Salim Al Babili, King Abdullah University
David Nelson, University California, Riverside
Jonne Rodenburg, Africa Rice Center, CGIAR
Hanan Eizenberg, ARO Volcani Center

Scientific committee:

Julie Scholes, University of Sheffield
Jim Westwood, Virginia Tech
Claude DePamphilis, Penn State University
Ai-Rong Li, Kunming Institute of Botany
Maurizio Vurro, Italian National Research Council
Philippe Delavault, University of Nantes
Radi Aly, ARO Volcani Center
Pradeepa Gunathilake, University of Peradeniya
Michael Timko, University of Virginia S
Steven Runo, Kenyatta University
Philippe Simier, University of Nantes
Duncan Cameron, University of Sheffield
Harro Bouwmeester, University of Amsterdam
Hinanit Koltai, ARO Volcani Center
Yaakov Goldwasser, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jonne Rodenburg, Africa Rice Center, CGIAR
John Yoder, University of California, Davis