Program

 
Tuesday, July 5
10:45
 
Bus from Girona (meeting point in front of the Post-Office building, Correus) to the Science and Technology Park (STP)
11:00-12:30

Registration (Narcís Monturiol Building, Hall)

12:30-13:00
 
Official opening (Auditorium, Narcís Monturiol building)
13:00-15:00
Lunch (Giroemprèn building, ground flour)
15:00-17:30
 
Session-Overview on fire blight and Erwinia amylovora (Auditorium, Narcís Monturiol building) (Chair: Emilio Montesinos).
  15:00-15:30
Comparative genomics of Erwinia species. Theo H. M. Smits. Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.
  15:30-16:00
Breeding for host resistance to fire blight. Markus Kellerhals. Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences, Wädenswil, Switzerland.
  16:00-16:30 Coffee-Break
  16:30-17:00
Use of decision support systems for fire blight management. Dani Shtienberg. ARO the Volcani Center, Israel.
 
17:00-17:30
Improving fire blight control by knowing Erwinia amylovora epidemiology in the European Union. Maria M. López. Instituto Valenciano de Investigacions Agrarias-IVIA, Spain.
17:30-18:30
  Beer tasting (Narcís Monturiol building entrance)
18:30
  Bus from STP to Girona
20:45
  Bus from Girona to Social Dinner
21:00-24:00
  Social Dinner (Siloc restaurant, La Creueta)
24:00
Bus from restaurant to Girona
Wednesday, July 6
08:30
  Bus from Girona to the STP
09:00-11:30
Session-Genetics and Genomics (Chairs: Brion Duffy and George Sundin).
  9:00-9:30
Keynote: Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of the T3SS in Erwinia amylovora. Youfu (Frank) Zhao. University of Illinois, USA.
  9:30-10:30
Oral presentations
 
Towards the understanding of iron uptake and siderophore biosynthesis in Erwinia amylovora. Ivan Polsinelli, Marco-Salomone-Stagni, Joseph Dale Bartho, and Stefano Benini.
 
The structural biology of Erwinia amylovora desferoxamine biosynthetic pathway at a glance. Marco Salomone-Stagni, Joseph Dale Bartho, and Stefano Benini.
 
Polymorphism of the VNTR F region of Erwinia amylovora and comparison between some VNTR F and CRISPR-groups. Nataliya Drenova, Galina Matiashova, Denis Belkin, Maxim Kondratyev.
  10:30-11:00
Coffee-Break
  11:00-11:30
Oral presentations
 
Regulation of flagellar motility by the small RNA ArcZ in Erwinia amylovora. Jeffrey Schachterle, Quan Zeng, and George W. Sundin.
11:30-12:00
Poster viewing
12:00-13:00
  Round table: The genome of E. amylovora. An update.
13:00-15:00
Lunch (Giroemprèn building, ground floor)
15:00-18:00
Session-Pathogen/Microbe/Plant Interactions and plant breeding (Chairs: Joanna Pulawska and Andreas Peil).
  15:00-15:30
Keynote: Role of cyclic di-GMP in Erwinia amylovora - apple interactions. George W. Sundin. Michigan State University, USA.
  15:30-16:30
Oral presentations
 
The Malus fusca fire blight resistance locus: validation of Mfu10 and genetic resolution of the region containing the locus. Ofere Francis Emeriewen, Klaus Richter, Mickael Malnoy, Magda -Viola Hanke, and Andreas Peil.
 
Functional roles of Erwinia amylovora catalases during plant-pathogen interactions and exposure to starvation. Ricardo D. Santander, Àngela Figàs-Segura, and Elena G. Biosca.
 
Comparative analysis of transcriptomes of Erwinia amylovora in planta, on two apple cultivars of different susceptibility to fire blight. Joanna Pulawska, Monika Kaluzna, Wojciech Warabieda, and Artur Mikicinski.
  16:30-17:00
Coffee-Break
  17:00-18:00
Oral presentations
 
Testing of resistance of pome fruit cultivars after artificial inoculation with Erwinia amylovora in field conditions. Jana Sillerova, Josef Korba, Jiri Sedlak, Frantisek Paprstein, Ales Matejicek, and Tomas Necas..
 
Modulating the plant-pathogen interaction using antimicrobial peptides to control fire blight. Esther Badosa, Laura Montesinos, Lidia Ruz, Jordi Cabrefiga, Jesús Francés, Beatriz Gascón, Cristina Camó, Marta Planas, Lidia Feliu, and Emilio Montesinos.
 
Functional analysis of the fire blight effector protein AvrRpt2EA in apple. Susan Schröpfer, Thomas Wöhner, Dieter Treutter, Magda-Viola Hanke, Andreas Peil, and Henryk Flachowsky.
18:00-18:30
Poster viewing
18:30
  Bus to Girona
19:30-21:00
  Girona Downtown Visit (meeting point at Vicens Vives square)
     
Thursday, July 7
8:30   Bus from Girona to the STP
09:00-12:30
Session-Epidemiology and Decision Support Systems (Chairs: Fabio Rezzonico and Maria M. López).
  9:00-9:30
Keynote: Perspectives on streptomycin-resistant Erwinia amylovora in New York. Kerik D.Cox. Cornell University, USA.
  9:30-10:30
Oral presentations
 
Tracking of Erwinia amylovora dissemination in Eastern Europe and central Asia using CRISPRs. Fabio Rezzonico, Nataliya Drenova, Inga Morocko-Bicevska, Laima Baranauskaite, Anita Végh, Aboubakr Moradi, Hatice Ozaktan, Zhansaya Umiralieva, and Galiya Zharmuhamedova.
 
Epidemiology of fire blight (caused by Erwinia amylovora) in the Pink Lady® apple cultivar in Israel. Mery Dafny Yelin, Orly Mairesse, Judit Moy, Miriam Silberstein, Shulamit Manulis-Sasson, and Dani Shtienberg.
 
New host for Erwinia amylovora in wild plants: first detection in Pyrus bourgaeana (Iberian wild pear). E. Marco-Noales, J. Peñalver, I. Navarro, M.T. Gorris, C. Morente, C. Balguerías, J.A. Ramírez, C. Recio, T. Ruiz de la Hermosa, R. Sancho, C. Aedo, and M.M. López.
 
Monitoring Erwinia amylovora in Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria during the blossoming periods since 2010. Stefan Kunz, David Szalatnay, Klaus Altherr, Eduard Holliger, Béatrice Schoch, Dennis Mernke, Urs Müller-Widmer, Richard Hollenstein, Nina Thomas, Markus Hunkeler, Daniel Schnegg, Louis Suter, Hans-Jakob Schärer, Ulrich Höfert, Klemens Böck, Karin Wudler, Christian Scheer, Sonja Weißhaupt, Malin Hinze, and Peter Triloff.
  10:30-11:00
Coffee-Break
  11:00-12:30
Oral presentations
 
Ocurrence of fire blight disease on Asian pear caused by Erwinia amylovora in Korea. Duck Hwan Park , Ji-GangYu, Kyu-Suk Han, Eom-Jim Oh, Mi Chi Yea, Seong Jin Lee, and Chang-Sik Oh.
 
The incidence and prevalence of fire blight in apple trees in Lahe Van Basin, Turkey. Ahmet Akköprü and Cevdet Kipçak.
 
Effect of low temperatures on Erwinia amylovora virulence and starvation responses. Ricardo D. Santander, and Elena G. Biosca.
 
A microbiological examination of Erwinia amylovora exopolysaccharide ooze. Suzanne M. Slack, Quan Zeng, Cory A. Outwater, and George W. Sundin.
 
Shifts in the prevalence of streptomycin-resistant Erwinia amylovora on pear in Oregon. USA. Virginia O. Stockwell.
12:30-13:00
Poster viewing
13:00-15:00
Lunch (Giroemprèn building, ground floor)
15:00-18:00
Session-Control Strategies (Chairs: Virginia Stockwell and Stefan Kunz).
  15:00-15:30
Keynote: Non-antibiotic strategies for fire blight control in the USA. Kenneth B. Johnson. Oregon State University, USA.
  15:30-16:30
Oral presentations
 
Integration of biological control agents and plant defense activators against fire blight in Morocco. Ait Bahadou Smail, Ouijja Abderrahmane, Boukhari Mohammed Amine, and Tahiri Abdessalem.
 
Field trials for fire blight control in the experimental orchard “Kirschgartshausen”. Arno Fried, Annette Wensing, Dennis Mernke, and Wilhelm Jelkmann.
 
Experiences with Kasumin for fire blight control in Michigan. Cory A. Outwater and George W. Sundin.
 
Contribution of native plasmids of Pantoea vagans strain C9-1 to fitness and biocontrol efficacy in apple and pear orchard trials. Jeannie M. Klein, Joyce E. Loper, Kenneth B. Johnson, Virginia O. Stockwell.
  16:30-17:00
Coffee-Break
  17:00-18:00
Oral presentations
 
Further results on SAR-inducing tree paints as a therapy to aid restoration of tree health after fire blight infection. Todd N. Temple and Kenneth B. Johnson.
 
Osmoadaptation increases the performance of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens EPS2017 for biological control of fire blight. Jordi Cabrefiga, Isabel Mora, and Emilio Montesinos.
 
Lactobacillus plantarum strains as efficient biocontrol agents of fire blight. Núria Daranas, Gemma Roselló, Esther Badosa, Jordi Cabrefiga, Jesús Francés, Emilio Montesinos, and Anna Bonaterra.
 
Control of fire blight in Norway 1986-2015. P. Sletten, V. Talgø, T. Rafoss, and N.S. Melbøe.
18:15-19:00
Overview (chairs of the sessions)
19:00-19:15   Next meeting and official closure
19:15-20:15
 
Human towers exhibition (green area between Giroemprèn and Casademont buildings)
20:15
Bus from STP to restaurant
20:30-01:00
 
BBQ and Show (Mas Bes restaurant and farmers house)
01:00
Bus from restaurant to Girona
Friday, July 8
08:15
  Bus departure from Girona
09:00-11:20
Visit to Mas Badia Agricultural Experiment Station (IRTA), La Tallada d'Empordà (Girona)
11:20-11:40   Coffee-Break
11:40-12:45
Visit to a Fruit-tree Cooperative, Torroella de Montgri (Girona)
13:00-15:00
  Lunch (return to Girona)
15:45
Return to Girona (estimated time arrival at 15:45)
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