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INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
MICROBE-ASSISTED CROP PRODUCTION-
OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES & NEEDS

JULY 11 - 14, 2022
VIENNA, AUSTRIA

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

 

OVERVIEW

DAY 1 | July 11, 2022 | 13:00 - 20:00

 
Welcome
 
Opening lecture Brajesh Singh (Western Sydney University, AU)
Session 1
Bringing microbial applications into practice
Session chair: Angela Sessitsch
Invited speaker: Veronica Reis (Embrapa, BR)
Session 2
Climate change, plant microbiomes and plant abiotic stress tolerance
Session chairs: Gwynn Beattie, Connor Fitzpatrick & Islam Abd El-Daim
Invited speakers: Gwynn Beattie (Iowa State University, US) & Connor Fitzpatrick (University of North Carolina, US) & Islam Abd El-Daim (Austrian Institute of Technology, AT)
 
Poster Session 1 & Networking

DAY 2 | July 12, 2022 | 09:00 - 18:00

Session 3
Microbiomes and soil fertility
Session chairs: Euan James & Marcel van der Heijden
Invited speakers: Euan James (James Hutton Institute, UK) & Marcel van der Heijden (Agroscope, CH)

Session 4
Functional understanding of plant microbiomes
Session chairs: Victor Carrion & Matthieu Barret
Invited speakers: Victor Carrion (University of Leiden, NL) & Matthieu Barret (INRAE, FR)
 
Poster Session 1
Session 5
Plant mechanisms to interact with beneficial microorganisms
Session chairs: Adriana Hemerly & Elisa Korenblum
Invited speaker: Adriana Hemerly (University of Rio de Janeiro, BR)

DAY 3 | July 13, 2022 | 09:00 - 16:30

Session 5
Plant mechanisms to interact with beneficial microorganisms
Session chairs: Adriana Hemerly & Elisa Korenblum
Invited speaker: Elisa Korenblum (Weizmann Institute, IL)
 
Poster Session 2
Session 6
Plant microbiomes in the food system
Session chairs: Gabriele Berg & Angela Sessitsch
Invited speakers: Gabriele Berg (Graz University of Technology, AT) & Angela Sessitsch (Austrian Institute of Technology, AT)
Session 7
Microbial biocontrol of pests, pathogens and weeds
Session chairs: Zhong Wei, Ena Šečić & Friederike Trognitz
Invited speaker: Zhong Wei (Nanjing University, CN) & Ena Šečić (University of Giessen, DE)
 
Social Programme

DAY 4 | July 14, 2022 | 09:00 - 16:30

Session 7
Microbial biocontrol of pests, pathogens and weeds
Session chairs: Zhong Wei, Ena Šečić & Friederike Trognitz
Invited speaker: Friederike Trognitz (Austrian Institute of Technology, AT)
Session 8
Microbiome understanding to improve field success of microbial applications
Session chairs: Pankaj Trivedi & Davide Bulgarelli
Invited speakers: Pankaj Trivedi (Colorado State University, US) & Davide Bulgarelli (University of Dundee, UK)
 
Poster Session 2
Session 9
Disruptive approaches for phytobiome improvement
Session chairs: Vadim Kessler & Marko Vincekovic
Invited speakers: Vadim Kessler (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE) & Marko Vincekovic (University of Zagreb, HR)
Session 10
Phytobiomes Alliance Session
Session chairs: Angela Sessitsch & Kellye Eversole
Invited speakers: Kellye Eversole (Phytobiomes Alliance, US)
 
Closing lecture Corné Pieterse (Utrecht University, NL)
 
Awards & Closure

DETAILED PROGRAM

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